Be a Superhero for Youth on Commit to Kids Day,
Tuesday, September 17
Contribute to this special campaign supporting local youth
Together with community members like you, we work to let children and teens know we see them, care about them and provide opportunities for them to thrive. Plan to join us on September 17 as we raise money for youth in our region with a day of giving. Many youth living in rural areas struggle with access to opportunities, well-being and good health. This campaign is an investment in the services we provide for youth experiencing challenging circumstances. These services include:
- Teen Centers that provide career development, life skills & mentorship
- Year-round food programs offering healthy nutrition to kids, 32% of food shelf clients
- Safe and positive supervised visitation connecting kids to their parents
- Emergency shelter from domestic violence
Give during the COMMIT TO KIDS campaign between noon on September 16 to noon on September 18!
- Everyone who becomes a new recurring donor in the By Your Side monthly giving club OR increases their current monthly gift will be added into a drawing for a $200 VISA gift card, donated by Cambridge Pine City Orthodontics AND
- Everyone who makes a gift—of any amount—TODAY (September 17) will be entered into a drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards, also donated by Cambridge Pine City Orthodontics.
- Attend our Commit to Kids Day Open House on Tuesday, Sept 17 from 3-6 pm at the
Family Pathways Admin Office, 6413 Oak Street, North Branch,
- Call 651.674.8040 to make a donation or click to donate now! And now, each donation made to Family Pathways via Commit to Kids Day will be matched—dollar for dollar—up to $5,610! Our Matching Gift Donors
A bright teenager, Emma appreciates the mentorship she receives at the Family Pathways Teen Center. She enjoys going with the group to visit colleges. She even likes the service projects they work on. But what she really loves about the Teen Center is that she gets dinner EVERY DAY—she doesn’t get that at home. Family Pathways brings healthy food to youth in many ways…food shelves, backpack programs and meals at the Teen Center.
At just 9 years old, Owen is the oldest of 5 children that arrived at the food shelf with their mother. They had been in hiding for a month, trying to escape his abusive father, but were forced to come to the food shelf because they didn’t have anything left to eat. Owen was shaking when he arrived….he didn’t want Dad to find out where they were. Family Pathways loaded their car up with enough food for the six of them…lots of fresh fruit and items that didn’t need refrigeration. In addition to groceries, Owen’s mother was connected to Family Pathways Domestic Violence Services for emergency shelter and help with healing from the suffering they had experienced.