“StandUp for Kids” is Making a Difference in the Lives of Homeless Youth

Posted: October 6, 2013 in Charities, Community Outreach
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street kids, at-risk kids, standup for kids, homeless kids, StandUp For Kids is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth. With national headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia StandUp For Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has programs in a number of states. The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. StandUp for Kids was presented with the The President’s Volunteer Service Award by the Obama Administration for the outstanding efforts of its volunteers in support of at risk and homeless youth.

The mission is carried out by a national volunteer force whose on-the-streets outreach efforts will find, stabilize and assist homeless and street kids in their efforts to improve their lives. In addition to helping homeless and at-risk youth with immediate necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and personal hygiene, StandUp for Kids offers a wide array of services, including: assistance in finding housing; education assistance; vocational development; counseling; health services; transportation to self-help meetings; and legal assistance.

For more information about StandUp for Kids, visit http://standupforkids.org/. Learn how you can volunteer, donate or sponsor a child.

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