EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2013
We are raising funds for the “Village OUTREACH Program”: This is a 6 week web based campaign extending through the Holidays to end of year gift giving. Our challenge is to raise at least $12,000 by December 31!
The Village Outreach Program is a non-sectarian/non-denominational program to help people in need in NYC.
At Outreach we fill in the GAPS and provide support and dignity for children, teens and adults who are falling between the cracks of social services and programs.
- “GO Tutoring” – one-on-one attention and skill building for public school children (grades 2 through 5) who are falling behind.
- “The People Living with AIDS Project” (PLWA) – a restaurant quality sit-down meal on the weekend to provide nourishment, friends, and fellowship for isolated people on limited incomes (other social services for this population are closed on the weekends).
- "The Church" provides a safe haven and arts programs for LGBTQA homeless, street youth, many of whom have been kicked out by their families and/or subjected to verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.
OUTREACH is secular service to the community sponsored by the Church of St Luke in the Fields, providing space and other in-kind support. Join us and lend your support at a level you find comfortable. Some gift giving ideas (all fully tax deductible) are:
$10 - “Make it Happen” Fund 2 nutritious restaurant quality meals for someone who otherwise will not have a hot meal on the weekend.
$15 - "Celebrate Thanksgiving!" Give a Holiday meal (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s or?) ‘with all the trimmings’ to those who would otherwise go without.
$30 - “Fill the Gaps" Help transform lives with counseling, mentoring and love; our young people seek help with housing, health care, or their thoughts of self-harm & suicide every week.
$100 - “Skip a Night Out” Donate $100 to our Outreach Programs; that $100 could provide one month of school supplies for 30 children and tutors.
$200 - “Guide me from homeless to Home" Help a street kid find his or her way. That $200 helps fund “Pop Up Shops” which provides an average of 20 youth with toiletries and clothing, and social workers to provide housing referrals.
$260 - "Feed me" Provide a person with hot nutritious meals for a year.
$1,000 - "It’s YOUR NIGHT!" Fund an entire evening's meal (150 guests) and join us to dine with our clients!
$10,000 - "Guide me PLUS’ Be an Angel” We need $10,000. Be an Angel and help us guide older youth by expanding mentoring to include vocational training.
$Your Number – “Reach Out and Give a Gift” Make a tax deductible Holiday or end of year gift to OUTREACH in honor of your friend s or family members.
Please join us. “Reach out for OUTREACH.” Thank you