My job title is Development Director. My work involves raising funds for a human service nonprofit in Alameda County, California, that helps people overcome homelessness and poverty. Fundraising is hard but incredibly rewarding when you meet and hear stories from people who have gotten off the streets and into their own homes.
What I like about my job is working for an organization that helps the poorest people in our community, people with nowhere else to turn for help. I like connecting donors and funders who want to help others with people in our programs who need help.
It is very, very hard to find affordable housing in our community when you have a low or fixed income. And finding something affordable is only the FIRST hurdle - then you need first/last month's rent, security deposit, help moving in, and furniture and housewares to have a livable home. Donors help BOSS clients overcome all these hurdles and start life in their own home!


Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
BOSS is dedicated to helping homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fighting against the root causes of poverty and homelessness.

Needs validated

$510of $505

Need funded!

17 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Gwen from Berkeley, CA

Formerly homeless, I need household items to prepare for self-sufficiency

After two years of homelessness, I’m in an apartment and looking for employment. Some linens, dishware, and household goods will get me started. More

Validated by Sonja from Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)


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