The Boaz Organization for Youth
Team Member: Patricia Hidalgo
Lydia Boaz wrote -
Allow us to introduce some of the strongest children in the world...
Our clients are children and teenagers who have survived an arduous journey alone to arrive in New York City. They've left their homes and everything they've ever known to get here, running from gang violence, death threats, abuse, neglect, abandonment, and poverty. The majority of them are from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
What they want to do is learn in school and have a stable life. The Boaz Organization for Youth is a new organization founded in January 2016 that will join the network of professionals working in New York City to help these children get what they need and deserve: the right to education and the right to develop regardless of immigration status, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or ability.
Why am I asking you to help?
Because WE CAN DO THIS and it's FUN! How great will you feel when you realize how much power you have to help people who need it?! How great will you feel when we can say we raised $10,000, and you were part of that team?! The answer is: very, very great.
What are we raising money for?
1) We need $7,000 to run our pilot English class this July for 24 kids. If we can get the money to run this program, we'll have something to show funders to demonstrate why The Boaz is great and should be supported on a larger scale. We've got a film maker who has offered to document parts of the pilot English class and compose a video that will show why these services are necessary.
2) We need $3,000 to hire a professional fundraiser and throw a swanky bash that will hopefully generate five times what it cost us to put on.
---> Both of these projects are investments in our future. We need this initial seed money to get off the ground.
Now go click that orange "DONATE" button at the top right corner of this page and donate a few bucks! Absolutely any amount is welcome, even $10 !!
Donate $100 or more and get a free tee-shirt or tank mailed to you! (Scroll through the profile pictures above to see samples.)
** All donations are tax-deductible. **
** The Boaz Organization for Youth is a 501(c)(3). **
Thank you for reading and thank you for your support! <3