Artistically designed chairs are being sought by St. David’s Episcopal Church for their annual CHAIR-ity Auction that provides meals, showers, and laundry facilities for our homeless teens in the community throughout the summer. St. David’s has formed a partnership with the non-profit MY House and supports their goal of helping our homeless youth here in the valley.
Candlelight Vigil and Fireworks show at the Palmer Depot, November 24, 2012 at 7pm. Partner event with Country Cutts Salon and Spa. Donations of food cards and gas cards to be used by homeless youth through Christmas Holidays accepted.
We are partnering with Burchell High School and Adam and Crystal Mokelke to build a new home/cabin for a young parent from the school who was formerly homeless (and if you check the picture attached to the link, still is by most standards).
Spring of 2011 statistics show Mat-Su having 981 homeless youths within the school district. Out of 435 teens that make up this population, more than 245 are unaccompanied youths that have been identified through the school system. There is no way of knowing how many other teens without shelters exist outside of the school system and in our community.
My House offers many thanks to Evangelo’s Restaurant for providing the venue for all the Rotarians from Palmer, Wasilla and the Mat-Su Valley work on this project in December of 2011. Mat-Su Rotary’s had lots their business folks participate in making this Holiday Break project of packing survival kits for homeless youth successful.
This event was a cooperative effort with the local Rotary Groups, who packed Holiday survival kits for kids, brought clothing and food to be distributed and came to help kids shop at the clothing giveaway. Northgate Church provided a hot lunch and warm knitted hats and mittens.