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founded in 2002 and is a non-profit New Jersey corporation.
Focus America is a national resource center for information,
education and assistance for communities that live in poverty.
Focus America is a volunteer organization without paid administrators.
America's mission includes:
(such as providing food, clothing, and other
(such as providing school supplies to children and schools)
(such as providing information and referral services)
America was founded based upon the following philanthropic objectives:
provide humanitarian relief to people living in impoverished
provide assistance with returning children to the classroom
in order to complete their education; and
serve as a distribution point of information
and referral service to help these communities connect
with other resources; and
develop volunteer opportunities for high school students, college
students, corporations and individuals who can manage their
own projects to help individuals.
order to achieve its Mission, Focus America provides the following
services through its volunteer network:
and distributes school supplies to impoverished
communities and foster children.
and distributes food to improverished communities.
and distributes food and gifts during the holidays to provide
a day of cheer and hope for the children.
and distributes winter clothing for impoverished communities
living in northern regions.
information to these supported communities to assist them in
rebuilding their future (such as providing links to jobs or
other social services).
donations, contributions and gifts to support the organization's
America is an exempt organization pursuant
of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are therefore
a volunteer organization that provides mutual sources
of support for impoverished communities through the
efforts of our nationwide network of volunteers. We
help people in crisis through our People
Helping People program.
just over 3 years, Focus America provided almost
$850,000 in charitable services.
expenses for Focus America are less than 1.5%!
America is run by volunteers.
America is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charity.
Click here to
view our approval letter.
charity was created because of an
article in the NYTimes about Pembroke,
a poor community, in IL.
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