Summertime Match 2019

Pillars Summertime Match

Summertime. And the livin’ is easy. The sound of Ella Fitzgerald’s smooth, full voice plays in my head as I write to you and reflect on the summer season now upon us. Warm, long days. Flowers in full bloom. Summer vacations. More time outdoors for walking, biking, playing. Just six months ago we were talking about wind chills and the polar vortex, and today mowing the lawn seems like more than a fair trade for shoveling snow. Summertime revives us and brightens our outlook, leading us to forget the struggles of seasons past.

For those who struggle to have a place to call home, however, their needs are very similar from season to season. The need for shelter that is safe, stable, and affordable. The need for support that is compassionate, useful, and respectful. And the need for solutions that bring real change and give hope of a brighter future. Pillars’ shelters are running at capacity and the demand for safe, affordable housing continues to grow. Your monetary gift revives and sustains the work we do year-round to address the housing needs in our community.

Thanks to a generous friend of Pillars, we’re thrilled to announce our Summertime Match! All gifts received by August 31, 2019 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $30,000! Summer is a great time for you to bring a little extra sunshine to brighten the outlook for individuals and families facing homelessness.

Please consider making a gift to Pillars during our Summertime Match. Your gift will help make the next verse in Ella Fitzgerald’s classic a reality for the people we serve:

One of these mornings
You’re going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky

As always, thanks for your support, and I wish you a summer filled with love, friends, and good health.


Joe Mauthe

Executive Director


Click here to make a Summertime Match donation!

The Impact of Your Gift:

$250 provides services at Pillars Resource Center for up to 20 people a day

$500 provides 10 hours of intensive case management services to an individual transitioning from Pillars Adult & Family Shelter into permanent housing

$1000 provides 200 nights of shelter at Pillars Adult Shelter

$2000 provides 5 months of rent assistance to one family in Pillars Stable Housing