72! That's a personal record! We had a great experience cooking and serving breakfast at the drop in Center at New Avenues for Youth! It was eye opening to meet some of the young people they support and seeing all of the programs available to help them reach to a better future. We will be planning more volunteer opportunities in the future, let us know if you'd like to join!
Hello Friends, Shanan here! Eric and I are signed up to prepare and serve breakfast at New Avenues For Youth on Tuesday July 3rd from 8 am - 10 am. As part of their drop in services, New Avenues for Youth offer 3 meals per day. Below is a description from their website explaining all of the services provided at their drop in center. There are 2 additional spots available if anyone would like to join us!
"New Avenues’ Drop-In Day Services Center is a safe space where youth experiencing homelessness can receive three meals a day, six days a week, as well as access to showers, laundry, clothing, drug and alcohol recovery and mental-health supports, computers and internet, free legal counsel, monthly veterinary clinics for those with pets, and engagement activities focused on skill-building, music and art, health and wellness, recreation, and self-empowerment. Our Drop-In staff also connect youth to other wraparound supports (education, job training/placement, culturally specific services, housing, and more) that help them exit homelessness and prepare for the future."
Hey, friends and community members! You've heard us mention New Avenues for Youth and have participated in the raffle to raise funds for their organization at our annual picnic, but do you know what they do? Below is a link to their website to get an idea of their mission and the amazing things they are doing for kids that need support. We'll announce raffle prizes for this year's picnic over the summer so keep an eye out for those and please support the businesses that support our fundraising efforts. It takes a village and our village is pretty extraordinary!