November: A Season of Thanks and Giving Hope
As the holiday season approaches, it’s a time of reflection and gratitude, but it’s also a time when the spirit of giving shines brightly. This is a time to remember the significance of fostering, donating, volunteering, and supporting those in need, especially children and families who may be facing challenging circumstances. Here’s why these acts of kindness matter and a glimpse of the impact they can have:
Fostering a child during the holidays and throughout the year is a powerful way to provide stability and love to a young life. Becoming a foster parent not only offers them a safe and nurturing environment but also a sense of belonging during a time when family is celebrated. Statistics show that approximately 125,000 children in the United States are waiting to be adopted, and fostering is often the first step in providing them with a loving forever home.
Donating during the holiday season can make a profound difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Whether it’s contributing to a toy drive, providing warm clothing, or donating to a local food bank, your generosity can bring joy and comfort to families facing financial hardship. According to recent statistics, more than 35 million people in the United States struggled with hunger in 2020, and your donation can help alleviate this issue and bring warmth to homes during the cold winter months.
Volunteering your time and skills is another impactful way to give back during the holidays. Whether you choose to serve meals at a shelter, spend time with elderly residents at a care facility, or mentor youth in need, your efforts can create lasting memories and positively impact the community. In 2020, approximately 77.4 million adults in the United States volunteered their time, demonstrating the collective power of individuals to make a difference.
Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in providing essential services to those in need. This holiday season, consider supporting organizations like Hope For Youth, which work tirelessly to empower children, youth, and families. Your support can help fund critical programs, such as counseling, foster care, and educational initiatives, ensuring that children have the resources and opportunities they deserve.
Discover fulfilling volunteering opportunities with Hope For Youth that allow you to spread joy and support those in need. Your time and compassion can brighten the holidays for others.
Join us in giving this season! Our Winter Coat Drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and Gift Card Donations are all underway. Your generosity warms hearts and fills bellies.
Wendy’s Wonderful Kids: Spreading Adoption Joy
The WWK program has seen 6 adoptions in the last 3 months! One family is 13 year old triplets, who through implementing the WWK child Focused Recruitment Model, were reunited with their neighbor they grew up with. This resource was located but had moved to Georgia several years ago. Through navigating the pandemic and physical distance these kids and their adoptive family were able to reunite and thrive! They were adopted in July!
in September a set of twins were adopted by their foster mother. This family has a positive relationship with the twins birth mother. The family was able to work out an agreement with the birth mother where the kids can still visit and have contact but still have a permanent loving stable home.
Last adoption took place in October. One child in the WWK program was matched with a foster family and fit in like a glove! This youth is extremely happy with his new family and has achieved permanency.
Youth Holiday Party , Wrapping Party
Be a Holiday Hero! This holiday season, you can be the reason for joy and laughter in the hearts of our youth. Sponsor our annual Holiday Youth Party and make a lasting impact on the lives of children and teens.
- Wednesday, December 13th
Join us for our annual Holiday Wrapping Party, generously sponsored by Starbucks. ☕ Spread holiday cheer by volunteering your time to help wrap gifts for children and youth in need.
- Monday, December 18th
- HFY offices
From October through December, you can make an even bigger impact with Hope For Youth through Target Circle. When you shop, simply select us as your chosen nonprofit, and every purchase will support our mission. Plus, don’t forget to cast your vote for HFY.
Walmart Spark Good
Did you know that every time you shop on Walmart.com, you can round up your change and donate it to
HOPE FOR YOUTH INC?
Learn how small acts can lead to big impact at #WalmartSparkGood
Join our Monthly Giving Program and make a lasting impact! Your ongoing support, no matter the amount, is highly appreciated and acknowledged. Setting up your recurring donation is quick and easy with the QR Code.