In King County, there are an estimated 1100 unaccompanied (abandoned) homeless youth every night. The root cause of their homelessness is often complex and overlapping, but of those numbers 33% report neglect or abuse at home, 33% report being kicked out because of their gender identity or sexuality, 33% exited foster care without a stable place to go, and about 50% are navigating mental health issues without an adequate safety net.
YouthCare is a charity that provides a spectrum of services, working to end youth homelessness in King County. They rely on monetary an in-kind donations to help operate shelters and other programs, as well as support youth that are still on the streets.
For my random birthday giving event this year, I'm asking for your help in raising $450, which helps fund the purchase of cold weather clothing, hygeine kits and other critical items needed.
That's just $10 for every year that I've managed not to get hit by a bus! Won't you please consider giving to this great local charity?