Family-to-Family is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization by arnold1


                 Help victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita…
                       “From My Family-to-Your-Family”

Family-to-Family, a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
connecting families with more to families with profoundly less throughout the
United States has been feeding over 500 desperately poor families monthly for
the last 3 1/2 years. Federal Express, F-to-F’s sponsor, ships the sponsoring
families monthly boxes of non-perishable food and life-basic essentials to their
receiving families. The program creates a bridge between middle- to upper-
middle class communities and some of our country's most impoverished areas.
With no agenda other than helping fellow citizens, F-to-F taps into a vast
reservoir of stored generosity.

In extending this idea to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, F-to-F has
developed a program called, “It’s in the Bag.” This program is designed to help
families who have been displaced by Katrina and Rita get back on their feet.
This is done by linking families as they move on to temporary or permanent
housing with families across the country waiting to help. The sponsoring family
will send basic household items (blankets, sheets and towels, clothing, baby
items, cooking utensils, over the counter medications, etc.) to help relocating
families get their new homes together for a committed period of 3-6 months.
Families would be responsible for shipping costs.

Relocated families will sign up with their shelter or social services organization
and will be matched with a list of sponsoring families on this end. When F-to-F
makes the match, the sponsoring family will send a soft suitcase, duffle bag or
nylon laundry bag to the family in need.

Inside the bag will be: a letter of explanation and introduction, a needs
questionnaire, a pen and a return addressed stamped envelope which will be
mailed back to the sponsoring family.

We are asking our local community to “help us help” by donating some of
the items our “adopted/receiving” family needs. These are all basic life
essential items only…and we thank you in advance for your donation.

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