5 BIG Reasons to GiveBIG to Teen Feed!
GIVEBIG DAY IS HERE! The gift you make in support of Teen Feed on May 6th, from midnight to midnight, will be MATCHED by Seattle Foundation’s generous donor pool, maximizing support for youth in need! CLICK HERE
Here are *5 BIG REASONS* to make a GiveBIG gift to Teen Feed and meet the immediate needs of homeless youth in our community:
5. TEEN FEED MEETS YOUTH WHERE THEY ARE AT
Teen Feed is the ONLY meal program designed to meet the unique needs of homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-25 in the University District, Auburn and Rainier Beach areas.
“I am so glad you are here. I have people who can support me here.” – a youth’s voice
4. YOUTH RELY ON TEEN FEED
In 2015, Teen Feed served 26,000 meals to 950 individual young people. In the last six months, we have already served. Youth trust and rely on Teen Feed’s meal and support services.
“If I didn’t have Teen Feed to come to, I don’t know where I’d be. I don’t know how I’d eat or get help.” – a youth’s voice
3. TEEN FEED PUTS YOUTH FIRST
Teen Feed is a low barrier program – we do not require an ID for entry. We welcome youth into our safe space and meet their immediate needs first – providing a warm meal and basic needs items like clothing, socks, toiletries, sleeping bags and more. Over the meal, we build connections to supportive resources.
“Teen Feed helps me take care of myself.” – a youth’s voice
2. WE OFFER A CARING COMMUNITY FOR YOUTH
Teen Feed works with 800+ volunteers to provide warm homemade meals on real plates with silverware (no plastic here!) and build positive relationships, rebuilding the trust that is lost through the experience of homelessness. Through volunteer service, stereotypes are challenged, understanding grows, and youth achieve stability.
” I feel like I have friends here and that means a lot when you have to deal with everything out there.” – a youth’s voice
1. YOUR GIFT WILL BE USED WISELY
$0.90 of every dollar donated goes directly to programs for youth in need. Teen Feed receives no city, state, or federal funding for its meal programs. Our donors are truly our partners in providing a safety net for youth in need!
…and as a BONUS, Your GiveBIG gift will be MATCHED providing more meals, support and connections for youth in need!
If you have any questions about GiveBIG or need assistance, Janine Kennedy, Teen Feed’s Director of Development and Communications is available to help at 206.409 1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU for considering a GiveBIG gift to Teen Feed in support of homeless, at-risk, and food insecure youth and young adutls working hard for their futures! www.teenfeed.org