In what ways can you help Off The Streets Bridgeport in its mission?
All monetary donations are welcome! Off The Streets does not rely on national, state, or local government funding. We have been blessed by the generosity of donors who believe in our mission. Off The Streets has no paid staff, no office, and minimal overhead. Except for insurance, our overhead is relatively minor. All other funds that are contributed go directly toward the support of our mission. We have found that it costs approximately $500 to get a homeless person off the streets in the greater Bridgeport area. Off The Streets, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization per the IRS. Our federal tax id number is 27-0979787. All donations are tax deductible.
Off The Streets now accepts donations online via Paypal.
If you would like to send the contributions by mail, please send your tax-deductible contribution to Off The Streets Bridgeport at the address listed in the footer of our website.
Off The Streets works with area landlords and property managers who deal with low-income clients to place the homeless into rooms/small apartments. Assistance with space is most needed!
If you know of available space for our clients, please contact us via phone or email (see footer of website for contact info).
Household Goods Donations
OTS provides basic household goods (furniture, bedding, etc) to help give our clients a fresh start.
If you would like to donate some basic household goods, we would welcome the following items (clean and in good condition, please):
- Kitchen tables
- Small dining room tables
For all other items, please contact us for potential needs (see footer of website for contact info).
Volunteer Your Time And Talent
OTS volunteers are our lifeblood! Here are the areas in which we could use your help:
- Collecting and distributing furniture and household goods.
- Information Technology: Involvment in social media needs, updates and ongoing maintenance.
- Fundraising: Including locating potential sources of funds, setting up events and grant writing.
- Publicity: Developing and updating brochures, publicizing events and other fundraising activities.
- Social media expertise (ex: Facebook).
If you want to volunteer or need more information, please call or email us (see footer of website for contact info).
Off the Streets, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization completely run by volunteers with donations from individuals and institutions. All contributions go towards providing housing
for the homeless person or people at risk of being homeless. Per the IRS, our federal tax id number is 27-0979787. All donations are tax deductible.
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