Katia (iamkatia) wrote in seattle,

6th annual street youth fundraiser--UPDATE

48 hr Update II: A dozen people have donated a total of $631.50! We're 40% to the goal of $1600. Please keep sharing and pls keep giving. Let's show the youth here that we love them and care deeply for their well-being. <3

24 hr Update I: It's been almost 24 hours since the fundraiser began and, so far, 7 people have donated a total of $453.25! That's a great start toward my $1600. goal this year, but we need more than 7 people to step up for our youth! Can you donate what you'll spend at your favorite coffee shop today to help support street kids who are trying to improve their lives? Pls consider it. The money raised will likely last all year and goes to things like--winter wear, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, skateboards (totally legitimate, environmentally friendly means of transportation!), books, phones (for kids actively looking for employment), clothing, bus tickets, replacement ID's, household items for when they get their 1st apt/room..

To donate $ go to this paypal link:


And make a donation to my email address: iamkatia@gmail.com

If you'd rather offer gift cards, that's awesome! I'll PM you my address.

If you rather meet a youth and take them shopping for their needs, i will be thrilled to arrange that!

If you can only spare $5.00, I know what that's like! and I will put it to good use.

I have been so honored to be street mom for hundreds of youth over the last decade. It's been the most important thing I've ever done in my life. And I have been so blessed by the kid's presence in my life.

Thank you for supporting these amazing and worthy young members of our Family. <3

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Are you doing this all on your own or are you hooked up with an NPO?
i always do it on my own to fill in the gaps where a NP can't help right away, or w certain things.
but i hooked up w "Stand Up for Kids" who provide the "Gift-in-Kind" receipts for anyone wanting to deduct from taxes.
and i volunteer w PSKS youth center 2-3x's/wk since they moved across the street from me.
Legitimate cause and poster - I checked her out (and donated).
Yep! This.

I've donated for the last few years. I always come looking for her posts at this time of the year so I make sure I can help out!

It warms my heart to know there is someone out there so caring and will take the time to help those who are usually forgotten. If I were closer to Seattle I'd personally donate time on top of money.
Same! I was glad to see the email in my inbox reminding me of this every year. Glad I could help out a bit.
haha, thanks chief. :))
She has been a great light in my son's many dark days since he was 17 and living on the streets of Seattle. I could never pay this woman enough for all the love and kindness she has shown him and all the help she has done and he is only one of all the many she helps everyday. Katia is a true angel. thanks again Katia for all you do, with out you my son would have probably been dead by now. Love Clystina