Thank you to the many donors and volunteers who made the holidays possible for hundreds of families through a true community effort to ensure every child experiences the giving spirit of the season through our Holiday Gift program.
This year over 650 children received holiday wishes – including essentials, such as coats – and so much more. The families whose wishes were made possible rely on the simple fact that Youth Services never turns anyone away based on ability to pay. They may participate in our Boys & Girls Clubs, Study Buddies, individual and group counseling, Pride groups, or crisis intervention services.
In FY21, more than $270,000 was allocated to scholarships for children in need of mental health counseling services who would have been able to afford these critical services otherwise. This is in addition to the myriad of free programming these children may receive through the other services mentioned – all made possible by agency friends. These programs are crucial to the community, and they will be more critical than ever in the coming years as we move on from what has been an extremely difficult time for so many of us.
Please take a moment to learn more about Youth Services and deepen your role as part of our wonderful community of local supporters. Please also consider joining us for an event or making a monetary donation in 2022 to ensure our commitment and promise to the community continues.
Here are just some of our wonderful volunteers from 2021!