Local nonprofit, NotLess.org is dedicated to providing hope and finding help for people struggling with homelessness, poverty, and doubt in the DFW area. Created by high school students Abby Detrich, Eric Hassett, and Zach Saxion, NotLess exists to encourage, inform, and invest directly into getting people off the streets.
“People tend to do charity out of pity, but it is incredible to work with a group of motivated people that do it out of love. I think this is what came to create NotLess. We are all driven and we all have the mindset that we can change the world starting now, ” said Abby Detrich.
NotLess.org funds care packages by selling shirts and taking donations. One shirt is equivalent to one “care package,” which consists of basic necessities like clothing and sanitary items to provide for the homeless.
Zach Saxion said, “God calls us to help the poor. I’ve always had a heart for helping people who may seem to be an ‘outcast’ in society. So when Eric called me one summer night proposing the idea for me to start NotLess, I jumped right on board! I was raised in an entrepreneurial household, so if I ever wanted to make a difference, in my life or others, I needed to pursue that in my own way. We started this organization with the little money we had in our saving and have now grown a ton! I am super excited for where NotLess is going and the lives that will be touched.”
“I started this because I have been there. And I know how much it can mean to someone. I know that I want to give hope to those who need it.” added Eric Hassett.
You can purchase or donate by going to www.notless.org.
Christmas is for Children (CIFC) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing all children the love, care, and joy that comprise the spirit of the holidays. Since 1991, CIFC has supported over 40,000 underprivileged children dealing with poverty, AIDS, domestic violence and substance-abusing parents.
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