InnVision, the San Jose-based nonprofit organization that provides housing, medical, food and clothing assistance to Palo Alto's homeless population, is asking for $125,000 in donations to meet its $500,000 goal by Jan. 15, 2011.
Major nonprofit organizations that help people in need have seen an increase in demand for services during the recession and a decrease in donations, it has been widely reported.
"In order to provide shelter and services to more than 1,400 people each day, we still need your help," CEO Christine Burroughs said.
InnVision provides clothing and a food pantry and daily meals to Palo Alto's homeless persons and families and offers comprehensive services through the Opportunity Center on Encina Way to help get people back into housing.
In addition to providing daily services, meals and housing to families with children and individuals, during the holiday season InnVision participates in programs such as Adopt-A-Family and the Holiday Toy and Teen Shoppe. Parents "shop" for free to pick out gifts for their children.
For more information or to donate, visit www.InnVision.org.