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We are grateful to all of our contributors and supporters.  This campaign is designed to demonstrate the power of the public and the stragic use of social media for good — Thank you RocketHub.  Help us make a measurable and tangible difference.

The Campaign

Impact Consulting is launching an integrated public awareness campaign to bring attention to the changing face of homelessness in our area and move our neighbors to action.

  • Media: Public service announcements on radio, television, and online will tell the stories that otherwise go unreported in America’s #1 media market. Watch the Great Football Sunday channel 
  • Engagement:  We will use social networks and crowdfunding to recruit volunteers and raise money.  Football fans in the metro area have an easy way to help neighbors who are homeless, hungry or without hope as they celebrate America’s iconic game. 
  • Contributions:  Proceeds fromthe RocketHub crowdfunding and sponsorships will directly benefit established organizations with proven, successful track records in providing homes, health and hope in our region.  Our goal is to raise funds to further the good work of these organizations:
  • Small Business Bonus:  This cause marketing initiative creates contracting opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses to develop and implement the campaign.  The GFS Team.

Where Feds Have Stalled, States Push to End Working Poverty

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Where Feds Have Stalled, States Push to End Working Poverty

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Volunteers Keep Seager Clinic Running, Helping the Homeless and Working Poor

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Volunteers Keep Seager Clinic Running, Helping the Homeless and Working Poor

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South Carolina City Takes Steps to Evict Homeless From Downtown

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South Carolina City Takes Steps to Evict Homeless From Downtown

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In New York, Having a Job, or 2, Doesn’t Mean Having a Home

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In New York, Having a Job, or 2, Doesn’t Mean Having a Home

From the New York Times: On many days, Alpha Manzueta gets off from one job at 7 a.m., only to start her second at noon.  In between, she goes to a place she’s called home for the last three years — a homeless shelter. Affordable-housing advocates say the homeless work force is proof of the widening gap between wages and rents and the difficulty in escaping the shelter system.   Click here for the full story. NYT byline: By MIREYA NAVARRO Published: September 17,...

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Great Football Sunday Video

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Great Football Sunday Video

Click below to watch a Great Football Sunday video.   About the Great Football Sunday Video A team of women business owners are on a mission to end homelessness. The group, led by Cheryl McCants from Impact Consulting, has launched the Great Football Sunday™ campaign to bring awareness about the real people behind a homeless population that would overflow the seating capacity of MetLife Stadium – location of next year’s Super Bowl. Their game plan is to leverage the media spotlight and attention from Super Bowl XLVIII on the New...

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