Giving Report November 2017
Your Donations at Work November 2017
During the third quarter of 2017, $9,298.00 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:
Mary was raised in a house where she not only was neglected but also was surrounded by drugs and drug users. As a result, she made bad decisions and major mistakes and ended up in a juvenile detention center. When she was released, Mary was placed in foster care, where she realized she had been given a chance to turn her life around. Mary focused on her education, worked hard and finished her junior year with a 3.8 GPA, qualifying her for WingsNet incentives. In addition to her schooling, Mary works part time, maintains a savings account and plans to attend Daytona State College after high school graduation. We are proud of Mary and wish her much success!
Update and News
Here’s specifically how the funds were used from July through September 2017:
- $ 6,205.00: academic achievement
- $ 1,520.00: life skills training
- $ 115.00: therapy, medical assistance
- $ 500.00: employment skills/performance
- $ 774.00: special needs
- $ 184.00: 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.
By focusing on education and employment, our WingsNet program gives at-risk youth the tools they need to become secure and successful. These efforts have yielded remarkable returns:
- 25% of WingsNet participants (compared to 3% of youths leaving foster care statewide) are enrolled in vocational or college studies
- 70% of WingsNet participants (compared to 40% of youths leaving foster care nationally) maintain employment for at least 6 months
- The number of WingsNet participants who open and maintain a savings account has increased 25%
- The number of WingsNet participants who drop out of school or delay entering school because of financial restraints due to emergency situations has dropped 25%
On behalf of the many at-risk youth you help by supporting Wings of Hope, we thank you and wish you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.