NewsFeed @ Youth In Need | August 13, 2018
Give the Gift of Learning
As the children in your life head back to school, the children and teens at Youth In Need are doing the same. Please help them begin the school year right with all of the supplies and tools they need for success.
To make these wishes come true, hold a supply drive at your business, church or community group, or donate items as an individual. Don’t have time to shop? Make a cash gift to the Adopt-A-Class drive, clicking the “Adopt-A-Class” box, and we’ll shop for you!
To learn more, contact Autumn Shepherd, Community Engagement Coordinator, by e-mail at 636-757-9334.
Pat’s Chat: Greatness
“Your greatness is not what you have, but what you give.” —Alice Hocker
I had the pleasure recently of sharing a meal with the young people at the Transitional Living Program group home. They were a lively and animated group, chatting about everything from their favorite music and food to their hopes and dreams for the future. Typical teens in so many ways—goofy and funny, wise and insightful—yet carrying loads most of us could hardly imagine. Knowing some of their histories and steep challenges, I was struck by their energy and optimism for a positive future. I was also so inspired by the staff members at the table, who were supportive, nurturing and encouraging.
We know that the power of caring adults can change the lives of children and youth. Having strong relationships that provide support and guidance is essential for well-being and success. I’m grateful to our wonderful staff for being those caring adults in the lives of so many kids who come to Youth In Need. I’m also grateful to the many other caring adults who support Youth In Need in so many ways, including through generous financial support, so we can be there—with the right services at the right time—for kids and families who need us. Our mission depends on all of us, and together we are helping make positive futures a reality.
“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” —Buddha
Christmas in July Ride Supports Lincoln County Head Start Program
Chariots of Fire Customs, Iron Cross Liquor and Tattooed Lady Bar & Grill, with support from the local AMVETS chapter and Elsberry VFW post, held its sixth annual Christmas in July motorcycle ride on July 22. More than 100 motorcycle enthusiasts rode from Moscow Mills to Elsberry, where they finished with lunch and a silent auction. The ride raised more than $4,300, and all proceeds will support families in Youth In Need’s Lincoln County Head Start and Early Head Start program during the Christmas season.
Youth In Need Wins Advertising Package Thanks to Former Client
First Bank partnered with 101 ESPN radio (WXOS), 92.3 (WIL) and 106.5 The Arch (WARH) to recognize local businesses in the St. Louis area that work hard to make the community a better place to live and work. Through First Bank’s Tribute to Local Businesses, Marine Solutions was chosen as the business of the week, where they received $100 to be donated to their favorite charity—Youth In Need! Then Marine Solutions also received the grand prize, which was a $5,000 on-air, online advertising package with the radio stations and another package awarded to their charity of choice—again Youth In Need! All of this is because of a former client at the Emergency Shelter who now works at Marine Solutions and suggested Youth In Need as their charity.