Blog - Silicon Valley

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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We are Inclusive, Diverse and Welcoming. The Village, a Safe Place for ALL!

March 31 2021

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley Transgender Day of Visibility (#TDOV) is a day we celebrate transgender and gender nonconforming people among us, raise awareness about the struggles they face, and recognize their resilience and accomplishments.  We empower you, celebrate you and Stand Up for you, not only this day, but every day. Thank you Kaine for sharing your story with us and being a part of the StandUp for Kids family in Silicon Valley. Kaine and Mario still both remember the first day they met back in November 2016. It was “Guy’s Day” at The Village, and Kaine ventured into the doors of the outreach center. Mario greeted him, but let him know today there was ...

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Looking back at 2020 - A Different Kind of Year

March 18 2021

StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley  Over the past 6 years, StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley has faced many challenges in order to support local homeless youth such as: being evicted right after Thanksgiving in 2019, finding a new location for the Outreach Center, The Village in San Jose, recruiting new volunteers, and constantly raising funds as a nonprofit organization to pay for rent and the services we provide. But never was there a year like 2020, a truly historic year in so many different ways. With more vaccine doses on the way and 2020 behind us, we want to review the importance, successes, growth, and challenges StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley faced last year. First of ...

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