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 November 20th, 2020, we announced our first ever Holiday Gift Campaign for an international day of giving called Giving Tuesday. Our goal was simple. We hoped to bring a little holiday cheer to the youth we serve by giving them a special gift.
Each youth selected a gift they wanted to receive for the holiday season and the gift was then added to our AmazonSmile wishlist. The gifts included art supplies for therapeutic activities, toys to play with at home while quarantining, clothes to help them stay warm during the chilly winter months, and so much more. With the help of our generous donors, every youth (more than 200!) received the gift they requested.
Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser!
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!