Small Can Be Big

Make a big difference
with a small donation.

Help a local family in crisis.
With 100% of the money going to their needs.

Help someone now

How it works

Our partners identify families in need.

Our partner charities find people in need of urgent help, and refer them to us.

100% of your donation goes to help them.

Since we're powered by volunteers, all of your donation goes straight to helping.

We follow the outcomes together.

We keep track of the families we've helped and how they're doing, so you know how you've made a difference.

How it makes a difference

Powered by
volunteers.

All our operating costs are covered by conventional fundraising. Volunteers do all the rest—so 100% of your donation can go directly to helping people in need.

We've raised
$614,670 so far.

We've helped families with everything from a health crisis, a mortgage or a utility payment, to helping a spouse and children escape domestic violence.

We've helped
484 families.

And with your help, we'll keep making a difference together. Because sometimes all a family needs to avoid a big catastrophe... is a little help.

Pooling Small Contributions, Hoping for Big Results

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See the families near you that are in need of immediate help.

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At Small Can Be Big, failure isn't an option: all of our families receive help from us. So when a family is unable to meet their goal in time, we draw on the General Fund to make up the shortfall. Any size gift will help.

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Help us continue passing on 100% of donations to those in need: join us as a Small Can Be Big volunteer.

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