Campaign Strategy: Our goal is to build awareness by educating our community about our growing needs and then seeking support to implement our objectives.
The Good News Capital Campaign will:
- Call upon our Board of Directors to lead the effort
to establish a new level of involvement for all.
- Invite broad based participation by staff,
members, community leaders, civic
organizations, local businesses, foundations
and corporations and encourage each to
make a commitment that they feel good about.
- Include naming opportunities for benefactors who
would like to honor and/or memorialize a loved one.
- Provide various methods from which a donor
can fulfill their commitment: multi-year
pledges, outright gifts, deferred gifts, stock,
matching gifts, etc...
- Recognize all gifts, regardless of size, for the
value they bring to our efforts.
- Measure the success of our Capital efforts
by dollars raised, and by the participation of
our community so that we may build upon our
donor base for future initiatives.
Help us fulfill our Good News Capital Campaign:
$300,000 Capital Campaign
More then $100,000 already received (1-3 Year Commitment)
We're looking for gifts in the following amounts:
|# of Gifts
||$ Total Actual
||$ Amount Actual
- Give the gift of stock. Our brokerage account
number with Vanguard is 82910917. Simply
instruct your broker to call Vanguard at
800-992-8227 to transfer the stock to our
- Arrange for the Good Samaritan Shelter to
speak to your church, civic group, club, etc.
- Hold a fundraising event for the Good Samaritan
Shelter. If you're looking for a fun way to support
our Good News Campaign, consider organizing
a fundraising event. We'll work with you every
step of the way to make it fun and successful!
- Track our success at www.goodsamshelter.org
The Good Samaritan Shelter is a Christian ministry that provides emergency and transitional housing and
support to homeless men, women and women with children in the Greater
communities we serve
What the Good News Capital Campaign means:
Our capital campaign is about bringing Good News
to our residents, community, donors and volunteers.
We’re providing Good News for the community by helping men, women and women with
children become productive members of society. The Good Samaritan Shelter works
very hard at addressing the root causes of homelessness, which often involves
unemployment. We prepare our residents to become skilled and dedicated employees
of area businesses. Our statistics indicate that only 15% of residents are
employed upon entering our programs. However, nearly 60% are employed after
their stay at the Shelter. This is Good News for our community.
We’re providing Good News to homeless men, women and children who desperately
need our services. While at the Good Samaritan Shelter, residents are given a
safe and comfortable place to live, food, clothing, case management, and an
unending amount of support and encouragement. This is Good News for men, women,
and children in need of a second chance.
The capital campaign also brings Good News to our donors and volunteers. You can
be part of a historic period for the Good Samaritan Shelter. Not only are we the
only men’s homeless shelter in northern Chester County, we have recently
expanded into Lancaster County as well. More Good News... we are a healthy and
responsible organization that is governed by a dedicated and passionate Board of
Directors. Our efficiencies ensure that your invested dollars, time and energy
produce significant results. As we expand, the need for community support is
even greater. The shelter is a place where everyone can get involved and feel
appreciated. You are important to us. You do make a difference, and that is Good
Campaign Objectives: The main objectives of the Good News Capital
Roof repair, heater system upgrade, floor repair painting one of our houses.
Many miscellaneous projects that came up in our houses.
- Pay off mortgages and loans on our shelters. Doing so will reduce our
organization's debt and enhance cash flow.
- Establish an endowment fund to ensure the Shelter's perpetuity. The Good
Samaritan Shelter can be a place where homeless men find dignity and hope for
many years to come.
Good Samaritan Shelter is expanding
and we are launching our Capital
Campaign to fund our expansion and
secure the organization's future.
Breakdown of the Campaign
|Retire Debt on 104-106 High St.||
|We house 8 men in this building. It
is our newest building and increased our overall capacity by over
|Retire debt on 133 High St.||
|Since our Emergency Shelter opened
in 2002, we have helped over 500 men find shelter and hope|
|Establish endowment fund||
|We want to continue serving the
needs of our community, and our endowment fund will enable us to do
|Increase house maintenance fund||
|With 4 properties to maintain, it is
important to have funds available to ensure our |
homes are safe
and comfortable. Here are some projects we will be carrying out:
||Perform necessary electrical and
Total Campaign Goal
Received to date:
As of April 2012, we have already reached 40% of our goal!
Rationale: The Good Samaritan Shelter currently serves as the only
shelter for single men in northern Chester County. The shelter is uniquely
positioned to serve a critical need by offering housing and other critical
services to men in the Greater Phoenixville area. In addition, we also serve
women and women with children in Lancaster County. Because of the lack of
additional shelters for men, women and women with children, the demand for
services has always exceeded the capacity. However, in light of the challenging
economic times we are experiencing, the demand has reached unprecedented levels.
During our 2011–2012 fiscal year we have turned away over 200 people. The
purchase of 104-106 High St. enabled us to increase our capacity by over 50%.
Check out our progress so far:
The Good Samaritan Shelter is an organization that exists because people like you care. Thank you for your continued support.
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Thank you for caring and taking the time to help provide for those who are in great need.