Getting older is an isolating experience for anyone. For disabled and formerly unhoused veterans of a largely forgotten war, it’s […more…]
Swords to Plowshares
Development & Communications Director: Colleen Corliss Murakami
War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds of war, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans.
Begin to Build a Relationship
We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.
I lived on the streets of San Francisco for almost 20 years. I know what it’s like to have no idea how to embrace stability and community or how to prepare for the challenges that will come with aging, especially while poor and riddled with health issues from living hard on the street. When I was finally ready to turn my life around, Swords to Plowshares helped me get the best gift of all: housing.
Help Vets Find the Joy They Deserve
Through the help of private donors, Swords to Plowshares has established a budget for community activities. Monetary donations to this fund allow aging vets to experience a taste of normalcy that can meaningfully enrich the quality of their lives.
Donors are in a unique position, according to Resource Development and Communications Director Colleen Corliss. “These contributions are essential to our ability to staff and execute programs that have the potential to change lives.”
Getting the vets active and out of the housing facilities Swords runs is a priceless gift. Sports games, season tickets donated by an individual with the means to make it happen, have been a great escape for the residents.
Activities that make them feel like they are included in the day-to-day fabric of American life is a win.
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
San Francisco Giants
Golden State Warriors
Bank of America
Home Depot Foundation
Sergey Brin Family Foundation