Finding Holy Ground

An Invitation to Partner with Us
in Transforming Lives!

Finding Holy Ground

After years on her own, always shifting from place to place, our newest client has found safe shelter with us. Let her tell you how it happened:

Mom and newborn when they arrived at Holy Ground’s doorstep

Sometimes it feels like I have always been on the move.

When I was little, my mom couldn’t afford to care for me, and she sent me off to stay with relatives. When my grandfather died tragically, I moved again to live with my grandmother. Since I was around 15, though, I have been on my own, just moving around from place to place. My mom is on public housing and has no room for me, and my dad has passed. I’ve had no stable home.

For the past several years, I’ve lived with worry… never knowing where I could stay, where I could get a meal. At around the time the pandemic started, I found out I was pregnant. After spending many more nights trying to sleep on various people’s floors (not easy with a pregnant belly), I found temporary shelter, but was told once I had my baby I would have to leave.

Pregnant during a pandemic. Knowing I would soon be without shelter again, and this time with an infant. I found a job, but knew I wouldn’t be allowed to bring my baby there while I worked. I was not going to send my baby away, as my mom had to, but how was I going to take care of her when I was struggling to take care of myself?

Three weeks before my due date, my water broke. My child was coming early, and that meant I would have to leave my temporary shelter sooner than I’d expected. I was frantic!

Any time I was overcome with worry, I remembered what my grandma told me: “Raise your hands to God and ask for help.” It had always worked before.

And so, it did this time. I raised my hands to God and God sent me to Holy Ground PBC. I now have a safe home for myself and my beautiful little girl, born on October 24th.  I will also have good daycare for her when I return to work after maternity leave. I will finally be able to graduate from high school, and then I can start working on my plan to become a pediatric nurse. I can — and I will — build a bright future for my daughter. Her future – raising my hands to God! — will be different.

Mom and (not quite so new) newborn after finding a home and hope at Holy Ground PBC

Stability. Certainty. Peace… and hope. My baby and I have found them all, here on Holy Ground!

There are so many other at-risk young moms who need YOUR help to find Holy Ground!

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!

 

Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving

Philanthropic investment in the future of
Palm Beach County’s young moms and their children
will translate into a lifetime of positive returns!

Your gift is all the more important this year…

Given the uncertainty of the future, your gift will not only help to transform more young lives but will help us to continue into 2021 on solid footing.  It may also, under certain circumstances, reduce your income taxes.

Ways to Give:

IRA Distribution

The IRA Charitable Rollover is now permanent.  If you are 70.5 years of age or older, you can make a tax-free gift up to $100,000 annually to a qualified charitable organization directly from your individual retirement account and satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution.

Appreciated Stock

  1. You avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in stock value.
  2. You receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock donated to Holy Ground PBC, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Cash

Checks should be made payable and mailed to:
Holy Ground PBC
200 W. 20th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

PayPal
Please click here to go to our Donate page.

Donor Advised Fund

You can request a donation be sent from the fund directly to Holy Ground PBC.

NOTE Please be sure to contact your professional advisor
for tax and legal advice.

♥ ♥ And to those of you who have already made a donation,
we extend heartfelt gratitude! Thank you, thank you! ♥ ♥

Want to know that your donation will be put to good use? Click here to see just some of the accomplishments we have realized during the throes of the pandemic. Please know that we are working very hard to keep everyone safe at this time, and that we will continue to be worthy of your support.