I am writing to you today on behalf of Youth Homes. As a member of their Run 4 Kids Team, I have committed to raising $500 and will participate in the Missoula Half Marathon on July 8 in honor of the children who have benefited from the Youth Homes programs. This is my second half-marathon, having successfully completed the race last year. I actually had fun, and successfully raised over $500 for the Youth Homes organization, thanks to many of you.
This organization and the children they serve inspire me. Read below to learn more about Youth Homes.
I feel fortunate to have this chance to make a difference in the lives of local youth, and ask you to join me in helping by making a contribution. All donations are tax-deductible. Please consider asking your employer if they do company matches on donations that you make. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. If you’d rather, you can send me a check, made out to Youth Homes.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Youth Homes is a Montana non-profit organization dedicated to caring for children and youth and their families who are in need and/or crisis.
Our kids are as young as three and as old as 18. They have experienced domestic violence. Their dads are not in their lives. They are abused. They are neglected. They have been exploited. They are homeless. They are unsafe at home. They have fled. They have been involved with child protection. They have broken laws. They are on probation. They have acted out. They have run. They have emotional challenges. They are sad. They have attempted suicides. They are angry. They lie. They are honest about their pain. They are running from it. They do not belong. But they all have hope.
We provide a refuge for kids that have no where else to go. We first stop the harm and help them feel safe. Then we give them a dependable routine with competent caretakers and build healthy relationships. We show compassion by staying by their side throughout their pain. We help them find, rely on and trust family. We concentrate on reconnecting each child to the greater community. Finally, we believe it is important to give them the foundation of a strong connection to us and confidence to find happiness in their future. To do this work well we must keep our word.
We have served children since 1971!