Hope For Youth Happenings
There was a lot in the month of May to be grateful for and we’d like to share some of the highlights with you. Enjoy!
Hope For Youth’s first Young Professionals Committee meeting took place on May 16th. We welcomed the new members, each having passion and commitment to our mission. These young professionals will act as ambassadors of Hope For Youth’s mission, volunteer in support of our programming and services and create fundraising activities to inspire their personal and professional networks, to raise meaningful dollars. If you would like to learn more about the Committee, please call 631-782-6574. You can also complete an online application which can be found here.
The Bellmore group home celebrated warm weather recently and the accomplishments of it’s residents with a BBQ. This was the last meal had at the Bellmore home with youth and staff before the residents moved on. Featured is grill master, Program Manager, Jonathan Marrero. A feast was surely had, accompanied by laughter, games and good company.
The annual Run for Hope 5K took place on May 19th and the rain did not deter our runners or volunteers from having a great time! Funds were raised to support our mission, benefiting Hope For Youth’s Runaway Homeless Shelter. We are extremely grateful for all whom participated and played a role in the event’s success. The Shelter provides a safe, supportive and secure environment for all Suffolk County youth between the ages of 12 and 20 who find themselves in crisis and need a haven. Assessment of safety, medical, and treatment needs of the youth are conducted, with support services available to all residents 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year for the duration of their stay. This vital service is the only one of its kind in Suffolk County.
A big shout out to the schools who recently held drives and collected summer items and duffel bags for our youth. We are thankful for all who participated at Garden City’s Waldorf School and the Leadership Class of Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. The Leadership Class’ pool towels, sand toys, flip-flops and sunscreen are greatly appreciated! The 50+ duffel bags collected by the Waldorf School will certainly be put to good use! There are so many ways that one can volunteer. If you would like to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities Hope for Youth has available, please call 631-782-6574. We look forward to hearing from you!