Giving Report November 2013
Your Donations at Work November 2013
During the third quarter of 2013, $17,681.00 was given to assist at-risk children and young adults who have “aged out” of the system in Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola Counties.
Details are listed below, but first we wanted to let you know how your donations positively impact the youth in our community and particularly the following young person:
Janna has been in foster care since she was 14 years old, taken from her home because her Mom not only abused her, but also prostituted her. As can be expected, Janna had behavioral issues as she went through a series of foster home and group home placements and was at a high risk of dropping out of school because of poor grades. About a year ago, with the support, encouragement and counseling provided by Children’s Home Society, Janna decided to set goals for herself so she could get her GED and go on to college. With each small step and accomplishment, she became more focused on her goals and began to gain the self-confidence she needed to reach toward her next goal. Janna’s participation in the WingsNet program motivated her to continue her education where she is currently enrolled at Daytona State College. Janna is very thankful for the assistance she received through WingsNet which provided funds for many of her educational needs — books, fees, supplies, tools, and more. WingsNet will continue to be there for Janna, to help her gain more independence and the ability to support herself in the future.
Thanks Wings supporters – together we change lives!
Update and News
Here’s specifically how the funds were used from July through September, 2013:
- $5,575: Books for college classes
- $3,750: Pharmacy, prescriptions, psychiatric counseling
- $1,950: Clothing and shoes
- $1,375: Substance abuse counseling
- $1,098: Field trips and outings
- $ 907: High school fees and expenses
- $ 830: Doctor/dentist
- $ 800: Physical fitness
- $ 780: Tutoring
- $ 281: School supplies
- $ 245: Personal care
- $ 90: Room furnishings
We will continue to report how YOUR donations are being used. Thank you for your confidence that Wings of Hope will continue to be good stewards of your generosity.
News to Share
Wings of Hope “Heart to Heart” Gala
Thanks to everyone who supported our “Heart to Heart” Gala, on September 28, 2013. Although we’re still receiving some donations and reconciling some expenses, we’re very excited to let you know that our fundraising efforts will allow us to give significantly greater funds to assist at-risk youth than ever before! We anticipate being able to GIVE over $160,000 — an increase of more than 7% from 2013!
Thanks to all our sponsors, those who contributed auction items and all who made personal donations — you are the wind beneath Wings!
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As we pause to consider all the blessings in our lives, please know that we are thankful that you choose to be a part of Wings of Hope. We wish you and your families a Blessed Christmas, Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with peace, health and joy!