LIVING GRACE HOMES INC via Crowdrise
August 12, 2014
Thank you for your donations and sharing our #OperationGirl fundraiser! We qualified for the first challenge, which allows our organization to be entered into a drawing for $5,000!
Every week until the end of August, there will be a different challenge which allows us to be entered into more drawings for even more cash (up to $100,000)!
We need $200 more in donations so we can make it to the home page and have more visibility. Any donation, big or small, whether it's $10 or $100, is appreciated wholeheartedly! The money generated through this fundraiser will be used for transportation services for the girls and their babies to take them to mandated court appointments, doctors appointments, school, and work.
Homes are maternity homes that provides a safe environment, programs, and support for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of homeless, pregnant young women and their babies. We provide them the opportunity to finish high scool, preparing them to be effective, loving parents, and able to get and maintain gainful employment to care for their family.
Being 16 and pregnant isn't fun when you are homeless. Las Vegas, NV has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the U.S.. Couple that with a higher than average number of single parent homes and you find a need for shelter! But Living Grace Homes are more than shelters. In 7 years, there have been 144 pregnant young women who have delivered 140 babies and have called Living Grace THEIR home for part or all of their pregnancy.
We are specifically looking to fund the purchase of a new van to transport the girls and their babies to court (court-mandated appointments), medical appointments, counseling appointments, welfare appointments, school, and employment, We are also looking for funding to support our second maternity home in terms of general operations, utilities, insurance, staffing, and transportation costs.
Thank you for your support of Living Grace Homes and our youth!