We have just received exciting news that an anonymous family foundation has awarded a $25,000 gift for the Safe Rides Campaign, bringing our total to $65,992. Exceeding our $50,000 goal gives us a great start on gas money!
Thank you to everyone who has supported Safe Rides! Many of our 24 gifts were group efforts, meaning an estimated 150 donors pitched in to help BUILD purchase two passenger vans to keep our youth safe.
Thanks to all of our generous donors, we have a good start on the additional $25,000 it takes for insurance, fuel, and other operating costs. We'll keep the campaign page open till December 31 to give new donors a chance to get involved.
Safety means more than seatbelts for BUILD youth, who must cross gang line simply to participate in the positive support system every youth deserves. A safe, reliable ride is a lifesaver in more ways than one.
About BUILD. Since 1969, BUILD has helped thousands of at-risk youth escape gangs and violence to become positive leaders in their communities. BUILD currently reaches over 6500 youth a year in Austin, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Belmont-Cragin, and Fuller Park. Visit www.buildchicago.org or check out our video to learn more.