Our Call To Action

Domestic Unity Campaign

Providing to our Local Counties, Cities and Communities first.

Locations of Giving

All water will be delivered to the Shelters in the following Counties: Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura. Between November 22nd and January 1st 2012

Goal Giving Drive

16,483,126 liters of water! Life Sustainment starts with WATER - Belief In Giving starts with YOU. Every Case provides water for 7 people for 1 Day.

Pricing

All pricing per bottle has been negotiated to less than half of retail and includes CRV and Delivery to each and every shelter individually.

Demographic Breakdown

There is 351,169 homeless across six Southern California counties.

  • Almost half (41%) are families
  • One in Four (25%) are Vietnam Era, Gulf War, OIF/OEF Veterans
  • 43.7% are African American
  • 27.7% are Latino
  • 24.9% are Caucasian
  • 2.3% are Asian/Pacific Islander

Fast Facts

According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness:

  • Emergency room visits cost an average of $3,722.
  • Homeless individuals average two visits per year at $7,444 per homeless person.
  • An average transport by ambulance costs $974.15.
  • The average hospital stay is three days at an average cost of $4,440.
  • Those who only access healthcare through the emergency room do not receive follow-up care or services beyond immediate intervention, making them more likely to return to the hospital in the future.

Fast Facts – The Numbers

  • Los Angeles County - 211,951 homeless
  • Orange County - 21,220 homeless
  • Riverside County - 10,954 homeless
  • San Bernardino County - 1,945 homeless
  • San Diego County - 104,984 homeless
  • Ventura County - 115 homeless

Total: 351,169 homeless

Reality

  • Dehydration affects the homeless during all seasons.
  • In any given year, there could be as many as 244,000 homeless families in Los Angeles County alone!

Effects

  • Experts recommend 64oz (equates to 2 liters) of water per day for healthy hydration.
  • 351,169 homeless x 2 liters per day = 702,338 liters per day.
  • 15,000,000 liters / 702,338 hydrates ALL the homeless in the six counties for 21 days (3 weeks)

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Gifts of Water

A Veteran Founded and Directed Charitable Corporation.

Your Gifts may be tax-deductible.

100% of your giving goes directly to purchase bottled water.



 
 
 
 
 
 
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IRS 501(c)3

Below is a copy of our original letter from the Internal Revenue Service dated April 17th, 2012, stating B.I.G. Humanity is incorporated as a charitable organization with 501(c)3 status. These credentials mean that B.I.G. Humanity can provide you with financial and in-kind donation receipts for your gifts to the organization which can be used as tax deductions under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. As an organization, we are also exempt from paying sales tax.



B.I.G. holds licensed credentials as listed below:

Internal Revenue Service: B.I.G. Humanity was issued 501(c)3 status effective June 30, 2011.

The following ID numbers were issued by the Department of the Treasury:

  • Employer Identification Number: 45-2818575
  • DLN: 17053221374011

California Tax Exempt Status

Below is a copy of our letter from the State of California Franchise Tax Board dated January 6th, 2012, stating B.I.G. Humanity is tax exempt from California franchise or income tax.