For the next three days, SOAR is partnered with GlobalGiving to raise money for our summer program. Our goal? $5,000 from 40 donors. Can we reach it? That’s up to you.
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has caused financial hardship. For many low-income families, they became no-income as the restaurant, hospitality, construction, and service industries shut down. Social distancing and quarantine measures were essential, but they also hit those least able to weather the storm. It’s also no secret that black Americans are now in the spotlight. The way Americans treat people of color (POC) is under the most intense scrutiny it has been since the 1960s. Those who can protest, are. Those who can advocate, do. And those who can give, can.
The youth SOAR work with often fall into one or both of these categories: low-income or POC. This isn’t to say that our clients deserve pity. Our kids are resilient, intelligent, and motivated. It just so happens that the world is often their enemy. SOAR stands with our kids, working to give them the armor they need to stand up for themselves.
This is our mission: “to encourage young adults to invest in their future, helping them to become responsible and motivated advocates for their life.” We believe that any kid can grow past their present circumstances and build a fulfilling life for themselves. But we also know that this can be hard. That is why SOAR is here to help. That is why SOAR needs help.
SOAR has grown exponentially in the past few months. We have gained 80+ new clients between April 1st and today, doubling our client base. However, our resources can’t keep up. SOAR needs more staff to better serve our families. We need spare cash to give when they’re short on grocery money or can’t make rent. We need the ability to drive kids to equine therapy or hikes, part of SOAR’s upcoming 2020 summer program. And we can’t do that without you.
We’re asking you today to give what you can to help Colorado’s kids. We know, there’s lots of causes going around. Most of them are deserving. But at SOAR, we have a unique mission and vision for at-risk youth in the Denver metro area, and we can’t fulfill that mission without contributions from people like you.
Thank you, for whatever you are able to give.