What if you could make a donation that didn’t just solve an immediate need? That could potentially change a family’s future for years—even generations—to come? 

When you contribute to The Grooming Project, you do just that. The Grooming Project solves an immediate need by providing job training and support for impoverished parents, particularly single mothers. But it does so much more.  

For children to thrive, we must be able to work with parents to break the cycle of generational poverty. That requires addressing and solving the obstacles families face. The dog grooming skills our students learn during our six-month program provides a path to steady, living-wage jobs in the rapidly growing pet grooming industry. These lucrative jobs empower our students financially so they can provide brighter futures for their children. 

The path to self-reliance requires focusing on improving the family’s future in other areas too. The Grooming Project’s holistic approach embraces parenting and budgeting classes, mental health support, life skills courses, legal aid, and medical services such as dental and vision. We are also able to provide housing in our family residence facility for some students as they get back on their feet.  

As we approach the end of 2021 and look toward the families we are committed to serving in 2022, we need your help. Please consider a donation to The Grooming Project as we enter this holiday season.  

How to Give 

Here are six easy ways to give: 

  1. Cash 
  2. Check payable to The Grooming Project 
  3. Online via credit card 
  4. Donor Advised Funds 
  5. IRA Distributions (If you have reached the age of a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA—age 72, you may want to check with your financial advisor about having your IRA account administrator write the check directly to your charity of choice and avoid paying taxes on the distribution. The charity must cash your check by December 31, however). 
  6. Gifts of Stock 

Please note: We always recommend consulting a tax advisor, financial planner, or an estate attorney for giving and tax advisement. 

To make a gift, or for more information, contact: 

Annette Teson 

Development Officer 

816.791.7023 

ateson@epeckc.org 

 

Together, we can Change Lives!