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Caridad achieved an 80% operational benefit to 20% administrative cost margin in 2015. Our 2016 budget improves this ratio to a 91% operational benefit and 9% administrative cost margin.

death by the streets

death by the streets

You left because your wife cheated. You left to support the kids. You entered shelter feeling defeated. Bipolar is the diagnosis the doctor gave you.

you’ve called me to be a leader: this isn’t what i signed up for

you’ve called me to be a leader: this isn’t what i signed up for

Sermon Delivered on Sunday, October 11: Hope Chapel, Salvation Army, Las Vegas, NV I have been living in Las Vegas now for two years. I

caridad endless second chances

caridad endless second chances

Homelessness is one of the most complex social issues America faces, and organizations continue to work tirelessly to defeat it. Instead of adding another place

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MERIDETH SPRIGGS
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ALEXANDRIA ANDERSON
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KRIS BUTLER

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From passing out waters to riding along with the staff we’d love your help.

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Donation Needs

Donations help provide clean undergarments, identifying documents, bus passes, and various other basic necessities for those in need.

Donations help provide clean undergarments, identifying documents, bus passes, and various other basic necessities for those in need.

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Business Donations

Want to help by hosting a fundraiser or contracting us for service?

Want to help by hosting a fundraiser or contracting us for service?

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Donation Needs

While Caridad was originally created to collect socks and underwear donations for local homeless charities. Today we are a full time street outreach agency, who recognizes lack of identifying documents is a large hindrance for our clients.

IDS • BIRTH CERTIFICATES • BUS PASSES

By donating you can help Cardad eliminate barriers to homelessness by helping clients get their documentation for housing services in Southern Nevada.

ADULT DIAPERS/FEMALE HYGIENE PRODUCTS

Caridad clients have zero to meager income.  Those that need basics such as tampons or adult diapers cannot afford to purchase them, and because they do not have access to washing machines they may have accidents and soil their clothing.  Humiliated and filthy clients will not enter agencies for appointments or are kicked out due to their odor. Your donations cash or in kind new hygiene products help us humanize and restore dignity to Caridad clients.

SUNBLOCK/CHAP STICK

The brutal desert sun in Nevada can cause sever sunburn and blistering for Caridad clients. We ask that you DO NOT ship these supplies but rather reply back to your donations receipt email with the word sunblock on the memo line when you give to Caridad. This ensures we can buy exactly what is needed for our clients and in the appropriate sized container as well as boosting our local economy.

WATER

In Southern Nevada desert life can be brutal on the streets.  Every year homeless loose their lives on the streets due to dehydration.  We ask that you DO NOT ship water but rather make sure to reply back to your donations receipt email with the word water on the memo line when you give to Caridad.

UNDERWEAR, BRAS, & SOCKS

Staying true to our roots, Caridad hosts an annual sock and underwear drive, Undie Sunday.  Undie Sunday is held the Sunday proceeding Easter and donors are encouraged to contribute new or very lightly used bras, new socks, and new underwear. A homeless friend once told Caridad’s founder Merideth that these items are like gold on the streets.

Socks, underwear, and bras can all be purchased cheaply at most discount stores. Some of our local favorites include:

Make a Donation

Your donations enable Caridad to provide clean undergarments, identifying documents, bus passes, and various other basic necessities can help to humanize and even end homelessness for those in need.

Monetary donations can be made online via Paypal or mailed directly to:

Caridad Inc.
2540 S Maryland Pkwy #197
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Don’t have any spare clothing or cash? Donate your time! Caridad needs volunteers to help with our Companion Program, help organize an Undie Sunday for upcoming fundraisers, and most importantly help get new donors.

Our new campaign is to raise $10 x 500 donors per month over the next 12 months equaling $60,000. We would appreciate any contribution!

Thanks to everyone who donated in 2017.

Caridad achieved an 80% operational benefit to 20% administrative cost margin in 2015. Our 2016 budget improves this ratio to a 91% operational benefit and 9% administrative cost margin.
(For more detailed reporting review our corporate documents & reporting)

Food Donations

While Caridad does not accept food donations at this time, there are several organizations that work towards feeding the homeless of Las Vegas. If you would like to donate food items please check out the following not-for-profit organizations:

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Your business can help get homeless housed. What your donation can do:

  • $100 State birth certificate and ID
  • $200 One month bus passes for clients
  • $600 One month room at Veteran’s Village
  • $7,200 House one client for a year
  • $40,000 One month operations for Caridad

Other ways to help:

  • Companion Program
  • Host an Undie Sunday

Sign up or call 702.350.1880

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

You can host your own Undie Sunday sock and underwear drive. Contact us to get more info.

Caridad offers the opportunity for you to impact the homeless population in a positive way. The Companion Program will require volunteers to give up 4 hours of their time over a 6 month period. Caridad will partner match each volunteer with a newly housed client. We are currently looking for interested folks to volunteer as companions.

To get Involved:
Sign up for call 702.350.1880

Donation Needs

Donations help provide clean undergarments, identifying documents, bus passes, and various other basic necessities for those in need.

Donations help provide clean undergarments, identifying documents, bus passes, and various other basic necessities for those in need.

Sign Up

Be a Volunteer

Do you want to spearhead initiatives that inspire mass change? Click below to apply to become a volunteer.

From passing out waters to riding along with the staff we’d love your help.

Apply Now

Contact US

We want to hear from you

We view ourselves as relational. If you prefer to talk to a real live person, please pick up the phone and give us a call.

 

Contact Caridad

2540 S. Maryland Parkway #197
Las Vegas NV 89109
Call Us: 1.702.350.1880

 

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