We're taking our annual shoe drive and mixing it up this year.
With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, we don't want to encourage people to go to crowded stores to purchase shoes. We also know that our youth have more needs this year because of the pandemic and the lack of resources. We are asking our community to donate the price of a pair of shoes, or more, and choose where you can help a youth this holiday season.
Our youth are struggling in these areas:
Continued Education & Job Training: They need help getting jobs, access to reliable technology for distance learning, and help with resumes and Food Handlers Certificates.
Food & Clothing Closet: Our youth are in need of clothing, shoes, hot food, and groceries to take home.
Medical & Counseling Services: Our youth need help getting health insurance, going to the doctor and addressing mental health illnesses.
Housing: Our Boys and Girls Houses have monthly expenses including rent and utilities. We offer our youth a lower price of living so that obstacle is taken away and they can focus on excelling in school and work and becoming self-sufficient.