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Have you ever heard the old nursery rhyme, "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride"? Imagine for a moment a world where young people's wishes for the most basic things in life are granted. That world is possible -- and we invite you to create it with us.

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Every year we ask homeless and at-risk youth that we help get off the streets to tell us what they wish for the holiday season. Along with food and a place to sleep, what we hear most is that they need things like sneakers and a warm sweater. But we don’t have the resources to make all of their wishes come true.

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Will you donate $100 now so we can support our youth over the holiday season?

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Our kids tell us that when someone believes in them, they believe more in themselves. They say that they get a sense of belonging, like family, from people who care. And every one of them is willing to work hard for a better life.

We’ll take care of the job skills, homework help, mentoring, food, clothes and transitional housing. Can you help us make their wishes come true?

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And here’s a wish for you. I wish that you can feel the gratitude of these kids. That you know that you did something that makes the world a little kinder, gentler place for young people to live in.

With all the best wishes in the world,
Eddy Ameen & Robert Peters
National Board Co-Chairs

StandUp for Kids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in local communities like yours. Since 1990, we have cared for homeless and at-risk youth by transitioning them from crisis to connection. We give our youth a sense of safety, hope, and belonging through housing support, mentoring, drop-in centers, and street outreach. We bear the highest independent ratings for fiscal stewardship of all donations.

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