A Hat for Harold–-a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) public charity-–started with a pilot site in Howard County, Maryland, in November, 2012. In June, 2014 a second peer council started at a women’s shelter in Kentucky.
Our micro grants are intended to provide just a little help as a homeless person is trying to find work, go back to school, or obtain housing. We are not an employment agency, but we can provide the funds to purchase the work boots required for a warehouse job. We are not a transportation service, but can provide the funds for a new bicycle or a monthly bus pass so people can get to interviews or work. We are not a government agency, but we can provide a grant to obtain a state ID, driver’s license or birth certificate.