A bitter-cold snowstorm is expected to hit our region next week. People experiencing homelessness in our community suffer the harshest consequences as temperatures drop, critical services shut down, and resources become scarce.

Our services can be the difference between a young person sleeping inside in the heat or outside in the freezing cold. While we’ll continue to do everything we can to keep the doors open for youth—no matter what’s happening outside—we simply can’t keep young people safe, warm, and fed on our own.

Can you help us protect young people experiencing homelessness and ensure each youth is safe, warm, and healthy during the upcoming snowstorm?

Last year’s Snowmaggedon proved our community stands behind us in supporting young people experiencing homelessness. This year, we’re preparing in advance—but we need your help to fully stock our programs with enough food.

We’re so amazed by your support to help us reach our goal of $10,000 to feed hundreds of young people in our care through the week! Funds raised beyond that will go toward a reserve to support additional or unexpected expenses during a severe weather event. 

Almost 200 young people are currently staying in our housing programs and shelters, and hundreds more are accessing day services in our engagement centers for meals, shelter, activities, and healthcare. Those numbers will only increase as youth outside seek warmth and safety within our buildings.

Your donation will allow each program to stock up on essential food and pantry items to last until the snowstorm recedes. This will include things like:

  • Pasta
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Legumes
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Granola and energy bars
  • Jerky
  • Snacks

We can’t thank you enough for helping us care for our community’s homeless youth during this critical time!