Every year about half of our needs are met through members of the community. Their support equips us to cover some of our most essential needs, like covering the rent for youth transitioning out of homelessness, maintaining our facilities, providing food and school supplies, and taking care of our dedicated staff. While in-kind gifts and volunteer hours fulfill an important part of our mission, so do monetary contributions. There are some aspects of our support only made possible through financial support.
Our financial goal is to ensure the sustainability of all of Second Story’s programs so that young people in crisis are never without the safe havens they need. Gifts of any size, as well as other efforts like supporting our fundraising through events or at your workplace, help us fulfill our mission. We also invite people to grow with us and help us plan for the future through recurring or multi-year giving. Long-term financial pledges through our Beacon of Hope Society work to ensure that we can support youth for years to come.
You can learn more about why members of the community choose to entrust us with their donation by reading their giving stories, or join our community of givers by donating.