The Issue: Low-Income Families with Children
In 2010, there were more than 1.5 million children in Texas living with a family earning less than $22,050—the federal poverty level—according to data from the National Center for Children in Poverty.
The Campaign: Providing a Wheelchair Ramp for a Low-Income Family
If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then Gill Children's Services, Inc. can provide a wheelchair ramp for a low-income family with a child who has disabilities. All donations will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $500. Each additional $500 raised will provide a wheelchair ramp for another family.
All donations will be matched up to a $500 total by an anonymous donor.
All donations will be matched up to a $500 total by an anonymous donor. Check out more Groupon Grassroots campaigns here._
Gill Children's Services, Inc.
In 1978, funds from Mr. A. Smith Gill’s trust, combined with resources from public and other private institutions, helped to create Gill Children's Services, Inc. The charitable corporation would serve low-income children who fell through the gaps of existing services. Its staff meets with each family individually to assess the child’s need, locate a service provider, and secure funds for the treatment or service that is required. This can range from wheelchair ramps and hearing aids to eyeglasses and root canals. Over the past three decades, the organization has served more than 44,000 children to date, refusing to turn away any child in need.