Give the Gift of Mentoring
Christmas for Kids is Partners Mentoring Youth’s Annual Giving Campaign. Over the past nine years, the campaign has supported hundreds of youth in our programs, and raised over $650,000 from nearly 1,500 donors. The campaign was created by NOCO 2030 in 2008, and, after establishing a successful base of support, NOCO 2030 passed the reigns to Partners Mentoring Youth in 2014. The funds raised during the Christmas for Kids Campaign ensure that we can provide high-quality mentoring services to local youth, helping them gain confidence, skills, and hope for the future.
Along with our public campaign, we host a Christmas for Kids lifeskill-building activity with our program youth every year. Youth are asked to work with their Senior Partners or Activity Volunteers to create a budget for holiday gifts for their loved ones. Then, with their donated gift cards, they spend a Saturday morning shopping for the gifts and wrapping them at a festive breakfast and gift wrapping party. The children select heartwarming presents for their family and friends, and prove to be very precise with their budgeting, often coming within a few cents of their limit.
Our goal for 2017 is $150,000, which will allow us to support 100 youth in our mentoring programs! Donating to Christmas for Kids helps ensure that can reach a record 500 youth served in 2017.
We are introducing Christmas for Kids Champions this year. Champions are supporters who want to help Partners reach our fundraising goal by setting up a personal fundraising page to share with family and friends. Anyone can be a Champions–individuals, families, social groups, or businesses!
Become a Champion and get more information by visiting our Champion’s Resources Page.
Thanks to our Christmas for Kids Sponsors!
Year Round Sponsors:
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