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100 Men Who Care Gave Sonya Wilander and Men’s Second Chance Living $9,500 in 2018 to furnish the home.
   
Sunday, April 11, 2021
 

STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

100 Men Who Care will consider three organizations to fund on Tuesday.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, on Zoom.

Three organizations have been nominated to receive gifts. They are:

  • THE ADVOCATES SKILLS FOR SUCCESS program.

    The 11-week program headed up by Susan Fierman has helped 306 women over the past 10 years gain the confidence and skills to successfully transition to jobs and schools. The program includes a job coach program that provides daily interview, resume, job search and job retention coaching to clients outside of the 11-week program.

    Students leave the program with resumes, interview outfits, letters of recommendation, a $200 stipend and a savings account matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500.

    Ninety-one percent of students eligible for jobs have gotten jobs within three months of graduation. The program has served 75 people during the past six months despite the challenges of COVID pandemic.

    “The fundamentals of presenting yourself and your skills and your knowledge are taught so deeply here,” said one student as she described the habits for productivity she’d learned. “I was citizen zero starting from nothing at the beginning of the program. I am getting results right now with many interviews after participating.”

  • MEN’S SECOND CHANCE LIVING

    Men’s Second Chance Living has provided safe, affordable, sober housing in Hailey to men seeking recovery from substance abuse and alcoholism since 2018. It also provides them with counseling, educational opportunities, dental and medical healthcare and other resources to help them reintegrate into their families and communities.

    The organization is currently seeking $10,400 to provide residents with annual medical and dental checkups as prolonged substance abuse leaves men in recovery with chronic health problems.

  • THE HUNGER COALITION

The Hunger Coalition, which recently moved into the new Bloom Community Food Center in Bellevue, saw the number of families seeking food triple within three weeks of the start of the coronavirus pandemic. By the end of week four it had served more than it did during the entire year of 2019.

In 2020 it fed 6,500 people—28 percent of the county population. That was 61 percent more than in 2019. And it’s still serving two to three times as many people as before COVID-19.

Susan Fierman, Sonya Wilander and Jeanne Liston will make short presentations about their respective organizations. Men may then elect to make a $100 gift or more to any and/or all the organizations. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83845133180?pwd=OU52alBlbEgwekpKQ09vajhzSnF3QT09

100 Men Who Care made $14,475 in donations during their last quarterly meeting, with gifts going to The Alliance of Idaho, Sun Valley Culinary Institute, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Hailey Ice. Their total gifts now exceed a quarter million dollars at $267,275.

 

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