A Little LIFT
“Where crowd funding meets barrier elimination”
Many of our neighbors struggle to find stability; to attain self-sufficiency; and to ultimately achieve prosperity.
ALL [A Little LIFT] is a community led, member directed initiative that has an immediate impact on Blueprints [formerly Community Action Southwest] participating individuals and families who are living this struggle.
Blueprints works with more than 19,000 people each year, implementing 35+ services from more 34 locations throughout southwestern PA and West Virginia.
Barriers to self-reliance frequently cannot be resolved with traditional, grant funded programming, and our clientele needlessly lose progress towards self-reliance, perpetuating the need for additional services and dependence on those services.
The ALL initiative is an opportunity for community members or groups to easily prevent small problems from becoming catastrophes for local families and making our community stronger as a result.
All funds received through this initiative are used by Blueprints team members to resolve client barriers.
FUNDS ARE NEVER PAID DIRECTLY TO BLUEPRINTS’ CLIENTS.
Your donations are tax deductible; Blueprints’ EIN 25-1153028
Single mom of four kids involved in Blueprints Early Learning Program is in need of assistance to get beds for her girls. Mom just recently secured housing for her and her children after living with family for the past year. She did not have room to store her old items and now is in need of two beds for two of her children. She recently had a baby and has been off of work on maternity leave and unable to afford a huge expense. This support would give her 3 and 5 year old girls a place to sleep as they are currently sleeping on the floor.$272.00 donated of $332.00 goalDonate
A family involved in Blueprints Early Learning Program is in need of help after facing some financial difficulties due to COVID. The family had been working on making some important repairs to their home while also keeping up with their bills. Mom's work hours were affected due to COVID and the family had to use their savings towards their necessary home repairs. The support of a baby gate will help the family while they are making repairs to their home and keep their children safe.$0.00 donated of $61.00 goalDonate
A single mom involved in Blueprints Early Learning Program is in need of help with money for transportation. Mom just obtained a job, but has not received consistent paychecks yet. This support will allow mom to get to work and her child to get to daycare until she is able to receive consistent paychecks.$25.00 donated of $150.00 goalDonate
A single mom of 3 children is in need of help obtaining beds and mattresses for her 3 girls. The family is currently living at the family shelter, but was able to secure housing to move into soon. Mom is working towards her LPN and since securing housing, she has used most of her money to buy necessities for the home and her children. This support will allow Mom and the three girls to move into their apartment and have their own beds for the first time.$205.00 donated of $346.00 goalDonate
The LIFT Scholarship Fund will help Blueprints' participants realize their postsecondary education dreams. Generously established by a passionate advocate for Blueprints and those we serve, this fund will help them break the barriers to advanced education and training, escape poverty, and start living their future story. All donations will be used to offset costs of college/trade school/certificate program for Blueprints’ enrolled participants – application fees, books, tuition, etc. Help build the fund today!$1,100.00 donatedDonate