We need funds for general operating expenses. In a typical year, unrestricted donations account for about half of all our income. In 2020, and 2021, that proportion was closer to three-quarters. As we work toward a return to our pre-pandemic volunteer registration numbers, SSP will continue to have a greater-than-usual dependence on donor dollars to complete our work.
We also maintain a small fleet of work vehicles, most of which were donated to us. We need trucks and vans.
Finally, we need tools. We equip our volunteers with a range of power tools, and we accept donations of new and gently used, contractor-grade tools.
We seek capable board members who represent the various communities we serve. Our organization needs diversity in its board – diversity of life experience, background, skills, religious affiliation, age, gender, and ethnicity.
We seek funding for our leadership development program. Each year, SSP leads young adult staff members through an intensive week-long leadership development course. These young adults work in teams to create the best possible community service experience for youth, enabling them to grow in their faith and learn to give of themselves.