“Martha’s Village has helped me with so much providing me and my family with meals during lunch and the monthly distribution. I am disabled and have children with disabilities.” – Rosalia
We know there are many great organizations and causes that need support throughout the Coachella Valley. Some that help our environment, others that help people that have suffered disasters. So why should you choose to donate to Martha’s Village and Kitchen? Your gift is helping those that live right here in our community! MVK understands that those living in poverty have needs that are most likely not being met. That basic needs are out of reach for a growing amount of people living in the Coachella Valley. When you donate to Martha’s Village and Kitchen you are helping the men, women, and children, during a time when they need it most. Your contribution matters and has a great impact on the lives of many.
“As a homeless person, you get to come out of the heat, plus they have a lot to offer. They meet the needs for the needy.” – Lauren
Collectively, we have helped shape the lives of many of our neighbors in need. People who have been chronically homeless. People who have just been down on their luck. And people that have had to escape emergency situations. No one is “safe” from becoming homeless. For some, homelessness can be one decision away. Or maybe debilitating illness away. In many cases, becoming homeless is just a paycheck away. In Riverside County 20% of families aren’t earning enough income to pay for transportation, housing, child care, food and health care.
“I am a single parent and have a job. Who knows what I’d do or where I’d be without the child care at Martha’s Village and Kitchen. I could not afford child care on top of my basic needs, bills and utilities.” -Anonymous
Studies have shown that the percentage of individuals living in poverty increased, 21.2% of those living in Indio and 38.3% living in Coachella. No donation or gift to Martha’s Village and Kitchen is too small. Here are a few examples on how far your monetary contribution goes to help our homeless community.
- Support of $50 a day runs the Cooling Center, helping more than 45 homeless daily escape this deadly summer’s heat. Providing them with air conditioning, water, and snacks.
- A donation of $150.00 can house and feed (3 meals a day) a family of three for 6 days.
- Contribution of $175.00 feeds lunch to a classroom in our Child Development Center for 5 days.
- Your donation of $240.00 provides Career Training for an individual for six months.
- A gift of $435.00 can provide 150 lunches for Senior Citizens who struggle to maintain their housing or who are homeless.
” They helped me with structure and the resources to do things on my own without relying on others too much for help. It built my confidence.” – Nikki
Together, we are Changing Lives! Martha’s Village and Kitchen could not continue to serve our homeless community in the magnitude that we do, without the help of supporters such as yourselves. We will continue with our mission to provide basic needs for those living in poverty and to those living in homelessness.
“This place means everything to me, I want to give back. We are so grateful to you!” – Henry