This program has ended. Thanks to all who donated. Here’s a message from Bree:

“Thank you for contributing items and prayers to the YouthCare drive! Without your support it would not have been possible. We raised over $800 worth of donations (gift card, physical, and monetary) altogether, and they will be able to help many people! Youth in Seattle go through several stages while in YouthCare, including getting essential items and care that they need, then being given resources to help them become self-sufficient, and finally being given opportunities to express these new skills and make their own living. The very first step is the part that needs the most support right now, and your compassion is what helps that process along. By “Giving a cup of cold water in Christ’s name,” (Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy page 436 line 11) and affirming that these youth are children of God, you are committing a Christian service. Thank you all for being so generous, as it is not only helped me reach my goals, it also most importantly helped your neighbors.”

Visit the YouthCare website any time to make a donation.

“The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good.” (Science and Health, p.518)

YouthCare Collection—sponsored by Bree Calkins—high school Sunday School student

My name is Bree Calkins and I am in the High School Sunday School class. Like several others in my class, I am a participant in Discovery Bound and a member of the National Leadership Council. NLC is a Christian Science-based program for high school students that teaches its members about “servant-leadership”—serving to a higher purpose or Mind (God).

As part of serving the community, I am hosting a drive at our church for the program YouthCare in Seattle.

YouthCare is an organization that we have worked with in the past with our previous drives, and they serve a great cause of helping homeless youth and young adults in the Seattle area. Organizing this has already taught me about communication and taking initiative – two things NLC really stresses. (The recipients are teenagers.)

I’m looking to collect socks and underwear (for teenagers) as well as any cash or gift card donations on the weeks of April 19 and 26, and I’ll take the donations with me on Sunday May 3rd. Just look for me after church or place items in the box under the sign.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration!