In 2017, 382 needy Knoxville families stayed safe and warm, thanks to generous people like you who donated $109,396.76. With the area experiencing below average temperatures this winter, even more families will be struggling.
Please do something heartwarming this year and give to Project Help. Even $1 a month on your KUB bill can help a neighbor in need. Or you can make a one-time donation at any time during the year. [See below for donation details.] Project Help depends solely on contributions from the community and fundraisers to help those in need.
What Is Project Help?
Project Help is an emergency heating-assistance program that buys electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil, wood, or coal for people who need temporary help with their heating bills. Project Help clients may have an emergency need because of job loss, illness, injury, or disability, or they may be seniors struggling with the rising cost of living.
The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) administers Project Help. KUB collects donations with customer bills and sends 100 percent of the funds to CAC.
Donating to Project Help Is Easy -- And Tax Deductible
KUB customers can make a one-time donation or a monthly pledge online, and all donations are tax deductible. KUB will add your pledge amount to your bill each month unless you cancel your pledge.
You can also donate with your bill if you don't pay online. Just fill in the dollar amount of your one-time donation or monthly pledge on the form on the back of your bill, and add that amount to your check. KUB will add any pledge to your bill each month unless you cancel your pledge.
You can make a one-time donation at any time by writing a check payable to Project Help and mailing it to the address below:
P.O. Box 59017
Knoxville, TN 37950
KUB collects the donations and the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) administers Project Help. All donations go directly to provide assistance to those in need. Project Help of East Tennessee, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donors receive an annual contribution letter for tax purposes.
How Can I Apply for Project Help funds?
Contact the CAC at 865-637-6700 to see if you qualify for emergency assistance through Project Help or the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.