What is the
"Circle of Hope"?
“Circle of Hope” members make a significant investment in the mission of Upward Transitions by committing at least a $1,000 a year to our work. *
Statistics show us that a “one time assistance of $1,000 with rent or utility payments can prevent a family from becoming homeless for up to 2 years and 76% less likely to become homeless after 6 months.”
 Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame, 2016
Donations to qualify for consideration into the “Circle of Hope” are not attached to the receipt of an item or purchase of a ticket. Donations where items were received in exchange such as auctions, shop to support events, or raffles do not qualify for one’s consideration into the “Circle of Hope”, even if there was a tax-deductible amount over purchased value.