What is the most in-demand item at shelters across the country?
Simple, regular, inexpensive socks.
If this comes as a surprise to you, you aren't alone.
The "Socks Problem" is an example of a type of common inefficiency that limit the impact of the investments we make in our communities. These gaps in our common perceptions around generosity and charitable giving often leave many important needs unmet.
We support the “Homes First” strategy for solving these issues in the long term. But until we are able to reach that goal for every deserving person, we can do more to improve quality of life in effective, affordable and empowering ways.
When we combine our decades of collective institutional knowledge with new innovative methods and ideas, we can achieve what was once thought to be beyond our reach.
And we can do it at a much lower cost than we might think.
Low Cost, High Impact
Together We Can Thrive was born of the notion that small, inexpensive actions can have dramatic positive impacts for those in need.
We provide a free research division to the fantastic charities that are working hard to deliver crucial resources to our community.
By seeking out innovations from around the world that have shown to deliver high value at low costs, we're able to provide some relief to the often overworked and underpaid employees that work for the public good.
If we're able to bring these benefits to life locally, we can share them globally.
New low hanging fruit is ripening in our maturing digital age. With a keen eye on increasingly sophisticated digital tools, we work with our charitable partners support them while they deliver crucial improvements to the health of both our local and global community.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Because when it comes down to it, the true problems that arise from poverty isn't the lack of money. The direct impact is the lack of access to basic resources that money buys.
When we use our collective power to organize our local businesses, local government and communities, we can find ways to deliver resources to those who need them most.
When we make our communities better, we all live in better communities.