Hello My name is Kathy Kidd,
I am the owner and founder of “The Penny Foundation Inc.”, an organization that is designed to aid women affected by Domestic Violence, Drug Addiction, Homelessness, and victims of Sex and Human Trafficking.
Every year 10.2 Million women are affected by some type of violence or abuse.
The goal of “The Penny Foundation Inc.” is to help them rehabilitate themselves through conventional therapy and faith while being able to enter society as functional productive members.
We aim to help these women gain self respect and new found dignity through job and home skills training.
To do this we will be offering housing in a long term facility to equip them with these skills; however, in order to do this we need all the help we can get.
So today we are reaching out to our community for this help, not only to raise funds but also awareness.
After preparing a budgetary estimate of what running a monitored long term housing facility with training support may cost, we have determined our start up costs to purchase at least 2 acres and build a 5 bedroom home in Galveston County, serving the surrounding areas as well as all of Texas.
The cost is estimated $500,000 to secure a home and safely house these women.
An estimated $15,000 is needed to start the process of re-zoning, re-platting the land and begin building.
We raised the down payment of $1,500 at the 1st annual fundraiser held in October, 2020.
Another $3,822 will be needed to complete Phase 1 to survey and replat.
Because “The Penny Foundation Inc” is classified as a Non-Profit 501c3 we rely solely on donations, contributions, fundraising and grants.
Your donation means more than paying a bill or purchasing a meal, YOU are someone’s “penny from heaven”, their hope, their sign that everything will all be okay—you are helping these women have hope; hope in their future, that one day they will be able to move past the struggles they have faced and lead a life to be proud of.
Statistically 1 in every 4 women you have met has been affected by some type of domestic abuse, whether physical or emotional; with teens being at even greater risk of enduring abuse before the age of 18.
In this correspondence, you will find more research-based information about Domestic Violence, to help you better understand the need for this organization in our great community.
The women of The Penny Foundation will need jobs, emotional support, healthy guidance and help either entering or reentering society and the work force.
We look forward to your help in making our dreams and the dreams of everyone going through these situations come true.
Should you have any questions, concerns or would like to volunteer please feel free to contact me. I truly look forward to being able to bring this resource to our community. Penny’s from heaven to you and yours.
Monetary donation of any size can be made by either check or through The Penny Foundation website at
Click the donate button.
(PayPal is available)
The Truth behind the numbers:
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States.
Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning
1 in 4 women (24.3%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence
Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.
9 out of 10 addictions start in the teen years.
19.5 million females (or 15.4 percent) ages 18 or older have used illicit* drugs in the past year.
Women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk of substance use.
Divorce, loss of child custody, or the death of a partner or child can trigger women's substance use or other mental health disorders
Women who use certain substances may be more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety, or depression
Women and families represent the fastest growing groups of the homeless population in the United States. Approximately 34% of the homeless population are families with children. Among homeless families, 67 percent are female-headed.
There were about 565,000 homeless people living in the United States on any given night. It’s estimated that women comprise a little under 40% of that population.
The study found that there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including almost 79,000 minors and youth victims of sex trafficking and nearly 234,000 adult victims of labor trafficking.
We hope that these facts were of some use.
Many Blessings…… Kathy Kidd
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