Youth Without Shelter (YWS) provides safe emergency shelter for homeless youth between the ages of 16 to 24. YWS provides each guest a bedroom.
Sadly, many of these youth are fleeing abusive homes, battling substance abuse issues, and struggling with mental illnesses. As a result, these rooms and the furniture in them often become damaged. It is very costly to maintain the room, but it must be done because it is YWS’s philosophy to be a home, not just a shelter.
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YWS understands that providing a clean and maintained bedroom is important for their client's self-esteem, growth, and feeling of dignity to be brought into a clean, maintained room. It teaches individuals that they are worth being welcomed into a maintained home. Additionally, it teaches them responsibility, they must maintain their room the way they received it.
Brighter Together raised funds for YWS's Room Mates program. The Room Mates program provides the public with the opportunity to transform and provide on-going maintenance to a bedroom.
Brighter Together is committed to maintaining transparency. Brighter Together funded the total cost for the maintenance to a bedroom.
Room Mates - $1,500.00
Donors via GoFundMe - $665.00
GoFundMe Transaction fees - $21.69
Bright Immigration - $856.69
In order to raise funds for the refurbishment of a YWS's bedroom, the Brighter Together team set up a public GoFundMe page to raise awareness and funds for the cause. The public very generously donated a total of $665. We are really grateful for their support!