Blog - Oceanside

Look What We Did Together in 2017

January 25 2018

A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair   Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids. Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them. In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...

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One-on-One with Maggie McWhorter

March 8 2017

via Lisa Deaderick at the The San Diego Union-Tribune Maggie McWhorter, Executive Director of the Oceanside outreach and drop-in center of StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit to help homeless youths. (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune) When Maggie McWhorter started volunteering with StandUp For Kids 10 years ago, she didn’t realize that youth homelessness was an issue. “When I went to orientation and learned that there were homeless kids out there, which for me was just shocking, I felt compelled to learn more and do more,” she says. She started out at just a few hours each week, but as she noticed more ways she could help out, she took on more ...

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Meet Carol Brady

March 6 2017

We wanted to take a moment to highlight a very special donor.     Carol has been a long time supporter of the Oceanside chapter of StandUp For Kids.  She is an advocate and avid donor.  She shines a constant spotlight on our program and the plight of our kids, she is a shoulder to lean on for the volunteers and always brings her support with a huge hug and a smile. She IS an angel.    We asked Carol how she became involved with StandUp For Kids, here’s Carol’s story:   ~~~~~~~~~ I orginally got involved in Stand Up prior to 2007 because a friend asked me to donate hygiene products for the girls.  Then in 2007, I got back to supporting ...

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For The Sender

February 27 2017

For The Sender is a book and album written by songwriter Alex Woodard and Grammy-Award winning, platinum-selling artists about real-life letters.StandUp For Kids will receive 50% of net proceeds of book sales. Get your book today at!

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