Dear Family and Friends,
Tonight and every night, kids like yours and mine will have no place to call home. There are an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 homeless youth living on LA County streets and another 10,000 living in the Bay Area.
Most of these kids are seeking security and a warm bed, a hot meal and a clean change of clothes. At Covenant House California (CHC) we serve all homeless youth and at-risk youth between the ages of 18 to 24 with "immediacy, absolute respect and unconditional love." We don't just help youth get off the streets and away from at-risk situations, but we help them so that they can stay off the streets for good.
Our campuses in Los Angeles and the Bay Area offer food, shelter, clothing and counseling. Depending on need, a youth may also receive medical care, legal assistance, educational resources, job training and referrals. Our campuses are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and all services are provided free of charge.
But we serve only a small fraction of the kids who need help. That’s why I am spending two nights - November 16 and 17 - sleeping on the street in LA and Oakland with Covenant House so a homeless kid won’t have to.
Will you make a donation to support me and the homeless kids of Covenant House?
I appreciate that it is difficult to decide which cause or organization to support - especially when most causes are so deserving. However, I can tell you that your donation can do the following for kids at CHC:
$100 provides a week of meals for two kids
$275 provides medical care for one teenager or young adult
$500 trains a volunteer to serve these young people
$1,000 provides a young woman or man with job training and employment preparation
No matter the size of your donation, the value to these kids is enormous. And to them it’s more than what your money provides - it’s a symbol that you care. We all can make a real difference in the lives of these young people and, ultimately, to our communities as a whole.
Many thanks for your generosity,
Board Chair, Covernant House California
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