#GivingTuesday

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For some, the holidays are filled with warmth, joy and celebration. But when you are homeless and you don’t have a family to celebrate with or a home to go to, they can be depressing.

 

That’s where you come in.

 

Bring warmth and comfort into a young person’s life this holiday season with a donation to PSKS. Your support can provide a bed, a shower and clean clothes for someone.

 

Did you know PSKS also accepts donations of items like socks, shampoo, toothpaste and t-shirts? Check out our Amazon wish list and pick a few items that participants can use to stay clean and warm this winter.

 

Special thanks to Harborstone Credit Union for kicking off the giving season with the gift baskets they dropped off on November 21st!

 

And THANK YOU ALL for helping build this community of support!

 

 
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Thank You Brooks!

 

Local running shoe company, Brooks, is committed to making the best running gear to build a healthier, “Run Happier” world. Beyond making shoes and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, they regularly donate gear so people who really need their products can put them to great use.

 

On a daily basis PSKS participants traverse the city to access shelter, meals and support, they walk A LOT. It’s easy to wear out a pair of shoes but it’s not always easy to get a new pair. Especially one that fits right AND offers comfort and style.

 

Last week Brooks delivered over 500 shoes and t-shirts to PSKS for participants.

 

That’s more than enough for each participant to get some new gear during this holiday season. Whether they are passing GED tests or applying for jobs, they are going places in 2017. What a generous gift!

THANK YOU BROOKS!

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2016 Election: Participants React

Like many in our country, the day after the election was a time to process where we are and where we’re going as a country and a community. PSKS participants shared some of their thoughts and reactions to the results…

 

 

We’re ready to get to work building bridges and strengthening our communities. Join us! Your donation to PSKS can help build a community of support and empowerment for the future!

 
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Rising On Up!

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There is a lot to celebrate this month in the RISE Learning Center!

 

RISE students are setting goals, studying hard and reaping the rewards as they pass their GED tests. In the past two weeks two students have each passed a test. Way to go!

 

5 students have recently passed all the tests to get their GED. This is no small feat, it requires a lot of dedication and perseverance to put in the time studying with tutors and on their own to pass these tests. PSKS students have gone on to find jobs and pursue secondary education. They are unstoppable!

 

On November 30th we’ll be acknowledging the progress and accomplishments of our RISE students with a party at PSKS! Like us on Facebook to see highlights from the party.

 

Want to help?
You can support students’ success anytime by donating supplies to RISE.
 
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Thank You!

breakfast-thank-you-1Thank you to so many of you who attended the first annual PSKS Benefit Breakfast.

 

You raised $95,000 in support of homeless youth!breakfast

Your generosity doesn’t just provide participants with a warm, dry place to sleep at night, it enables them to advocate for themselves and their community and gain the education and job readiness skills they need to build a positive and productive future.

 

Thanks again to everyone who attended and gave generously, it takes all of us to build this community of support.

 

If you missed us at the breakfast, please check out this wonderful video created for PSKS by Legacy Productions.

 
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