Join the 392d IS Hawks in their challenge to help sponsor 150 homeless teens this holiday season!!
Christmas is a vital part of our overall success for the teens. This allows them the opportunity to choose things they like, feel empowered and learn the value and how to budget their money. We take them in small groups after the holiday to the various locations of their gift cards and allow them to shop for the afternoon. This also allows them to work as a group and encourage each other with their new found freedom of choice. Building their self-esteem and allowing them to feel part of the joy of being a teen is a step in escaping their cycle of poverty. The other aspect is to take them out of their environment and show them the world around them, the opportunities outside of their small tent life. We have seen teens fill out applications of employment while shopping and actually obtain employment... there are so many benefits to allowing a teen to grow and learn on their own.
Sponsor a Teens Christmas Gift
New outfit or shoes: $40.
Holiday Meal $10.
Hygiene Gift Card: $12.