Supportive Friends for Youth Leaving Foster Care

 This site has changed and can now be seen at:

http://www.thechristmasboxhouse.org/the-lifestart-initiative-2/

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Art & Science of Mentoring 

MAY 1ST 6PM
Great food and prizes!
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Art & Science Fundraising Event

Join us at the Art & Science of Mentoring 

FEATURING HONORED GUEST SPEAKER
District Attorney Sim Gill

 

Sim Gill was elected as Salt Lake County District Attorney in November 2010.  As a veteran prosecutor, Sim has been a champion on issues of therapeutic justice, criminal prosecution and alternatives to prosecution. He has long been an advocate of taking a systems approach to the issues of criminal and social justice, focusing on collaborative and community oriented approaches to problem solving.
 

Donate an Item on our Wish List

 

Can you donate an item from our wish list? 

People at your church, business, or in your social network might also be interested in getting involved -- please share the message with them!

 

MENTOR PROJECT IS CURRENTLY SEEKING:

 

  • Standard office copy paper
  • Postage stamps
  • Microwaves (new or gently used)
  • Sports, theater, or movie tickets
  • Gift cards to restaurants or retail stores
  • Pantry food items (non-refrigerated): beef jerky, granola bars, cereal, cake mix, ramen noodles, chilli, stew, mac&cheese, 12 packs of soda, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, cookies, crackers, etc.
  • Craft supplies: colored pencils, markers, scissors, sketchbooks, etc.
  • UTA bus tokens
  • Haircut gift cards 
  • Board games or card games
  • Laundry soap and dishwashing soap
  • Dishes for first apartments: plates, bowls, silverware, cups

Sponsor a youth for the Christmas Retreat

 

Christmas Retreat is an overnight holiday activity for youth aging out of foster care. Volunteers and donors help us provide the gifts, fun, and food to make Christmas merry. This event provides a holiday alternative for youth who may not otherwise have the family, friends, and festivities many of us take for granted during the season.

$250 sponsors the food, lodging, gifts, and activities for one youth