Charity needs assistance
Photo courtesy of New Beginnings for Women and Children Misty Long and her children, Logan and Baylie, live in transitional housing offered through New Beginnings for Women and Children.

When homeless women and their children need help, a certain Tucson organization throws out a figurative life preserver.

Now, that 20-year-old organization needs aid in keeping its pivotal programs afloat.

New Beginnings for Women and Children, which connects clients to decent-paying jobs, transitional housing, aftercare programs and other services, has a budget shortfall of $150,000.

The organization attributes the shortfall to a hurting economy, which has brought about a drop in donations. Emergency funds will keep it afloat for a while, but the organization is looking to strengthen its financial situation.

To this end, it has set up the New Beginnings Fund and has a goal of raising $50,000 by June 13.

To contribute to the fund, make a donation at any Chase Bank. Online contributions can be made at www.nbwcfund.org. Or write a check payable to New Beginnings with “New Beginnings Fund” written on the memo line, and mail it to 2590 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712.

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