BENEFITING: HEART HAVEN OUTREACH
EXCITING UPDATE: With one more pledge on its way, we have reached our goal! Thank you to everyone who gave or helped spread the word! Your generosity is overwhelming. We look forward to serving countless more youth in our new van. Thanks for making this possible!
Heart Haven OutReach, better known as "H2O," is a nonprofit in Bolingbrook, Illinois, that provides FREE, life-changing support programs to area youth. These include:
- support groups in which teens can share their struggles and successes and receive encouragement from their peers
- character and life skills education that equips them to make positive choices
- service projects that nurture the value of giving to others in need
- field trips and college visits that inspire dreams and goals
- mentoring and tutoring by caring adults
- and much more!
(Visit www.HeartHavenOutReach.org for more info.)
Through these great programs and the dedicated staff that run them, thousands of young people have found the hope to press on despite immense challenges.
However, a major obstacle to participation is transportation. The suburbs are spread out with limited public transit options. Add in brutal Chicago weather, and if youth don't have someone to drive them to H2O, they simply don't attend.
To overcome this, H2O has always provided free rides to participants, to and from all programs. This past month, 93% of attendees used this service.
OUR CURRENT DILEMMA...
Recently H2O's very first vehicle -- a donated 2004 Ford Freestar Minivan -- had to be retired unexpectedly. A critical airbag sensor stopped working, and the replacement part is no longer made. Now we cannot safely use that vehicle, which means seven seats of our already limited van fleet have been lost.
Graciously, Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook has located a newer vehicle they can provide for us for only $16,800. This 2015 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan will enable us to continue reaching all of our service area throughout Bolingbrook and neighboring Romeoville.
The problem is, we don't have $16,800! :(
Can you help us replace our van so that we can resume giving rides to youth in need of hope and encouragement?
Any contribution moves us closer to our goal, and all donations are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!
Thank you for your time and support! Please consider sharing this project via Facebook and Twitter to help us spread the word.
If you would prefer to make an offline donation, checks can be made payable to Heart Haven OutReach and mailed to 201 Canterbury Lane, Suite C, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.