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4th Annual Foster Youth Questival

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BENEFITING: CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS

ORGANIZER: CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS

EVENT DATE: Jun 17, 2015

Heather Matheson

THE STORY:

CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS wrote -

CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS wrote –

On the weekend of June 17th-June 21th, 2015, 20 intrepid climbers will brave Mt. Shasta to support California’s foster youth!

There are approximately 12 million Americans who have experienced foster care in America, with over 400,000 children in the system today. While the story we so often hear is laced with the hardship these children and adults have to endure, there is another -- wholly different – story: one etched in resilience and strength.

The California Youth Connection (CYC), a youth-run and led legislative advocacy organization, is composed of hundreds of current and former foster youth who are the embodiment of that inspirational story. Since CYC was founded in 1988, it has grown into powerful political force, not only bending the arc of California’s public policy around foster care, but also empowering thousands of youth to speak directly to power. The example set by CYC and its young leaders has inspired as many as 106 youth-driven advocacy groups across the nation.

Fostering Media Connections (FMC) is a non-profit organization that harnesses the power of journalism and media to improve the foster care system. Over the years the stories shared by CYC-youth have become a cornerstone of the foster care narrative that FMC is writing.

Together, CYC and FMC are helping to give foster youth a platform to make their voices heard.

Please support our core work as we lead a group of 20 climbers (including 8 foster youth) up 14,179-foot Mt. Shasta.

We have set up this account through crowdrise so that anyone interested in the climb can donate to support CYC and FMC’s advocacy and youth empowerment work.

If you are interested in joining us on the climb, you can reach out to Heather Matheson (outreach@fosteringmediaconnections.org) who went up with us last year, is coming back and is leading the organization of this latest Foster Youth Questival to the top of Mt. Shasta. Please be aware that all climbers must raise a minimum of $2,500.00 to go.

In addition to joining us for the climb, you can support CYC and FMC by sponsoring or donating to the cause.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Heather Matheson at (415) 637-9959 or Tish Slater of CYC at (415) 442-5060.

Thank you for your support,

Daniel Heimpel

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,621

MONEY RAISED
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  • Miriam!

    $100

  • The Linhardts who LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

    $1,000

  • Don and Gail

    $100

  • Glenn and Lynne Alper

    $100

  • roz Schweber

    $36

  • Barb Scheinberg

    $36

  • Ed and Peggy Robin

    $150

  • Wade "wish I could go" manaker

    $100

  • Terra

    $35

  • the Manns

    $200

  • Naomi Greenblott

    $200

  • The Goss Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Greg, Lisa, Joey, Sam and Max Weinberg

    $50

  • Lynette and Derek Brown

    $180

  • Pilch

    $36

  • Chris Martinez :)

    $50

  • Becky Schonbrun

    $18

  • Moira!!

    $20

  • The Hoskins-Pittler Family

    $50

  • Jake

    $50

  • Ali

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $13,191 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Heather Matheson

Amount Raised

$2,621

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David Loughnot

Amount Raised

$2,120

 

85% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Heidi Moran

Amount Raised

$1,665

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Daniel Heimpel

Amount Raised

$1,071

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Christie Renick

Amount Raised

$875

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Jeremy Loudenback

Amount Raised

$855

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Terra Marchant

Amount Raised

$705

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CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS

Amount Raised

$700

 

2% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ali

Ali

DONATION: $50

Good luck up there 2 years ago

Jake

Jake

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Hoskins-Pittler Family

The Hoskins-Pittler Family

DONATION: $50

Great job Heather!! Xo 2 years ago

Moira!!

Moira!!

DONATION: $20

lady, you know how I feel. thanks for all the inspiration!! 2 years ago

Becky Schonbrun

Becky Schonbrun

DONATION: $18

2 years ago

Chris Martinez :)

Chris Martinez :)

DONATION: $50

I love you header! You're the best. This is awesome 2 years ago

Pilch

Pilch

DONATION: $36

2 years ago

Lynette and Derek Brown

Lynette and Derek Brown

DONATION: $180

So proud of you. 2 years ago

Greg, Lisa, Joey, Sam and Max Weinberg

Greg, Lisa, Joey, Sam and Max Weinberg

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

You go girl. Hope you're well! <3 2 years ago