Sunday, September 27, 2009

children of the night

I finally got around to cashing in recyclables for August! PEOPLE. We raised $30.75 for Children of the Night!

I first heard about this organization through my friend, Win who has a friend named Maddie that works (worked?) for this organization. Basically it's a shelter in Los Angeles for children ages 11 to 17 that are victims of child prostitution, rape, abuse, drugs, and are trying to escape the streets. They have a 24-hour hotline and a program that provides a Primary Caseworker to each individual who coordinates medical care, psychological care, academic assessments and other social services as needed. Residents follow a highly structured program that includes attending an on-site school where they study a curriculum individually tailored to their specific needs so they can reach age- appropriate grade levels in all subjects before leaving. They formulate “life plans” and attend independent living classes, as well as participate in sports, recreational activities and health education.

Thanks to:

Jennifer J. K.
Gus S.
Tinz L.
Auntie Joy
Eric L.
Sam Y.
Wade C.
Crystal I.

...for your generous contributions. 30 bucks might not seem like a lot, but every little bit makes a difference. If you're interested in donating or getting involved with the organization, visit their website! Next month is IJM! Send your cans and bottles my way!

P.S. I've decided to donate 100% of proceeds to each non-prof. Taking a cut from such a small amount is silly.

1 comment:

  1. i just want to say for the record, it's cool what you are doing. If I was more local, i would send you my cans as well.