Childhood is a time of exploring new places and making memories that bond families together. But for kids like Jonah who come from abusive and neglectful homes, family outings are rare or never happen at all.
Jonah hasn’t known the anticipation of going to a ballgame with his dad. He hasn’t experienced the thrill of a waterpark with parents cheering him on as he conquers the biggest slide. Instead, he’s felt the pain of rejection and loneliness.
But this summer, you can provide Jonah and kids like him with the opportunity to experience connection through a special off-campus outing. You can give a young boy or girl something to look forward to. Best of all, your $20 gift by June 1 can help Jonah know what it’s like to just be a kid.
Jonah frequently heard there was never enough time or money to do special activities. He has felt disappointment too many times for his young heart.
You can change Jonah’s story. Your gift of $20 can help Jonah feel cherished and wanted. To give him and other kids like him a day off from worry and a day on for good, old-fashioned fun.
Off-campus outings give Jonah a break from the hard work he’s doing in trauma therapy. Activities like bowling and canoeing can also introduce youth from hard places to new hobbies and help prepare them to return to community life.
Your gift by June 1 can be the start of replacing Jonah’s painful past with safety and delight. It starts with your gift of $20.