The Texas chapter participated in a volunteer event on January 16, 2018 at the Pink Giraffe House and shopped for groceries and supplies including ink cartridges and resume paper.
Donations to The Pink Giraffe House from PLUS Texas Chapter
About the Charity:
The Pink Giraffe House (www.thepinkgiraffehouse.org ) is a safe haven for young victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment who need protection from immediate danger at home. Services include mentor support, street outreach, drop-in center, case management and traditional housing.
From PLUS Member Nick Economidis:
“Gaetane Pauwels, the executive director of the Pink Giraffe House was thrilled, and the timing was very good. With the cold weather and ice storms that Houston was experiencing, they were getting a larger than normal inflow of kids looking to get out of the cold. They were in definite need of supplies!
Check out this video tour of the facility, and thanks to everyone who participated to support this terrific cause.
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, PLUS North Central Chapter Committee members Zach Freeman, James Sorenson and Aaron Simon presented Urban Boatbuilders with a charitable contribution check for $3,500 from PLUS Foundation.
Urban Boatbuilders is a non-profit youth development program that builds high quality wooden boats with youth in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The program hires youth apprentices who qualify as low-income and/or who have employment barriers. The youth apprentices work alongside Urban Boatbuilders’ instructors learning technical boat building skills while earning money. The program is a comprehensive program that seeks to empower youth through hands-on learning projects while working to expand the possibilities and paths they envision for their futures. For more information on Urban Boatbuilders visit their website.
The 2017 PLUS Midwest Chapter Charity volunteer activity took place at Clearbrook on October 19. Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for people with disabilities. 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into our programs and services.
Midwest Chapter volunteers spent time helping with the Take A Break Afternoon program. The charity also received a $6,000 donation from the PLUS Foundation.