Change a Life Foundation recognizes the hardship families are facing and has a genuine desire to assist those who are in need of a safe place to live or the tools and job training they may need to attain self sufficiency. The Foundation has provided the last dollars needed to complete Habitat for Humanity homes, funding for service dogs to assist individuals with their daily living activities and grants that allowed many to attend college or to work from home. Burn survivors are given the opportunity to attend the World Burn Congress where they are able to begin to learn how to cope with their scars. Grants for childcare assistance and (gang) tattoo removal have been made to remove barriers that prevent individuals from obtaining employment.
These examples reflect only a few of the ways that Foundation was able to assist individuals with 107 grants totalling $470,984 in 2011. All of grant recipients live at or below HUD low income guidelines and face life’s most difficult challenges. The Foundation provides grants to instill hope and to move these families further towards greater self sufficiency in their lives.
Pictured above: Reuben and family, clients of Illumination Foundation and formerly homeless, received a grant from Change a Life Foundation to help with the cost of transportation.
Joseph, a client with Just In Time for Foster Youth, received car repairs so that he could continue moving forward as a student, wrestler and valued and punctual employee.