UniCycle is a volunteer-led organization that prides itself on running primarily on donations of “outgrown, not worn out” school clothing, volunteer hours, community partners and a unique relationship with the Homeless Education Resource Office and Metro Nashville Public Schools. However, we need your financial support to sustain the progress we’ve made over the last seven years, and to grow into new ways to support families experiencing homelessness. UniCycle currently meets about 90% of uniform needs for HERO students and distributed more than 22,000 items in the last school year.
We’re expanding this year to deepen our support of HERO families with the launch of the UniCycle Family Fund. This $10,000 initiative will provide funds on a quarterly basis to existing HERO family outreach specialists, who will be able to provide access to critical, immediate needs for families. Items purchased in our pilot of this effort included emergency medication, supplies to allow a father to start a new job, and transportation assistance for families to receive support from other agencies in the fields of employment, healthcare, legal and housing services.