Due to Covid-19, many families and children are struggling financially and emotionally. The well-being of our youth is essential to their future success.
We are raising money to benefit GoodBye Toys Charity's Learn Grow Achieve Program, giving adolescents and young adults whose families were affected by COVID-19 either emotionally or financially, 3 months of life-coaching. This includes weekly to bi-weekly personal one-on-one video conference calls with a certified Positive You life coach and social-emotional lessons. Each child will receive a t-shirt, care package, and goal-setting journal to continue their journey. We hope to be able to take monthly field trips in the fall and hold a completion assembly when we can gather in large groups safely again.
Why Life Coaching?
Due to COVID-19, many children’s physiology, safety, and security needs are not being met. Children do not know if their parents will have a job again or if there will be enough food for tomorrow. GoodBye Toys Charity is dedicated to assisting families in finding resources to ensure each child is safe and can have their basic needs met.
One of our main goals is to ensure each child has a positive school experience and is prepared with adequate social emotional skills. To help us meet this goal, we have partnered with Positive You to deliver life coaching to our students. Life coaching will further equip students with strategies to increase their overall well-being during these difficult times of uncertainty. Our life coaches will give students a sense of hope for a bright future, someone to discuss difficult topics with, and give students’ skills to help overcome the obstacles that COVID-19 has brought into their lives.
80% of students who have gone through life coaching that utilized the 5 fundamental approach method (more information below) have improved their self-confidence, 73% have improved their relationships, 72% have improved their communication skills, and most are overall happier.
We hope to positively change the direction of adolescents and young adult’s life through our Learn Grow Achieve program. Please help us in giving children a new tomorrow full of hope and confidence to overcome obstacles COVID-19 has brought and equip them for any challenge life brings.
Learn Grow Achieve Program Details & Costs
Our Learn Grow Achieve program will give each middle school to college-aged student instruction in 5 fundamental areas, which include mental and physical wellness, relationships, creative outlets, career focus, and service. Students that have suffered a loss of a loved one will highly focus on mental well-beings and relationships portions of the program. Each student will spend 30-45 minutes per week on a one-on-one video conference call with a Positive You certified life coach. The program is tailored to fit each child’s personal needs. Students will learn the 5 fundamentals of success, set goals, and discuss progress with their life coach and complete weekly journal entries to reinforce topics discussed.
While the children improve their overall mental well-being, GoodBye Toys Charity will be working with families to ensure each family member has their basic needs met (food, shelter, clothing, etc.) and assist families in finding resources to help them through this difficult time.
As funding comes in, we will begin our registration process and start connecting students with life coaches and working with families. We currently have 50 students interested in receiving our services and, as soon as funding is available, will be enrolled immediately.
Our 3-month Learn Grow Achieve Program which includes 10 one on-one individualized video conferencing calls with a certified Positive You life coach, a t-shirt, a Positive You Care Box, resources from GoodBye Toys Charity, and Goal Setting Journal is $2,500 per child. By reaching our goal of $50,000, we will be able to work with 20 young adults starting immediately!
To qualify for the program you need to be an exiting 5th grader through college age student, live in metro-Detroit, Michigan AND have lost a family member or friend due to COVID-19, have increased anxiety or depression since the COVID-19 crisis began, OR have financial difficulty in your household due to COVID-19. We typically work with families making a total household income of less than $45,000 and work closely with Title One Schools.
What Will Your Donation Give?
Each $20 donation purchases a t-shirt for 1 student
Each $40 donation purchases1 social-emotional goal setting journal
Each $50 donation purchases 1 care box for a child
Each $200 donation gets one student a one-on-one session of life coaching with a personal mentor and certified Positive You life coach and gives access to resources to assist families.
Each $2,500 donation gets one student the full 3-month program, which includes 10 life coaching sessions with a personal mentor, monthly calls to assist families, and everything listed above (t-shirt, journal, personal care box)!
About Positive You Life Coaching Services
We will be utilizing life coaches from Positive You LLC. to work with students enrolled in our Learn Grow Achieve program. Positive You LLC. is a company whose mission is to connect people with theirs. They have created multiple platforms that utilize creative methods to encourage people of all ages to make healthy and productive choices and to discover their purpose.
Their team uses an innovative approach to increase human productivity. They have combined the best of emotional intelligence and direct mentorship to offer real change in human behavior. Their coaching and advising program is the solution to redirect an individual prior to calamity, as it is much more beneficial to be proactive than reactive.
About GoodBye Toys Charity, Inc.
GoodBye Toys Charity is a Macomb County. Michigan based 501c3 dedicated to helping low-income children have a wonderful education. We work with local schools and the community to reach children in need and ensure each child has positive social emotional skills to thrive in school and in life. Our goal is to give children skills they need to have a brighter tomorrow.
In 2019, our nonprofit organized school fundraising events, partnered with businesses to successfully run free local community events, and collected and donated backpacks filled with school supplies.
To increase funding for local Michigan schools, we organize and run school events and hold online “Mom-Swaps” fundraising events on www.goodbyetoys.com
For more information visit: GoodBye Toys Charity
Every sale from GoodBye Toys website goes towards our cause! You can buy or sell gently used or new children products.
Any donation will help make an impact. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
President & Founder Goodbye Toys Charity, Inc.