BENEFITING: Youth Homes
ORGANIZER: Youth Homes
EVENT: Missoula Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2013
This year I am running the Missoula 1/2 Marathon, and with your help will raise $750 for Youth Homes, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for children and youth and their families who are in need and/or crisis. This is a great organization, helping wonderful kids. I am familiar with Youth Homes as they are a primary recipient of my Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club service projects and charity events. Please help me reach my fund raising goal!
The 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.
Youth Homes provides a refuge for kids that have no where else to go. They first stop the harm and help them feel safe. Then they give them a dependable routine with competent caretakers and build healthy relationships. They show compassion by staying by their side throughout their pain. They help them find, rely on and trust family. They concentrate on reconnecting each child to the greater community. Finally, they 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 they must keep their word.
They have served children since 1971! Please help by making your donation today!