Bringing Hope Home: Thank You!
We’ve just reached the end of our very first Bringing Hope Home campaign to raise annual support for TAP. As we look back on the year, we have one thing to say: thank you!
We set an initial goal of $150,000 for Bringing Hope Home, but even during a time when many people’s budgets were lean, the community surpassed that goal again and again. In this challenging time, we’ve received record support from generous individuals and businesses.
Anything but an Ordinary Year
In an ordinary year, TAP focuses on removing barriers to economic and personal independence by providing job training, childcare, and other services. But this year was not an ordinary year—we’ve had to adapt to address urgent needs created or worsened by the pandemic.
This year, we saw our clients’ emergency needs increase by 60%, and the community helped us meet those needs by donating in record amounts.
At the height of the pandemic, with support from the community:
- We distributed 12,000 meals to families in food crisis.
- Our Domestic Violence Services responded to a 20% increase in hotline calls.
- We provided 400 families rent or mortgage assistance.
- We housed 60 families in hotels and kept them off the streets
That’s only a sample of what TAP has accomplished in the past year thanks to community donations.
Look for more details about the impact you have helped to make possible in our annual report, which will be released this fall. In the meantime, know that without your support, we would never have been able to serve so many community members in need.
Our work is never finished, of course. But we want to take a moment to thank everyone who has donated money or time to TAP over this past year. You have had an amazing impact!