Allies make a one-year commitment to build a friendship with a Circles family who is working toward financial stability.

Provide a meal

Meals are provided for our families and volunteers each week. Volunteer groups (or individuals) prepare, serve and clean up the meals. Circles can provide the food. It’s a great opportunity for church or business groups.

Circles Kids

Children of our participants have their own meeting and curriculum to learn many of the same skills and ideas their parents are learning. Circles has a coordinator who plans each meeting, but volunteers are always needed to help with crafts, teaching and building relationships with children. Volunteers are welcome to commit to every week, once a month or an occasional meeting.

Poverty Simulation

Each poverty simulation takes about 20 volunteers who participate in the 1.5 hour simulation. Volunteers are trained in a one-hour session and can volunteer for the simulations whenever they can.


Circles is a 501c3 organization that relies on grants, corporate and individual donations to fund its work. You can donate here or contact a staff member to talk about a corporate donation.