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Become a Sustaining Member!
We've come a long way since we began this innovative approach to addressing the needs of the hungry and disadvantaged in our community in 1998.
Some have found sustainable housing, work, and home. Some have been coming for a while, yet little-by-little, some days more than others, they talk about or take a step toward change. New people show up in need too.
Yet, the nature of our endeavor requires us to continue building on the foundation of our core meal service.
It reminds us of our Unifying Principles and their continued relevance. The closing principle itself, a poignant and inspirational call to action:
"We believe in helping every person who comes to our organization. If we cannot help them directly, we will do our best to refer them to someone that can provide the needed service."
To position more of our guests to find home, join our noble quest.
Become a Sustaining Member!
The burden is light, yet your contribution is meaningful, timely, gratifying and life changing for our guest and volunteers.
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BE A SUSTAINING MEMBER
We have a very modest budget of approximately $50,000 per year for existing programs, services and operations.
Our dollars go a long, long way – but we need the generous donations of caring people to sustain our efforts each year.
You can be a SUSTAINING MEMBER by pledging as little as $100 per year.
A SUSTAINING MEMBER is an honorary member of our organization – the chief benefit of which is knowing that you are a FRIEND not only to those in need – but to our community.
Can we count on you for a pledge of at least $100 per year, or some other amount?
Click here to make your pledge today.
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Your information will be kept absolutely CONFIDENTIAL and you can discontinue your annual contribution at any time.
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There are three steps to becoming a Sustaining Member of Friends In The Desert Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit organization.

1    Enter Basic Donor Information 

2   Select your annual sustaining donation amount

3   Make your donation using a credit card, debit card or your PayPal account

Friends serves hot, nutritious meals in a dignified setting to the homeless and disadvantaged 6 days per week.

Friends provides sack lunches following its Saturday meal service so the hungry have a meal option on Sundays, the day Friends and its host facility give thanks and rest.

Southern Nevada Legal Aid and the UNLV Boyd School of Law join us on-site and work with Friends guests to resolve matters that require the assistance of legal professionals.

Periodic, onsite health checks, immunizations, and triage are provided by Touro University.

Friends facilitates and supports guest efforts to find work with clothing, transportation and contact support.

In addition to the organizations mentioned above, Friends collaborates with community organizations and agencies, like Deseret Industries, Help Hope Home of Southern Nevada, Clark County Social Services via its Outside Agency Grant program, Nevada Community Foundation, The Employees of Cox Communications via Cox Charities grants, and individual donors like you.

When available from donations, Friends distributes preventive health care items such as soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other related items such as water, socks, clothing, and blankets… these items are available based on the items donated by private organizations or individuals. Clean socks and underwear and basic hygiene items are critical for the prevention of health problems.

Coming soon - planning done, seeking volunteers, donations and grants.


 OUR SERVICES 


 

Who We Are

Friends serves approximately 25,000 hot sit down meals per year to the homeless and disadvantaged six days per week.  Friends also distributes sack lunches on Saturdays so the hungry have a meal for Sundays and to allow Friends to give thanks and rest for the week ahead.

Through the relationships developed within Friends existing programs, our guests experience a level of trust difficult for them to develop in other settings.   Trust is followed by a greater openness to make changes.  This is the kernel from which Friends expanded services have lead to successes in re-uniting individuals with families, resolution of legal and other issues, offering health or dental services, bus passes, access to clothing for job interviews, and refferal to other agencies that can assist with locating housing for Friends' guests. 

It is by observing the daily experiences of individuals making the transition to community participation, access to resources or to sheltered living, that informs us that our approach works for many to some degree and for some, it is enough to achieve independence. 

There are volunteers, eager to participate and make a difference.  Friends objective is to assist our guests in finding stable housing in an effort to get them off the streets. 

Help Friends and these incredible volunteers scale our successful program.  We need your financial support to do so.

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