We’d like to thank you all for your assistance and patience with Maslow Projects 11th Annual Holiday Program.
I wanted to share a few numbers about the kiddos we were able to assist (with your help) this Christmas:
129 children were sponsored for gifts
73 families were submitted for the holiday program, including our 12 Newbridge families
53 sponsors were matched with these children and families
$1275 in gift cards were provided to those who were not sponsored
80+ children were gifted through our holiday “shopping” with additional donated gifts
We also received a ton of socks/underwear/hygiene from the Ashland YMCA that went to our hygiene closet thanks to Michele Mitzel work partnering with the Y! We were also thrilled to receive gifts from numerous self-driven fundraisers and donations throughout the community. A special thank you to AllCare for providing a fantastic holiday tree to display in the Newbridge office lobby, as well as Santa and Cookies – how special for the kiddos!
As newbies to the holiday program this year, Mary has assured us this year has been our biggest success yet with the Holiday Program – thanks to all of you. Thank you so much for providing a joyous holiday for families who may not have otherwise celebrated.
The affordable housing crisis continues to persist in Southern Oregon and has a profound impact on our community. Through our partnership with the Housing Authority of Jackson County and Oregon Department of Human Services, we will be opening up 12 new permanent supportive housing units for Maslow families.
Next spring we will open additional units in Central Point. Maslow will provide a housing Case Manager to ensure our youth and families remain successfully housed. In both Jackson and Josephine County, vacancy rates hover around 1%.This partnership offers youth and families in Southern Oregon a chance of hope and home.
In 2018-19 Maslow Project helped 182 families find housing.