Can The Fortune Society Count On Your Support On #GivingTuesday?

Monday, November 16, 2015

We’re two weeks away from #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1, a worldwide movement that promotes service and giving. Last year, over 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, including The Fortune Society. This year, we’d love for you to join us again by making a year-end contribution.

Your support fuels Fortune’s advocacy and community education efforts to promote a truly rehabilitative and fair justice system. Advocacy requires long-term investment and dedicated people like you. With your generous support, we are:

  • Advocating for high-quality medical and mental health care.
  • Promoting access to higher education in prisons and jails.
  • Helping end housing, higher education, and employment discrimination.
  • Organizing to reduce the use of solitary confinement.
  • Calling for access to needed reentry services, such as housing and employment assistance.
  • Advocating for the use of effective alternatives to incarceration.

In addition to our advocacy work, Fortune also provides comprehensive services to over 5,800 justice-involved individuals and their families. We wouldn’t be able to continue this critical work without your generosity, service, and loyal support. In fiscal year 2015, your investment in Fortune had far-reaching results and enabled us to:

  • Help 324 clients lead productive lives through our Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) programs, saving taxpayers $5,812,631 in total incarceration costs.
  • Provide skill-building and discharge preparation to 846 new clients, supporting their successful transition and reentry back into the community.
  • Place 596 clients in a job through our Employment Services program, earning individuals industry-recognized certifications, such as Green Jobs Training and Culinary Arts Training.
  • Provide supportive housing for 296 clients, ensuring clients take their first steps towards becoming positive, self-sufficient members of society.
  • Enroll 200 clients in our Family Services program, earning clients the opportunity to learn vital interpersonal and parenting skills to become positive role models for their children.

Contributions are not the only way to help Fortune on #GivingTuesday. You can also sign up for our newsletter; “like” us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and volunteer your time to The Fortune Society.

The work we’re doing is critical, and we count on you to keep it going. We hope you can join us in celebrating service and generosity on #GivingTuesday by making a donation to Fortune.

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