Giving Report November 2014
Your Donations at Work November 2014
During the third quarter of 2014, $24,248 was given to assist at-risk children and young adults who have “aged out” of the foster care system in Volusia, Seminole, Orange 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:
Anfernee entered foster care at age of 16 because his grandmother was no longer able to care for him and his seven brothers and sisters. When he turned 18, he was told he needed to leave the foster home he was living in. Although Anfernee was still in high school, he found himself with no home, no job and no way to provide for himself. With the help of two high school teachers, he found The Village, Impower’s transitional living program. Because of the assistance and counseling received from the Impower staff and his participation in the Wings of Hope WingsNet program, Anfernee is now a sophomore at Seminole State College where he is on the Dean’s List. WingsNet assisted him with books and other school needs and also matched his savings account. Anfernee says, “I am very grateful because I just got my driver’s license and am saving for a car. Transportation can be really hard – it can mean the difference in going to school or getting a job or not. But, with help from Wings, getting a car is now much more possible.”
We are proud to be able help Anfernee and know he’ll continue to reach his goals.
Update and News
Here’s specifically how the funds were used from July 2014 through September 2014:
- $ 7,600; 16 Families-In Crisis and 51 individuals participated in prevention/counseling programs to avoid removing youth from homes where possible
- $ 18,190; 60 families in crisis and 223 individuals participated in prevention/counseling programs to avoid removing youth from homes where possible
- $ 2,220; Academic Achievement WingsNet Awards
- $ 2,040; GED/High School Diplomas, Home Health Aid Certificate, B. A Degree WingsNet Awards
- $ 324; Test for Adult Basic Education fees and tutoring WingsNetAwards
- $ 196; Work successes WingsNet Awards
- $ 1,166; Runaway Prevention Program
- $ 112; Emergency Assistance; transportation; clothing
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.
Thanks to everyone who attended our “High Hopes” Gala on September 27, 2014. We’re excited to let you know that we NETTED nearly $147,000! We are especially thankful for our generous sponsors. See the list of all sponsors and auction donors at
We’re in the process of renovating three bathrooms at one of the residential homes operated by Friends of Children and Families. This home was severely damaged by a fire last year. Wings of Hope is happy to help make this a safe and comfortable home for the at-risk youth who live there.
Charity of the Month
Wings of Hope is honored to be chosen as the November Charity of the Month by Masco Contractor Services in Daytona Beach. Employees will participate in silent auctions, a chili-cookoff and various fun activities during the month to raise funds to help the at-risk youth in Volusia County. To top it off, Masco Contractor Services matches all funds raised!