FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What kinds of services do you provide?
A: PRISM supplies a wide variety of services, including food, clothing and household items, transportation, financial assistance, school supplies, items for holidays and birthdays, car care, home maintenance, budget counseling and referral services.
Q: Do I have to live near PRISM to get help?
A: To be eligible, you must live in Golden Valley, South of 42nd Avenue in Crystal, New Hope, or Robbinsdale, or East of 494 in Plymouth. Exceptions may be made if you were referred by a local church or are currently homeless.
Q: How can I help PRISM?
A: The gift of money is the most beneficial. Thanks to a relationship with Second Harvest Heartland, PRISM is able to use $1 to purchase $5 worth of groceries! Donate Now In-kind donations and volunteer help are always appreciated as well.
Q: How many families does PRISM help?
A: During 2012 gifts have enabled PRISM to provide:
- Food shelf visits
- School supplies and gifts
- Clothing visits
- Provide vehicle:
- Budgeting education
- Car care education.
Q: Where does my donation go?
A: $.95 of every $1.00 donated to PRISM goes directly into program services for families and individuals in need. $.03 goes to administration and facility costs and $.03 goes to raising more funds and increasing awareness for PRISM. This 95% rate exceeds both national benchmarks for charities (70% minimum) and the average for Twin Cities charities (85%).
Q: Are my donations to PRISM tax deductible?
A: Yes. PRISM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Q: What type of gift would be most beneficial to PRISM?
A: The gift of money is the most beneficial. Thanks to a relationship with Second Harvest Heartland, PRISM is able to use $1 to purchase $5 worth of groceries! If you want your financial gift to benefit the Food Shelf, please indicate this on your donation. Donate Now.