EVERY young person has value and the potential for a bright future - even those who have made mistakes along the way. The Tidewater Youth Services Foundation (TYSF) is committed to helping at-risk and court involved youth get on the plan to a brighter future. As a board member of TYSF, I can proudly attest to the amazing change this organization is making in our community.
How can you help? Out biggest fundraising event, the Santa Claus Shuffle, will be held this year on Sunday, December 11, 2016. For the past 5 years, I have participated in the shuffle. It's a wonderful family event for runners and non-runners and a great way to get in the holiday spirit while supporting a very worthy cause at the same time. I am even more excited this year to be part of the team behind organizing the race and hopefully adding to its success. I hope you all will join me in making this a GREAT event this year. The money raised at the Santa Claus Shuffle will allow TYSF to continue its wonderful programming, including literacy programs, math tutoring, art classes, outdoor activities, anger replacement training, and other efforts to improve the lives of the youth we serve and their families. You can register here: http://santaclausshuffle.org/.
If you aren't able to join us on race day, you may also donate here. Any amount, no matter how large or small, will go a long way to help these youth reach their full potential. Do you have a spare change jar? You would be amazed at the impact that even the smallest of donations can have on our at-risk youth and their families. I sincerely appreciate any contribution you make to this very worthy cause and hope that you can join us on race day on Sunday, December 11!