Homeless Issues #15

A Novel Idea? A Different Approach? Dignity and self Respect?
Let’s try it!

Job’s Shelters of the Sierra’s representatives are among the homeless four to six days of each week delivering necessities such as donated socks, tents, toiletries, sleeping bags and information. From early 2007 until this year we have been providing hundreds of coats, tents, sleeping bags and close to a thousand socks and rolls of toilet paper, effecting the lives of a hundred or more who have been made a little warmer, secure, and hopeful. But you already knew that. So What is NEW!

Presently our efforts are funded by small donations or through the generosity of the individuals involved. Our desire is to cover the present costs of operations and to expand the services of Job’s Shelters of the Sierra by making accessible the dignity of employment. In brief, we propose to employ four homeless or recently homeless persons to maintain a supply storage facility as well as distribute necessary items to the encampments of the homeless population on the west slope of El Dorado County. Our requirement for these employees will be sobriety or regular attendance of an AA, 12 Step, or other recovery program to overcome addiction. They will work a twenty-hour week and earn $8.00 to $10.00 per hour. In order to keep expenses at a minimum, administrative labor will be donated; all other costs are included in the Proposal.

Job’s Shelters of the Sierra, is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization.
All funds and activity within Job’s Shelters of the Sierra are accountable to our Board of Directors. All persons working/volunteering with JSS have signed a “Release and Waiver of Liability” form. Please see the attached for a cost breakout of this Proposal.

Proposal for Job’s Shelters of the Sierra

Present Operations:

Jeep Satellite Van General
Gas 250.00 107.50
Storage Unit 171.00

Total expenses per month at present. ………………………… $528.50

Additional program:
1. Maximum 20 hour work week per employee. Four employees.
2. Paying $8.00 to $10.00 per hour.
20X$10.00X4= $800.00 X4.3 = $3,852.00 including payroll tax

Vehicle maintenance plan for workers vehicle. $100.00

Required monthly income to cover expenses of this program. $4,480.50 including payroll tax

Every person needs
Significance, Support
Belonging, Accomplishment
Nurturing, Trust
Security, Touch
Attention, Guidance

We ask you to pledge a monthly amount to JSS so that we can employ homeless persons to help other homeless persons and low income families in our community.
Only $45.00 per month from each supporter of this program will help to employ a homeless person give dignity to an other human, give nurturing, guidance, and a purpose in life to a fellow person
who needs a lift.Please pledge now so we can get this started. If you can’t do $45.00 a month, $20.00 per month would sure help.

E-Mail me back with your pledge. And send in your first installment to:

P.O. Box 1839
Shingle Springs, CA. 95682-9998

We invite you to come see the “Supply Closet” at Grace Place @ Perks Court

IN March ?? At 1:00 to 4:00. I will let you know of the exact Saturday or Sunday we will have the “Open House.”


South side of the bridge over Rt. 50 on Missouri Flats Rd. you will see a sign that points to
Perks Court. Turn in at that point and turn left to follow beside the freeway. Continue to the
end of that road. Down the incline and arrive at Grace Place at Perks Court. Our “Supply Closet”
will be open and welcoming you to look it over.

Is this not a great opportunity for you to step up, commit to put into place “an opportunity and not just a hand out.”