You can help local families in economic distress.
A single mother of three…
receiving no child support and facing eviction was granted $500 to help pay the rent. She was employed, but could work only 15 hours per week because of the high cost of childcare.
raising his three-year-old granddaughter was granted $500 to help with his electric bill. He fell behind with the bill because he was trying to save money for a new apartment that could better accommodate the two of them.
A woman with cerebral palsy…
was granted $450 to help with a veterinarian bill for her assistance dog, Pixie. The woman was unable to work due to her disabilities and lived on social security; she could not afford the coast of the medical treatments for her dog.
How You Can Help
These are just three of hundreds of people that Neighbor-to-Neighbor helps each year. You can help too. You may direct your donation to specific towns or communities or to where it is needed most.
What Does the Fund Support?
Neighbor-to-Neighbor provides one-time emergency assistance for local residents who are in economic distress. The Fund makes small grants (generally around $500) to help those with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs and transportation problems.
Checks are written to the vendor (landlord, utility company, pharmacy or mechanic) on behalf of the community member in need. The funds are not intended for long-term or ongoing assistance, but for strategic intervention to help achieve a measure of stability and avert further crises.
BTCF partners with social service agencies to distribute Neighbor-to-Neighbor funds.