Tipping Point Within Reach, But We Still Need Your Help!

There are only three weeks left to help ShelterCare clients get a good night’s sleep. To date, we have raised $1,320, which will enable us to purchase about six mattresses. We still need $710 to reach our tipping point, so please consider joining this campaign. 

We have had four donors give at our "pillow fight" level. These donors have selected which staff member they would like to see get a pillow hit. The tally stands as follows:

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You can pick your "target" for only $25. Join us today: http://startsomegood.com/sheltercaresleeps

SELCO Community Credit Union: ‘People helping people’

"The spirit of credit unions is 'people helping people.' That philosophy is present within our credit union," said Kasey Easley, SELCO Community Credit Union communications specialist. 

ShelterCare knows this philosophy very well.

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SELCO will again be the title sponsor for ShelterCare's art benefit, "Expressions." The event, slated for May 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, showcases dozens of local artists who donate their work to auction to raise money for the agency. Last year, with SELCO's help, ShelterCare raised more than $20,000 through the event.

"We have been extremely fortunate to have SELCO as the title sponsor of this benefit for four years," said Lucy Vinis, ShelterCare Director of Development. "They play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission to help the community's most vulnerable members."

sheltercare, homelessness, eugene, university of oregon"People deserve to have access to basic needs, and ShelterCare does a wonderful job providing those services," Easley said. "Often, these services have a ripple effect and can lead to great, positive change in a person’s life. Our partnership with ShelterCare aligns with our mission—working together is a perfect fit!"

At SELCO, giving back is a deliberate part of the culture, she said.

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"Our management has built in several layers of giving; we give from the corporate level, a localized branch level, and at the employee level," said Easley. "Our team members work to make a positive impact in our communities both inside and outside of our branches. To us, the organizations we support are another way of reaching community members who need it the most. Our role is to serve others, and supporting non-profits is just one of the ways we do that."

About SELCO

SELCO helps people in all walks of life achieve their financial goals through saving, borrowing, and investing. We focus on developing life-long relationships with our members by offering a full range of financial solutions – everything from banking and loans, to investments and insurance. As a cooperative, member-owned financial institution, our focus is on returning the best value to our members through competitive rates and personal service.

Who Gets The Pillow?

We had a great week. We are inching towards are tipping point. With 28 day remaining we have 11 backers and have raised enough to buy about six beds. We need your help to reach our goal of purchasing 15 bed sets. Remember we have to reach our tipping point to collect the funds pledged, so join the fun today: http://startsomegood.com/sheltercaresleeps 

At our $25 giving level, donors get to vote for the players in our ShelterCare pillow fight! For each gift at this level, one of six staff members will get a smack with a pillow. You choose which one!

The tally so far:

Craig Norton: 2

Robin Tiedeman: 1

Jim Hukari: 1

Lucy Vinis: 0

Don Gulbrandsen: 0

Susan Ban: 0

Two Beds and Counting!

We are two weeks into our campaign to purchase 15 bed sets for ShelterCare clients. So far we have six backers and have raised enough to buy two beds. Remember we have to reach our tipping point to collect the funds pledged, so join the fun today: http://startsomegood.com/sheltercaresleeps 

We are offering some great rewards to our donors in this campaign ranging from lunch with our executive director to heartfelt "thank you" messages from our clients.

At our $25 giving level, donors get to vote for the players in our ShelterCare pillow fight! For each gift at this level, one of six staff members will get a smack with a pillow. You choose which one!

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Start Some Good with ShelterCare

Join ShelterCare in our first crowdsourcing campaign. This is an opportunity for you to directly and easily reach our clients while having some fun along the way.

Through this effort, we hope to purchase 15 new bed frames, mattresses and mattress covers to provide a comfortable place to sleep for clients moving into new apartments in our programs.

Thanks to new funding, we have access to 83 apartments for permanent housing in Eugene and Springfield. So far, we have successfully moved 30 clients into these units, and are ready to move clients into the remaining units. Unfortunately, our need for furnishings exceeds our supplies! One of the most pressing needs is for bed sets. We are looking to purchase 15 new bed frames, mattresses and mattress covers to fill our urgent need.

Diane, a ShelterCare Supported Housing Program client, shares her story of survival and resiliency. After more than a year of enduring homelessness, Diane said she is thankful for the housing and support she has received through ShelterCare.

 

We are offering some great rewards to our donors in this campaign ranging from lunch with our executive director to heartfelt thank you’s from our clients.

At our $25 giving level we are hosting a ShelterCare pillow fight! For each gift at this level a staff member will get a smack with a pillow. You even get to choose who gets your pillow hit from this fabulous list staff members:

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To learn more or make your donation click here.