Mar 21, 2015 9:15 AM
Community efforts raise more than $130,000 for homeless youth
MANCHESTER - Community efforts raise over $130,000 for homeless youth.
On Saturday, Child and Family Services, a state-wide private non-profit organization, put on a SleepOut to raise awareness and funds for NH's homeless youth. CFS serves over 1,500 runaway, homeless, and at-risk teens throughout the year.
50 community members, along with many other prominant NH businesses including ProCon Incorporated, Bank of America, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Easter Bank, Well Sense Health Plan, McLane Law Firm, and New Hampshire Healthy Families spent the night on the cold ground in Manchester, this is their first-ever SleepOut.
Mayar Gatsas also joined in the coviviality part of the evening, and a few young clients from CFS also joined and spoke about their experiences of being homeless and their turnaround.
The event raised $132,000, which will help CFS in its efforts to prevent youth homelessness, help with the needs of the youth who become homeless, and help to redirect the homeless youth to become independent members of the community.