We are a nonprofit organization focused on ending homelessness for children and families fiscally sponsored by Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, a 501(c) 3. Our eco nest homes are created from school buses with solar energy, warm showers and everything a kid needs to grow up healthy.
Now more than ever is a time for us to come together and support our communities. Your contribution will enable us to support our operations. There are no donations too big or too small. Thank you for your support.
Why not buses? They are 240 square feet, steel frame construction with rigorous safety standards and are left behind by school districts after 12 years when they have 20 more good years on them. In a "skoolie" you can comfortably house a family with electricity, hot water, bathrooms and kitchens. They don't need city's to change laws and we can get them done quickly and economically. We need that because this is urgent. Kids cannot wait to grow up healthy--we must offer hope now while there's still time to nurture our future.
20,000 Oregon kids never get a home cooked meal, a daily shower, a place to doze off sleepily with their mother nearby. They are growing up homeless. We don't believe that's the way for any kid to live. Our buses are crafted by homeless and formerly homeless people paid a living wage under the teaching hand of our contractor. Our homes will be leased with options to buy so our families can move on to free and independent lives. Everything about our organization is about creating dignity, stability, joy and learning.
We have a simple plan: We can create a forever home for children and families with $18,000. That money gives a family a home for the rest of their lives. We plan to create five new homes every year. We need to raise $90,000 to give children and families the help they need. We've already raised $25,000. Now we need your help. We have $65,000 left to raise. Your donation goes directly and solely to support these forever homes. Stoves, ovens, showers, beds, floors, solar power and furniture. No child should grow up in the back seat of a car.
If it's not good for everybody, we don't do it. Period. Full stop.