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115 E Ogden Ave., #117-329
Naperville, IL 60563
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Why HEAR US needs financial support:
Simply put, the uniqueness of this project keeps us from qualifying for traditional grants. And, with the downturn of the economy and soaring homelessness, we'd rather shelters and programs providing direct service get the grants.
For example, HEAR US was asked by a prominent leader working with homeless families with young children to make a short film illustrating the challenges facing this population. With no grant funding, we made the video Littlest Nomads (view on YouTube), and added it to our My Own Four Walls DVD.
HEAR US was asked to create a short film on the invisible issue of "DOUBLED UP." Worn Out Welcome Mat - TX was the pilot project. Kansas followed. And other states have expressed interest.
HEAR US was invited to Kansas to make a short documentary on doubled up. In 2015 this project, Worn Out Welcome Mat - KS was awarded Best Targeted Campaign by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY).
We have confidence that people who know what we do and who we are will support our efforts. So far, so good! Since 2005 we've been doing everything possible to give voice & visibility to homeless children and youth...
Frugal Budget Information:
- Personnel - One paid staff person, Diane, does most of the work (presentations, filming, writing, fundraising, etc.) The board and volunteers do the rest.
- Operations - Supplies, postage, overhead (rent, phone, equipment maintenance, etc.).
- Travel Expenses (gas, parking, tolls, etc.).
- Project Expenses - Video production/distribution, printing
- Capital- Equipment (so far all covered by previous grants!)
- Administration - A necessary expense, is minimal (7% est.)
- In-Kind Services-generous donations of technical, legal, and administrative services