Be a Light into the World


Our vision is to shine light and bring hope to our communities and to the world. We believe every person has tremendous worth and value and we hope to provide assistance to people who may be struggling in various ways.

Our mission is based on the passage found in Matthew 25:31-40.

We hope is to provide direct financial, relational, and spiritual assistance to families all across the United States and other countries who are struggling to make ends meet. 

The Facts

In 2018, 38.1 million people lived in Poverty USA. That means the poverty rate for 2018 was 11.8%. 

In 2018, the poverty rate for people living with a disability was 25.7%. That’s nearly 4 million people living with a disability—in poverty.

In 2018, 16.2% of all children (11.9 million kids) lived in Poverty USA—that’s almost 1 in every 6 children.

In 2015, the National Center on Family Homelessness analyzed state-level data and found that nationwide, 2.5 million children experience homelessness in a year.

Though the official census data gives seniors a 2018 poverty rate of only 9.7%, the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for expenses such as the rising costs of health care, raises the senior poverty rate to 14.1%.


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