How Your Donations Are Used
Housing: first month, last month and security deposits, rental help, transitional housing, The Lord’s Place fees. (Housing is our largest expenditure)
Home Set-Up: Furniture, kitchen essential, linens, etc
Children’s Essentials: cribs, toddler beds, diapers, clothes, blankets, toys
Utility Payments: initial deposits, occasional monthly bills
Transportation: Uber rides, bus passes
School Fees: uniforms, school supplies, laptops, books, application fees, testing fees, appropriate clothes, etc.
Extra-curricular Fees: sports’ fees, uniforms, shoes, and cleats, equipment
Incentives for participants: gift cards (Walmart, Target, Publix)
Problem Solving Payments: car repairs, driver fines, and suspension fees
“Wish List” requests: dance lessons, boxing lessons, a guitar
The Marta Ahr Scholarship: recently approved higher education scholarship for qualified participants or graduates
***Every disbursement of funds originates with a request from one of the drug courts to the Finance Committee and then must be approved by the Board of Directors.