Hundreds of heart wrenching emails continue to flow in to Do1Thing and many of you are asking how to help. We understand your desire to make a one to one connection with a youth in need and we understand you want 100% of your donation to go to that youth.
WE HEAR YOUR CALL FOR ACTION AND WE ARE MOVED!
Today Do1Thing formed a partnership with the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) which serves thousands of foster teens across the United States.
WHAT DO THEY DO? They provide “aged out” youth with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships, sending them care packages, testifying before Congress and most importantly, they’re there to help the teens deal with everyday problems that life offers up.
In the coming weeks we’ll introduce you to youth after youth, tell you their needs and ask you to reach out and do1thing. There will be a multitude of things you can choose from including offering or paying for a college scholarship, paying for a youths school books, providing a laptop, giving them spending money, helping with personal needs, offering internships, offering mentoring, just letting them know that they’re not alone in this huge world. You would be amazed to know how many of these youth have NO ONE and the ONLY birthday card they receive is from a staff member at The Orphan Foundation. The only connection they have to a caring voice is someone at the Orphan Foundation. It’s a simple thing but when you have no one, it’s a major boost.
Do1Thing met one to one with The Orphan Foundation team and believes in the work they’re doing.
WHY DID DO 1 THING PARTNER WITH THEM? Many reasons. First, they care and know these teen intimately. They just don’t give out scholarships or send out care packages. They answer everyone of their emails and phone calls. They talk these teens “off the ledge” when they can’t handle the pressures of life and they put them together with mentors who help them with daily struggle. They partner with these teens helping them to a better future not just offering a one time band aid.
Visit their site and stay tuned to meet amazing teens who are overcoming a lifetime of horrendous events. We can make a difference. You and I can make a difference. We can do it 1 thing at a time!