Facts & Figures
Poverty is defined as making less than the Federal government’s official poverty threshold which for a family of four is about $24,000.00. One in every five children in America lives in a family that struggles to pay for the basics we all take for granted a in life such as a comfortable home and three meals a day. According to 2016 US Census Data, Native Americans, African Americans and Latino Americans are impacted the most.
Domestic Violence Shelter
Homeless communities throughout the nation have limited access to basic resources. Since many programs only address the need for food, there is a need to go beyond this and build relationships with homeless individuals in urban America and find sustainable solutions to their problems.Learn More
Digital literacy is about more than learning how to use technology. Give students the tools to design, build, and create their own futures.Learn More
Emergencies at Home
Over the last three years, we have responded to Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.Learn More
Back to School
Students deserve a quality education. For $30 per month, help us provide the tools and resources for children to start the school year on the best foot.Learn More
Penny Appeal USA is working to assist vulnerable children and families who travel long distances to flee conflict and fear. With your support we link refugees with psychosocial support, interpretation/mediation services, legal counseling and intercultural, educational and recreational activities.Learn More
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
We compiled 30 Shelter Restoration kits that were distributed to the worst-hit homes in the greater Barranquitas area. The kits not only benefitted the families who received them but also their neighbors as resources were shared generously between neighbors. Each kit contained the most needed non-electric tools and gadgets that were specially selected for post-Maria conditions.