November 15, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Flash Fundraiser!
Our current donation stands at $1,425.
Our goal is to reach $4,180.
You can still donate here.
The video below shows much joy during the 2014 Christmas Party.
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April 30, 2015
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March 22, 2015
Amazing cigar box guitar made by a homeless young client!
We are raising funds for music supplies.
Click to give what you are able to donate.
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March 19, 2015
Here is more art created by our clients.
Donating just $5 will help us buy more art supplies so clients can continue to create art.
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March 17, 2015
If you can, please donate $5 to help buy art supplies for our clients; they can keep expressing themselves.
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March 6, 2015
mplify Austin is a 24-hour giving day from 6pm Thursday, March 5, to 6pm Friday, March 6, 2015
. Go to AmplifyATX
. You can click the donate button and create a cart for payment once you’re ready.
Donations this year for SYM will go to fund a one-on-one mentor evening. We have long wanted to offer this event, but now we believe we have sufficient interest from clients, volunteers, and have gained experience to guide it successfully.
Volunteers willing to meet at least twice a month will be paired with clients who want to do the same. They will engage in a mentoring time. Clients will choose a topic for mentoring from:
- small group leadership,
- academic subject mentoring for GED,
- high school or college,
- planning and goal setting, or
- a hobby to share and learn.
By providing a regular venue and time, we will provide a healthy structure for volunteers to know, love, and serve our clients as they work to better themselves. In addition, we will use a portion of the supplies to fund a self-expression newspaper. Clients will be invited to contribute drawing, poetry, or stories. The publication will be produced periodically and offered as an insert in the Challenger Newspaper, online, and by clients themselves.
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February 26, 2015
Street Youth Ministry will participate in our second Amplify Austin city-wide 24-hour philanthropy campaign in March. Our goal is to use the Austin campaign to publicize our cause and work.
This will allow potential donors who don’t already know about us to learn more, gain interest, and donate. This is a great way to endorse the ministry that you already support with your donations.
If you’d be interested in pledging to help match new donations, please contact us. Last year 36 donors participated through Amplify Austin.
Current information can be found here.
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January 29, 2015
The big NFL championship has been associated with helping food pantries across this country for some years. Join our fun by donating to help provide great meals for our clients and leave a message indicating which team you want to win Sunday! We’ll keep score and see if your results predict the big outcome! Your donation will fund extras for our lunches over Bible study, prayer circles and check-ins on the street with the 100 individuals we serve weekly.
Our wonderful volunteers already provide vegetable soup, roasted vegetables and bare sandwiches weekly, so your donations will elevate our meal above the basics:
- drink flavorings to add a little fun to water,
- condiments to customize a special sandwich,
- stew meat for the soup pot,
- packaged chips for when we’re offering to-go lunches outside.
We also use these funds to purchase supplies for sandwiches when one of our fabulous volunteers isn’t available or when a volunteer wants to help but cost is an issue for them.
For every donation of $5, we can brighten a week of water with drink flavorings. $25 buys individual chip packages for a month of street lunch. $50 purchases lunch meat and cheese for a week of sandwiches.
Street Youth Ministry serves about 100 street youth every week and meets about 350 new clients every year. We provide safe places to obtain basic needs and engage our clients wherever they are in their journey. Together we explore relevant issues including family, physical and mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and life goals. We are faith-based but open to all.
Half our clients are between 17 and 25; all are homeless. We also provide textbooks for those who go on to college, and we have many doing so! You may learn much more about us by visiting http://ift.tt/1qQKPHo.
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January 9, 2015
This week, SYM served 38 people with hot chocolate, hot broth, blankets, sweaters, and sleeping bags.
Unfortunately, we’re completely out of coats and gloves.
Read about our Cold Weather Response here.
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December 16, 2014
Did you know, you can text 41444 to support SYM with a donation?
Yes you can. There are no fees and no minimums required. We had our student volunteers in mind when we created this option to donate.
Students and volunteers, you asked for it and we did it, an easy way to donate with smartphones. Just text 41444 with SYM to get a link to the short checkout form! You can finish it all from your smartphone.
Then watch your pledge move our goal graph at http://ow.ly/FPbCi.
As of December 16, 2014 at 8:18 am, we have currently raised $27,543. That leaves $6,744 remaining to reach our goal.
Give $5 a month, or whatever you can give.
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