914Cares was started when our founders noticed poverty right next door. Through their involvement with local organizations, the stark reality of how many of our neighbors were living in poverty was shocking. People were struggling, and they wanted to help.
We learned 1 in 4 local residents and 4 in 10 children are living in poverty today — our neighbors, in our community. The people we wanted to help went beyond simple statistics, they were individuals that deserved the same level of respect and dignity that we had for ourselves. Inspired by these experiences and our growing base of energetic supporters, we pushed ahead by:
Moving forward, we will continue to forge ahead, embodying what it means to be part of a community and what it means to care.