Our partner charities find people in need of urgent help, and refer them to us.
Since we're powered by volunteers, all of your donation goes straight to helping.
We keep track of the families we've helped and how they're doing, so you know how you've made a difference.
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 helped families with everything from a health crisis, a mortgage or a utility payment, to helping a spouse and children escape domestic violence.
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.
What's new, what's better and how we're going to keep doing what we're doing...but bigger. Welcome to the new Small Can Be Big!Read more »
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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.Donate now »
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