Blog - Silicon Valley

Kerry: A Volunteer Making a Difference

April 6 2023

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley  StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley is getting ready for their annual 48 Hours event at the end of April. As part of this campaign we interviewed Kerry about volunteering at StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley, her views, stereotypes, hopes, and wishes on homeless youth. Kerry is one of our newest, but truly dedicated and caring faces at StandUp She is not just diving head first into action, raising her hand right away when help is needed, but she is even in the same age bracket of StandUp for Kids’s vulnerable homeless youth population (age 12-24 years old). Since August last year she has been a consistent volunteer, determined to make a ...

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We Are All Doing This Together!

October 12 2022

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley  What drives people to be devoted, committed and consistent to show up and have a positive impact on homeless youth? Meet Catherine Pham, or Cat for short, a full time working mom of a toddler and our amazing Outreach Coordinator. Cat has been with StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley for over 5 years and volunteers with a lot of patience and kindness. Today she talks about the impact of volunteering and the importance of being consistent. Cat lives by the belief that: “Leave things better than you find them. And the best thing we can do is show kindness! That means that we constantly remind ourselves that people come from different paths and that ...

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StandUp for Kids Commits to "48 Hours on the Streets" Campaign to Help Homeless Youth

April 14 2022

Volunteers across the U.S. to meet homeless youth where they are, while raising awareness of the dangers typically faced in the first two days without shelter Atlanta, GA--(PRNewswire)--StandUp for Kids, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness, announced that its "48 Hours on the Streets" public service campaign - an annual event since its founding 31 years ago - will take place from April 22-24. StandUp for Kids hopes this call to action will elevate awareness of youth homelessness and the dangers typically faced in the first two days without shelter, which often include being approached by drug dealers and being lured into ...

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Fundraising in the 2nd year of the pandemic: Challenges, Surprises and Hopes

March 21 2022

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley  As the second year of the pandemic is ended, we want to look back at 2021, and reflect on the challenges, surprises and hopes of fundraising for those in need. Did you know that StandUp For Kids - Silicon Valley (#SUFKSV) is getting 100% of our funding from people like you? Yes, our nonprofit organization relies on donations from Businesses, like local restaurants donating food Schools, doing drives of needed goods, hygiene kits and small gift cards Individuals, who get items from our wishlist (like underwear) or simply donate gently used clothes and money that is used to pay rent and utilities  Even through the many challenges that we faced, ...

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The Power of Hugs! The Power of Jeannette!

April 23 2021

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley  Dr. King once stated, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” This question is what drives StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley’s  volunteer, Jeannette Weederman, to give back every day. Growing up in East Germany, before the wall came down, Jeannette learned the importance of community and helping others from a young age. She  began working with underprivileged kids while still in Germany and continued her work when she moved to the United States by volunteering at schools. About 5 years ago Jeannette was looking to do more and she came across StandUp for Kids, “it ...

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The Importance and Challenges of Donation Drives For Homeless Youth During The Pandemic

April 1 2021

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley Although so many things were different last year, one thing was not... Homeless Youth Need Support!  StandUp For Kids - Silicon Valley (#SUFKSV) is completely self-funded and therefore relies on the generosity of our community. Due to the pandemic, our monetary donations were down as we weren't able to have our regular fundraisers or our popular Charity Dinner. But that didn’t discourage us! We restlessly tried to bring in money to continue our fight to #endyouthhomelessness and keep our doors of our Outreach Center “The Village” open to one of the most vulnerable and often overlooked groups: Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. For many ...

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