Our organization would use a large portion of the $1MM grant to provide over 30,000 kids entering the foster care system with a Sweet Case ( Duffel bags & care packages ) so they don’t have to travel from home to home in a trash bag. Close to 50% of foster youth will go homeless within 18 months after turning 18, a large part of this is because the lack of transportation and resources. We would use another portion of the funds to purchase thousands of bicycles for foster youth preparing to transition out of care. A foster youth with a car is a rare situation, so these bikes play a vital role in their transition to society. The remaining funds would go to our I’m Aging Out program & our recreational programs.
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