Giving Report August 2017
Your Donations at Work August 2017
During the second quarter of 2017, $12,529.00 was given to assist at-risk teens and young adults who have aged out of foster care (between 18-21 years old) in Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Brevard and Osceola Counties. Details are listed below, but first we want to let you know how your donations positively impact the youth in our community and particularly the following young person:
Daniel and his 3 siblings suffered severe parental neglect and abuse. When Daniel was 15, a court terminated parental rights, which placed Daniel and his siblings into foster care. As a result of his struggle with anger issues, Daniel was placed on probation with the Department of Juvenile Justice. With the guidance and support of his counselors at Brian’s House, a residential home for teen boys, he began to see that it was possible to have a better life. Daniel worked hard to manage and control his anger. Making the school basketball team gave him confidence and a sense of accomplishment. This encouraged him to try to succeed at school, where he brought his GPA from a 1.2 to a 3.0. Daniel’s participation in the WingsNet program helped him focus on academic achievement and life skills training. We’re proud of Daniel and wish him much success!
Update and News
Here’s specifically how funds were used from April through June 2017:
- $9,008.00: academic achievement
- $ 1,112.00: life skills training
- $ 245.00: employment skills/performance
- $ 15.00: therapy, medical assistance
- $ 1,149.00: special needs
- $ 1,000.00: savings match
We will continue to report on how YOUR donations are being used. Thank you for your confidence that Wings of Hope will continue to be good stewards of your generosity.
Individually we do make a difference. Together we change lives.
Youth in Crisis:
One in three young people who age out of foster care will become homeless withing the first three years, and 20% become homeless instantly when they turn 18.
In addition, 66% of them don’t have a high school diploma or GED when they turn 18 and 25% will NEVER graduate or pass the GED..
How to Help:
Thank you for the many ways you continue to support these teens and young adults by:
- making donations directly to Wings of Hope
- contributing in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special
- selecting Wings of Hope through your workplace giving programs
- sharing the needs of at-risk youth with family and friends
- continued prayers