We invite you to join us on May 12th for an evening of appetizers, drinks, live music, an exciting online and live auction, and giving. You'll also have the chance to win big in our opportunity drawing! This year, the event is being held both virtually and in-person. All of the proceeds will go directly toward supporting youth and families throughout the Bay Area. This is particularly important now, as we are facing a loss of funding at Ida B. Wells High School due to significant school district budget cuts. The services OTTP-SF provides at Ida B. Wells support students with a variety challenges, including working to re-engage youth who are chronically truant or unable to access school due to mental health symptoms. Let's come together to support our community! Click here to register for the event, bid on our amazing auction items, and learn more about how you can support our mission. Have a question that wasn't answered here? Please refer to our event FAQs!
Help us spread a little holiday magic! From now until November 30th, we will be hosting a holiday gift drive in honor of Giving Tuesday. Support our cause and purchase a special gift for one of the youth we serve this holiday season. Learn more about the drive and view the gift wishlist here. With your support we can make the holidays at OTTP-SF a bit brighter!
On June 3rd, 2021 we hosted our 3rd annual Youth Empowerment Fundraiser, which was held virtually this year. More than 100 people joined us for an evening of art, music, words from our community partners, and live auction items. With the the support of our amazing community, donors, and sponsors, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal of $20,000. These funds will go directly toward supporting the youth and families we serve for the year to come. Read about our fundraising goals, our sponsors, and more in our 2021 2nd Quarter Newsletter!
On August 25th, 2020, we launched our Emergency Healing Fundraiser through GoFundMe Charity. Our goal was to make up for a potential loss of funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hoped to raise $50,000. With the help of more than 100 amazing donors, and a generous matching gift from the San Francisco-based software company, Webflow, we are thrilled to share that we have nearly doubled our fundraising goal!
With the funds raised we will be able to provide additional services to children ages 3-5 in our Shoestrings program. This program provides children support in learning to regulate emotions and develop skills at school and at home to improve likelihood for future academic success.
In addition to expanding services within the Shoestrings program, we will also be able to maintain our current caseloads within our other programs as well. Furthermore, we will be using funds raised to create an incentive program for the youth that we serve and purchasing essential items to help them throughout the duration of the pandemic. Thanks to your support, no young person will have to go without our services!