My Good Deed Inc.
FY 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
Title: In Observance of 9/11, MyGoodDeed Partners With Military Veterans to Address Homelessness and Families in Need. Description: In support of the 2012 federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), MyGoodDeed will implement volunteer service projects in at least five major cities, in collaboration with The Mission Continues and possibly other veteran military serving organizations. Designed to meet Tier One priorities, all volunteer projects will be staffed by military veterans in training to become nonprofit leaders, along with representatives of MyGoodDeed, Volunteers of America, and other groups in local communities. All of the events will be designed to activate from 200 to 500 volunteers each, which will include in some cities military veterans and other personnel. Performance Measures: This program will deliver a minimum of 5,000 comfort kits (including personal hygiene supplies) to homeless families, provide restoration of regional shelters in some cities, include training in at least one city to help military veterans improve their job search and interview skills, as well as provide important training opportunities to military veterans assigned to help lead each of these projects. We expect to engage 1,500 - 2,500 volunteers across all projects, which will include 20 military veterans in training as project leaders, 40 veterans participating in employment skills training, and a total up to 500 military personnel and their families working as volunteers.