Community can support foster youth


October 29, 2012

To Our Community Members,

Do you like to help out people in need? Would you like to help out foster children this Christmas? This year we are asking members of our community for their help in providing gifts for our foster youth.

Transitions for Youth strives to make our foster children have the most normal childhood as possible and providing gifts at Christmas is one way we do that. We are now in the midst of our 2012 Holiday Fundraising Campaign to raise money to provide gifts and clothing to our foster youth.

In order to achieve our goal, we rely greatly on donations from individuals and business in our community. Without the support of our generous donors, these needs are hard for us to meet for our youth. If you are able to make a donation, it will go towards our goal for our 2012 Christmas campaign goal of $5000. Our goal is to raise enough money to provide at least $150 for each child’s gifts.

Transitions for Youth staff, foster parents and especially our children greatly appreciate your assistance and generosity. Be assured that your contribution will be put to good use to provide gifts and clothing to our local foster youth. We hope that you will be able to support our efforts.

There are three ways to make a donation to us:

1. By mail sending it to; Transitions for Youth, 5801 St. Rt. 141, Gallipolis, OH 45631

2. Donation via PayPal by visiting our website and clicking on the DONATE button. This is a secure way to use your debit/credit card or bank account to make a donation

3. Dropping of donations at Sunny 93 radio station on Rt. 141 in Gallipolis.

We are able to accept donations of cash, check (payable to Transition for Youth) and gift cards to local stores. All donations are tax deductible, as we are a non-profit agency; therefore, we are able to provide a receipt for tax purposes if you include your information for us to mail it to you.

We will also be having a 50/50 raffle and tickets can be purchased starting Nov. 1 until Dec. 13. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be on Dec. 14 and winner will be notified by phone. Contact Selina Mitchell at 740-709-9061 or to buy your tickets.

If you have any questions, please give us a call today at 740-446-7239 or visit our website for more information.

Thank you!

Selina Mitchell, Independent Living Specialist, Transitions for Youth