Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) is a part of the #GivingTuesday movement, and we ask you to join us in our commitment to helping families, especially during this holiday season.
Occurring on December 3rd this year, GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back to a charity or cause in which we believe. We hope that you will choose HCHRA.
HCHRA’s primary mission has been to empower disadvantaged Hinds County citizens to become self-reliant and realize their full potential. For each and every family it serves, HCHRA takes a comprehensive approach to identify the causes and effects of poverty in the home. The agency then works in partnership with the family to develop a plan and identify opportunities to overcome the barriers they face. “Our mission is to move families from poverty to self-sufficiency,” explains HCHRA President & CEO Kenn Cockrell. “We do that by providing individuals with opportunities to attain higher education and improve work skills, while helping to stabilize their home environment. But before we can truly help someone get on the path to success, often times we have to first address their needs for things such as food, warmth and a safe home – things that many of us take for granted,” said Cockrell. “How can anyone believe that things can get better when they go to work every day, but they aren’t sure they can afford to keep their lights on or provide enough food for their children? That’s where agencies like HCHRA kick in. For every dollar we raise, we can secure an additional $2.41 in program funding. That goes a long way in educating children, caring for seniors and those with disabilities, and providing opportunities for hardworking individuals who are striving to become self-reliant.”
HCHRA offers a range of programs and services year-round to help move families out of poverty to self-sufficiency. The holiday season, however, always come with an increased demand for housing, food and utility payment assistance. Participating in GivingTuesday provides HCHRA with a platform to encourage giving, especially at such a critical time. HCHRA uses the funds it receives from private donors to secure additional funds to support programs such as home-delivered meals, rural transportation, and emergency services..
Please consider giving to HCHRA on today, GivingTuesday. Your gift will help HCHRA provide families who live in poverty in Hinds County with greater opportunities for a stable home.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3rd. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.