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I am fundraising for Covenant House so young people facing homelessness can find shelter, safety, and support there 24/7. Nearly 2,000 youth seek shelter in a Covenant House bed each night. Covenant House works with each of them to create a path to independence, and offers comprehensive services like job training, education, mental health care, and legal aid, in addition to basic services like food and clothing. My fundraiser helps young people overcome homelessness at Covenant House. If you can, please consider supporting me with a donation of any amount today. INSERT PERSONAL URL
Donation Appeal - Reminder
There are X DAYS left in my fundraising campaign for Covenant House, and I still have $X AMOUNT to raise if I'm going to reach my goal. Covenant House's doors are open 24/7 to provide shelter and loving care to youth facing homelessness. Today and everyday, front-line staff are working to help young people regain employment, access healthcare, and rebuild their lives. If you're able, please consider making a donation to my campaign. Your support means so much to the young people and staff at Covenant House, no matter the amount. Because it’s more than what the money provides — it’s a symbol that you care. INSERT PERSONAL URL
Thank You Note
Thank you for your generous donation in support of my fundraising campaign! As you know, the funds we're raising ensure that young people can sleep safely at Covenant House. But young people will find more than shelter there. Covenant House offers young people sanctuary, and a continuum of care that is guided and defined by the principles of absolute respect and unconditional love: staff see young people the way they deserve to be seen, not as the label they’ve come with, and commit to a relentless relationship, to a covenant of support and care. Thank you for supporting this critical mission.
Did you know that LGBTQ+ youth comprise 40% of all youth experiencing homelessness, while only making up 7% of the total youth population in the U.S.? While facing homelessness, LGBTQ+ youth are also more likely to experience hardships such as assault, trauma, exchanging sex for basic needs, and early death. Covenant House provides a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ and all youth. Will you consider making a donation of $40 in honor of these courageous young people? INSERT PERSONAL URL
Racism & Youth Homelessness
Racism is a trauma that impacts a young person’s sense of self-worth, abilities, and potential. During adolescence, it’s especially important that we act as allies to foster their resilience, confidence, and agency. This is why Covenant House staff treat every young person with absolute respect and always have unconditional love to give to youth like Lajada, who needed a way to channel her outrage and indignation over police violence. Read her story or learn more about how systemic racism contributes to youth homelessness in America.
What Your Donation Does
$10 provides youth with a hygiene kit as soon as they walk through our doors ensuring they have all the necessities they need. This includes everyday items we take for granted - shampoo and conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and a toothbrush, etc.
$35 provides clean, warm bedding for a young person who may not have had the comfort of their own bed in quite some time.
$80 will provide one week of delicious and healthy meals to nourish a young person in our care.
$84 provides one month of transit so young people can get to school or their jobs, essential for establishing their path to independence.
$120 will ensure that a young person has professional attire for job interviews and hopefully, with the help and support of our workforce development staff, a full or part time job.
$350 fuels our street outreach program - literally. $350 will provide gas and supplies for our outreach teams who travel to meet young people where they are and offer Covenant House services.
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