Blog - Olympia

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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In 3 Years, Irene Has Helped 1200 Youth

November 22 2017

Volunteer Spotlight If given the opportunity to help youth experiencing homelessness, how far would you be willing to go? How many hours would you be willing to put in to make sure homeless youth are safe? Meet Irene. She has volunteered with our program in Olympia for three years. Irene travels two hours, three days a week to conduct street outreach with our youth to make sure they feel safe and have their basic needs met. Danny Burkett, Olympia’s Executive Director says, “Irene has been a great asset to the team. When I first became the Executive Director, she was quick to help by taking on many hats. It was a stressful transition for us all,  but she has such a big heart ...

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A Celebration of You: Martin Luther King Jr Day 2017

February 27 2017

AmeriCorp and StandUp For Kids - Olympia brought a safe place for homeless youth and young adults on Marting Luther King Jr. Day.Twenty- six youth and young adults were served, we distributed 4 camp packs, 6 tents, 7 tarps, 6 ropes, 10 flashlights, 7 sleeping bags, 10 toiletry bags and over 150 novels & books totaling over $2,000 in In-Kind Donations! Special thanks to Orca books, Half Price Books of Seattle, Friends of the Timberland Library, San Francisco Street Bakery, Bagel Brothers, Olympia Eagle Club and Alpine Experience for your support and donations.

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