BIG THANK YOU to the BJ's Charitable Foundation for their grant award of $4,400 for the Backpack Program, which provides healthy supplemental food items to school children when they are not in school. StandUp For Kids - Worcester sincerely appreciates the repeated support from the BJ's Foundation.
BIG THANK YOU to the Youth Sunday School class at the Salem Covenant Church for their donation of $200. The youth have raised money for StandUp For Kids Worcester by offering gifts during their Sunday School class for the last year and a half. Thank you to Pastor Austin Eisele for teaching the youth compassion for the less fortunate youth in our city and how to do something about it!
See what their donation can do.
$200 can buy:
57 food bags to pass out to hungry youths during street outreach…
OR... 55 bus passes for youths to get to appointments, school...
OR... 40 packs of hygiene items…
OR... 20 backpacks of food for the youth in the Backpack Program...
OR... 16 local birth certificates - needed to get first state ID, food stamps, other state benefits and register for school...
OR... 10 sets of interview or court clothes – to help youths have the best outcome...
OR... 8 State ID's - needed to get into programs, housing, GED testing...
OR... 5 out-of-state Birth Certificates...
OR... 3 GED testing fees...
Thank you to Spencer Savings Bank for donating $1000 for the Outreach Drop-In Center.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Staff Rocks! The NICU staff from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester bought gifts from SUFK youths' wish list. A few of the youths remarked that they had never received Christmas gifts and others shared it has been several years; some said the gifts made it the best Christmas they ever. They were excited about receiving new jeans, coats, warm clothes, art and hobby items. One youth asked for a pillow and sheets and also received a homemade blanket, which touched his heart the most. The gifts put big smiles on all the kids' and young adults' faces.
StandUp For Kids - Worcester held a holiday meal at Straight Ahead Ministries. StandUp For Kids counselors provided a holiday meal for Straight Ahead youth and counselors, and StandUp For Kids youth. Everyone enjoyed the meals and company of the two programs.
JP Productions presented a benefit for StandUp For Kids at Greendale’s Pub at 404 W. Boylston Street, Worcester, MA.
The bands were as follows:
Strange Creatures (featuring Chris Terp), Jim Perry & Alison Schelin (with special guests)
Brumby (featuring Lisa & Brett Brumby of She's Busy), Doctor Robert.
BIG THANK YOU to Jim Perry of JP Productions for hosting SUFK’s most profitable fundraiser.
THANK YOU to the bands that performed.
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Next Volunteer Orientation
Offered 2nd Monday every month at 7 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church at 114 Main Street, Worcester
Please contact Donna Katsoudas for more details at Worcester@standupforkids.org.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"Dining For a Cause" between 5 and 9 p.m. at the Ninety Nine Restaurant at 11 E. Central Street, Worcester. Bring a flier and enjoy a great meal! That is all you have to do and 15% of your meal check will go to help StandUp For Kids - Worcester assist local homeless and at-risk youths and young adults improve their lives.
Print out your flyer by clicking here!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
24 Hours on the Streets event between 4 and 8 p.m. at the Flying Rhino Cafe and Watering Hole at 278 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester. Join us and hear more about the StandUp For Kids - Worcester program and what the volunteers are doing in Worcester.
Check out our Program Calendar on the Upcoming Events page for more details.