It is our FIRST $10 Friday opportunity! Each week we will be asking for donations – just $10 – to help the kids in our programs. We know that if our partners and donors work as a team this can amount to something amazing for our kids. Every Friday we will have a new need related to our programs or a request from a youth. It will also give you a chance to have a greater understanding about CHOICES and how our programs work.
This will be a great way to kick off your weekend and feel good about helping one of our kids! For the month of June we will be dedicating our $10 friday asks our indpendent living program needs. Each youth placed in this program is given a fully furnished apartment with new items they will need as they work towards their independence. We love to make it welcoming and exciting for them as they start this journey! While in this program kids ages 17-21 will work with their caseworker and peers to learn crucial life skills needed as they leave foster care.
Our need for placement goods to furnish their apartments is quite large at this time! This year alone we have placed 32 new youth in this program and right now we have 6 pending moves. Historically June and July are a busy referral time for us, so we anticpate placing MANY more kids in this important and life changing program!
Here is where we need your help – we have an extensive list of placement goods for each apartment. We are working hard over the next month to collect all the items we need to have 15 placement bundles ready to go for our incoming youth. Today we are asking for $10 to help us purchase 15 shower curtains for our kids! You can donate easily online by clicking here.
If you have questions please contact Ashley Pester, Development Director at 937-264-0084 ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We know that some of you like to purchase actual items – and we’ve made that process easier. We have created an Amazon Wishlist of many of the items we need for each apartment. You can shop and have the items shipped directly to our office – easy peasy! The shower curtains are right around $10.
Want to shop on your own becuase you have Kohls cash burning a hole in your wallet? GREAT! We can accept new donations of the items on our wishlist. If you would like a complete list of needs please contact Ashley.
Thank you for your support in making our first $10 Friday a success – we will be back next week with another need for our independent living kids!