Giving Report August 2018
Your Donations at Work August 2018
During the second quarter of 2018, $12,572 was given to assist at-risk teens and young adults who have aged out of foster care (between 18-22 years old) in Central Florida. 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:
It wasn’t surprising that Hannah, who was raised in a home where drugs and neglect were the norm, struggled with substance abuse herself. To make matters worse, she chose the wrong friends, made many mistakes and ended up in a juvenile detention center. She was placed at Destiny House, a residential home for teen girls in Volusia County. There, she realized she had been given a second chance and focused on her education. That decision turned her life around. She maintains a 4.0 GPA and is on track to graduate next year. With counseling and guidance, she is working on forgiving her parents and hopes someday to have a better relationship with them. Her post-graduation plans include attending Daytona State College and continuing to work part-time at a local grocery store. We have no doubt that Hannah’s future will be bright!
Update and News
Here’s specifically how funds were used April through June 2018:
- $ 10,114.00: academic achievement
- $ 1,426.00: life skills training
- $ 475.00: employment skills/performance
- $ 557.00: special needs
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.
Being homeless is only one of the many struggles foster and unaccompanied youth face every day.
- Nationally, 50% of the homeless population spent time in foster care
- 65% of youth leaving foster care need immediate housing upon discharge
- 75% of homeless or runaway youth have dropped out or will drop out of school
Recently the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness identified 300 teenage children and young adults, between the ages of 13 and 24, as homeless in metropolitan Orlando. Many of them said they were couch-surfing or living in vacant homes, motels, cars or on the street. And the number is most likely higher because of the stigma of homelessness.
You Can Help
Your support of Wings of Hope and other organizations working to help these many at-risk youth does make a difference. Thank you for your donations, for spreading the word and for keeping them in your prayers.
On behalf of the many at-risk youth you help by supporting Wings of Hope, we thank you. Individually we do make a difference. Together we change lives.