Blog - Kitsap County

Kitsap's Gift Ideas for Homeless Youth

November 27 2017

Here's what our youth in Kitsap County, Washington most need this winter:  Clothing items Sweatshirts (adult small, medium, large) Hooded sweatshirts (adult small, medium, large) Sweatpants with pockets (adult small, medium, large) Knit caps (adult) Gloves (adult small, medium, large) Fleece Ear Warmers / Headbands Turtlenecks (navy blue or black, adult small, medium, large) Rain ponchos Tube socks (black & blue) Knit scarves (women & men) Toiletry Items Chapstick Shampoo & conditioner (travel size) Hair brush (collapsible)  Combs Facial moisturizer  Sunscreen Deodorant (clear roll-on, alcohol free) Generic toiletry kits (shaveless, basic ...

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A Big Thank You To Our Fundraiser Sponsors!

November 14 2017

On October 28th, 2017, Tessio opened up their restaurant for a fundraiser for StandUp For Kids - Kitsap County! A very special thank you to our event sponsors: Sol Casimiro Cindy Kleinfelter Margaret Rodriguez (Executive Director of StandUp For Kids - Kitsap County) A big thank you to Thrivent Financial Action Team, who donated seed funding for the gift cards. Also, thank you to Tessio, who donated 20% of their meal sales during the lunch crowd. Lastly, thank you to all who donated for the silent auction, as well as those who donated food to fill our shelves! Total Funds Raised $900.00 Card kits for saleCompleted card kits

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National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

November 8 2017

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. This year we've set up a GoFundMe to raise funds to buy the supplies that we need to help the kids that we work with.  Please check out our GoFundMe campaign here: Check our our homepage at for more ways to help.

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Wall of Hope

November 6 2017

Between now and December 31st, come check out our Wall of Hope inside Unique Local Bazaar at Kitsap Mall! Our first donation! Thank you! This will purchase 75 cups of noodles.

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Dezerae's Journey

October 31 2017

Take a journey with Dezerae, who at thirteen years old was living on the streets. She was just trying to survive on her own. Hungry, scared, and always fearing for her life, until she met the volunteers at StandUp For Kids.

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Four Award Winners Announced at our 2017 National Conference

October 16 2017

Volunteers, staff, youth representatives, and board members from all across the U.S. gathered in Tucson for our national conference October 6-8, 2017. The conference theme was "Raising A.R.I.Z.O.N.A." for Awareness, Respect, Inspiration, Zero Stigma, Ongoing Support, National Concern, and Attention to the Plight of our Youth. The Tucson program hosted the conference. With input from the Executive Director Advisory Council, the conference featured some tremendous sessions, not only to share best practices and do hands-on outreach, but also to focus on raising leadership capacities and technical skills to meet the complex mental health needs of our youth.  An annual tradition at our ...

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