We have recently purchased a property at 300 E. 10th Street, Washington NC that will provide residential group housing to teens, and their siblings. As you can imagine, there's still a lot to do! Renovations, furnishings, insurance costs, utilities, training/hiring staff, and so forth. Your contributions are tax deductible and will help ensure a successful opening in the Spring of 2021!
Personal note from CEO: Dear friends, I hope you are doing well and had a lovely Thanksgiving. I’d like to share with you a very real, emotional encounter. Last week, I was driving through our town, & noticed a teen walking with a book bag and a duffle - a duffle that I recognized as one given to foster kids. This teen looked exhausted, beat down, broken, & discouraged. As I approached the next light, I continued to watch him as he shuffled his bags, trying to give his arms and shoulders a break whenever he could
For those that know me, you KNOW I had to pull over & ask if he needed a ride. I can't even begin to explain to you the relief in his eyes as he got in. He said he was shocked someone actually stopped or was offering to help him. He then shared he started walking several miles back in hopes of making it to Greenville to locate and stay with a sibling until he could figure out his next steps in life.
During our drive, I learned he was recently "kicked out of a foster home as soon as the big 18th birthday rolled around" and "has no idea what to do now." I learned he had been in foster care since he was 3, never adopted, separated from siblings, and has bounced from Charlotte to Greenville to Raleigh and many places in between.
I was able to drop my passenger off at a safe location and I hope to stay in close contact with him until our doors officially open in 2021! Unfortunately in NC, there are thousands of teens just like him
I share this encounter with you in hopes you see it as another confirmation that your support & ongoing encouragement in our mission is truly needed! Tomorrow is known as #GivingTuesday , a global campaign on social media outlets raising awareness about various non-profits. Many corporate donors also match donations given to non-profits on #GivingTuesday. So, tomorrow, I ask that you share the awareness! Like our page, share our posts, invite all of your friends to our Facebook page, encourage someone you know to foster or adopt, skip a coffee & make a tax deductible donation of $5. Whatever you decide, the impact will be profound. ♥️- Alexis Kelly, CEO & Founder