A Wider Circle (www.awidercircle.org) provides basic needs items, workforce readiness programs and long-term, wraparound support to individuals and families in need.

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:    

• $100 provides a child or adult with a bed, dresser and all of his or her other basic needs items.

• $1,000 provides cribs, changing tables and other essential baby items for 30 low-income mothers.

• $5,000 sponsors an entire job skills training program for approximately 20 participants.

 Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Help organize furniture in the showrooms or pick up donations in the community.

• Weekly: Serve as a job coach, provide résumé-writing support or provide administrative support in the offices.

• Internships

• Student Service Learning hours

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