Not every donor is in a position to offer especially large donations, and that’s fine—it’s the multitudes of kind-hearted individuals who give what they can that form the backbone of all that JAMM does.
But if you have the means, perhaps you want to go further than a simple contribution to our donation funds. For those generous souls who want to do more, we’ve set up the Sponsor a Family program, through which you can become a Gold-, Silver-, or Bronze-Level Sponsor. Or maybe you’re contributing in a group, as part of a church or other organization—this program is also perfect for a church group, neighborhood association, or other small group looking to pool its efforts.
At its base, the Sponsor a Family program offers many of the same services already provided by our Single Parent Support Programs. The difference lies both in the structure of how these services are funded, and in the additional personal connection the donor gets to enjoy with the family they sponsor.
– JAMM Rental/Mortgage Assistance Scholarship Program
– JAMM Childcare Assistance Scholarship Program
– JAMM “Back to Basics” Program
The “Back to Basics” Program, as the name suggests, offers assistance dealing with the most basic expenses. Recipients receive gift cards every month to help pay for daily necessities, in particular food and gas. The “Back to Basics” Program provides the lowest monetary value in monthly support, lasts six months compared to twelve like the other two programs, and is the only one that provides recipients gift cards rather than disbursing funds directly to families for them to make payments themselves. This is the program for the single parent that only needs the bare minimum of assistance—just a bit of help keeping food on the table and gas in the tank.
The Rental/Mortgage Assistance Scholarship Program and Childcare Assistance Scholarship Program, by contrast, are more involved. They pay out more money, last a year instead of six months, and are targeted toward helping parents afford housing and childcare.