- Blueprints identifies that a program participant has hit a barrier to self-reliance.
- We post a summary of the situation and cost to eliminate the barrier on alittlelift.org.
- Donors contribute to eliminate the barrier.
- Participant continues on the journey to self-reliance.
All LIFTs are vetted for validity. Blueprints transparently uses donations to resolve individual or family barriers in the most impactful way.
Blueprints’ goal through A Little LIFT is to engage the community to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency; NOT to solve problems.
Our participants may be enduring unemployment or underemployment, risk of homelessness, utility shut-off notices, lack of food security, lack of positive role models, unsafe housing, childcare issues, medical problems, crime in the neighborhood, domestic abuse issues, or car trouble/transportation issues.
It is a challenge to work through any one of these issues, but the people Blueprints supports are usually facing a combination of these issues all at once. This makes it harder for them to learn new skills, create a plan for the future, and make good decisions that may change the trajectory of their lives.
A Little LIFT eliminates barriers so people can continue their journey to self-sufficiency.