As 2009 comes to a close, the phrase “auld lang syne” – roughly translated to “days gone by” – repeats throughout the night as the New Year begins. To the more than 10,000 individuals that LifeWorks helps each year, 2010 brings hope of a better life: safe and stable shelter; ability to read; chance to be a better parent; or learning the skills needed to make their way through the adult world after a childhood spent in the foster-care system.
As you evaluate where to invest your end-of-year charitable giving, LifeWorks would greatly appreciate your consideration. Here is a list of ways we put your valuable resources to work:
$25 A meal for 10 homeless youth
$50 Educational supplies for at risk middle school youth
$75 Counseling for a domestic abuse survivor or a youth who has witnessed abuse
$125 A parenting education class for teenage mothers and fathers
$250 A week of GED and Literacy classes for teens and adults
$500 A month of supportive housing for a youth who has “aged out” of foster care
$1000 Three months of counseling for a survivor of child abuse; two weeks of shelter for a runaway/homeless youth
We could not provide these essential services and comprehensive support without the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations that partner with us to help those less fortunate. To each of you – Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne!
Make a donation today. All donations are tax deductible.