The One By One Project Responds to Rising Demand
Since our launch on January 30, 2021, The One By One Project has completed over 100 requests for funds for families in the Greater Boston non-profit community. To meet the growing demand for funds from our non-profit partners, The One By One Project announces the launch of our first fundraising campaign.
According to Pam Rosenberg, President and Co-Founder of the One By One Project, "When we made our first grant in January 2021, our goal was to quickly step in to help alleviate urgent financial stress for individuals and families that, when left unpaid, can turn a problem into a crisis. We offer an approach that disrupts the old model- we partner directly with Greater Boston non-profit organizations that are closest to the pain within the communities they support. We provide trust-based giving within 24-48 hours for urgent needs. Most importantly, we have spent the past nine months learning all we can from our partners on the front lines every day so we can continue to improve what we do."
Kate Barrand, CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children, shares, "At Horizons, we try to lift up and support our families on their journey to financial sustainability through coaching, mentoring, and linking them with vital resources in the community. But sometimes, our families have an acute and urgent need financially, and that is where our wonderful partners from The One By One Project come in to give vital financial support. Their funds have assisted over 40 Horizons' families within 24-48 hours across a broad range of urgent needs that include training classes for career advancement and certifications, rent support, computers for families, utility payments, and various household items."
To date, organization-wide, 56% of The One By One Project's payments assist with housing insecurity and utility payments in Greater Boston. For example, The One By One Project covered the expenses for a hotel to help families avoid homelessness when a shelter bed was not promptly available. We helped with payment to keep the power on when a family faced a final shut-off notice. We paid a security deposit so that a single mom who had saved only enough to pay the first month's rent could make a move to more stable and permanent housing.
In addition to housing and utilities, The One By One Project has funded requests for Greater Boston families and individuals for training/education, children's supplies and clothes, household items, transportation, food, computers, medical bills, and more.
We see firsthand that the need for funds in the Greater Boston community is ever-growing. Nearly every day, we receive urgent requests for funds from our non-profit partners for the individuals and families they support. The demand is relentless.
We are asking for help from our community of supporters. Please consider donating. 100% of the money we raise will go directly to fill requests for urgent needs for the families and individuals of our partners in the Greater Boston community.