Why Homeless but Not Powerless Needs Your Help
Up until January 2012 all the organization's expenses were covered out of pocket by the organization's founder. The cost for Homeless but Not Powereless service to Alabama was manageble. However, with the organization's expansion to Atlanta, and its nearly 16,000 homeless, Homeless but Not Powerless' financial needs have grown.
The organization's founder is a person of very modest means. So the decision was made to reach out to the community to help fund this
Homeless but Not Powerless has a dedicated full-time unpaid staff. Every cent you donate goes directly to the mission civically engaging the homeless in contributing input into their own community.
We need your help to bring democracy to a demographic that has been historically left out of the process.
This is not a money pit. We pride ourselves on transparency about where the money is going and explaining the progress we are making.
Thus far, we have spent over $700 in the process of becoming an recognized organization. We are anticipating further costs as we position ourselves for further expansion nationwide.
Our biggest expense is travel. It costs, on average, $60 during a normal workweek to travel to the homeless providers to do service work.
Homeless but Not Powerless is a registered Non-Profit in the state of Alabama. We are currently applying for an IRS determination letter of our 501(c)4 status. This status allows us to lobby more freely than a normal 501(c)(3) and participate in drafting legislation that supports homeless issues.
We also have a 501(c)3 fund to which tax-deductible donations may be made. This fund covers the majority of our current expenditures.
Your donations are tax-deductible, and will go toward the cost of expansion and registration fees. Thank you for your generous support!