Small Sums helps homeless workers with what THEY NEED to take a job, get back to work, and back to a more stable life.
WELCOME TO SMALL SUMS
Small Sums' sole purpose is to help homeless individuals, who have found jobs, with the specific things that they need to start back to work. With our practical and timely assistance, we remove obstacles that often prevent homeless workers from being able to take a job – providing items like required work clothes and shoes, trade tools, professional licenses or union dues, and/or bus passes so they have a reliable way to get to work everyday (until they receive a paycheck).
With Small Sums providing these simple things (the majority at a cost of less than $150/worker) clients can have a successful start to that new job and allow them to become more self-sufficient community members and taxpayers again.
Small Sums serves adults (and indirectly their families) who are experiencing homelessness. They live in shelters, on the streets, in cars, or temporarily with friends, family or in other housing that is unstable, often bouncing from place to place, while trying to find a way to get into a place of their own.
Partnering with referring organizations that serve the poor and homeless, we provide these simple work things, often within 24-72 hours from their application. Once their employment is verified, we move quickly to get them the things they need, so they are able to accept the job and start working within days of the job offer - one of the most important steps to getting out of their homeless situation.
It's a surprisingly simple solution that’s practical and economical.