Blog - Olympia

Adopting Hope

May 13 2020

StandUp for Kids - Olympia/Thurston County Adopt a pet, Adopt a highway, Adopt a child in need, Adopt a homeless youth. They have the same needs, wants, desires, likes, dislikes, FEELINGS, pain, hurt, happiness, and LOVE, just like everyone else does. They (We) are all human. When's the last time you felt bad about doing something good for someone else? It's up to us to help each other out and not walk on each other!!! Everyone has a story. You can spend years making it up the social ladder of society and one mistake can make you lose everything. No matter if it's big or small. Who doesn't make mistakes? Who doesn't break? Who doesn't lose their mind sometimes? Share your happiness, share ...

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Thank You Kia Motors!

April 29 2020

StandUp for Kids - Olympia Recently, Kia motors announced that they were donating $1 million to organizations working in youth homelessness, and StandUp for Kids is one of their chosen organizations! Kia Motor’s dedication to our mission and investment in our staff, volunteers, and the work we do is heartening. Throughout Covid-19, our incredible StandUp For Kids – Olympia team has continued to reach out to youth, delivering snacks bags, hygiene packs, masks, and other essentials. The streets that were once filled with bustling restaurants and lively shops are now quiet, and our homeless youth are feeling the isolated effects the virus has taken on our community. The need for ...

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Our Youth Need Our Support. Will You Help?

April 7 2020

StandUp for Kids - Thurston County Over the past month, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen drastically in Olympia, grocery stores are emptying out of necessities quickly, and countless jobs and hours have been lost. For all, this has been a time of uncertainty and fear. For our homeless youth, this is a magnified normal of isolation, fear, and lack of resources. We need your help. Click here to support our youth. Many of us are lucky enough to be able to shelter in place and quarantine with the security of loved ones in a familiar and comfortable environment, but for our youth on the streets, this is not an option. They do not have easy access to gloves, masks, running ...

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Buy or Sell a Home and Support A Kid in Need!

February 11 2020

StandUp for Kids - Olympia/Thurston County  We so excited to announce this new partnership with Commission for Kids! Commission for Kids is a real estate marketing company, building a nation-wide membership community of licensed real estate agents, mortgage brokers, attorneys, title companies, appraisers, insurance agents and inspection companies through its marketing program, who make a commitment to donate a portion of their commissions and fees back to their local K-12 schools and 501c3 youth organizations. StandUp For Kids - Olympia is now one of these organizations! When you buy or sell a home through a Commission for Kids agent member in our network, upon your request, ...

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Kia Calls For Nationwide Blitz Against Youth Homelessness In Super Bowl Campaign

January 29 2020

News provided by Kia Motors America Kia Teams with Standout Rookie Running Back Josh Jacobs in 60-Second Spot Focused on Overcoming Adversity and Achieving the Impossible Dream Jacobs - who experienced homelessness growing up - gives his "younger self" valuable encouragement and advice For every yard gained during the big game, Kia's "Yards Against Homelessness" initiative will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you tell a younger you trying to make your way through the world? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom, it is an inspiring ...

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Kia Chooses StandUp for Kids for Big Game Campaign

January 27 2020

Kia Motors America has announced that their Big Game commercial this Sunday will address youth homelessness. What's more, the company has decided to give a major donation to StandUp for Kids and two other organizations caring for homeless youth in America! According to Kia, "This year, with more than 4.2 million young people experiencing homelessness in the U.S., the car company known to 'Give It Everything' will use its big game advertising platform to give back in a meaningful way. For every yard gained during the game, Kia will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness and transforming the lives of young people in ...

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