Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Kent Youth & Family Services.

Just come into Kent Station Chipotle on Wednesday,
May 10th from 5-9 P.M.

Bring in the flyer (below), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated Kent Youth and Family.

Sabela

Sabela was three years old and didn’t speak English when she entered the Kent Valley Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program in the fall of 2015. Her home language is Tigrinya. At first, she didn’t observe what the other children did. She went from toy basket to toy basket dumping everything on the floor and then would run away without playing with anything.

As the year progressed, she learned a few English words. I was surprised when asking the other children about the alphabet that she knew all the upper case letters. Teaching Sabela social skills and how to play with others took more time.

At the end of the year, Sabela spoke many English words and entered group play with appropriate language and social skills. She would even show empathy to a child who had been hurt.

To read more of the story, please visit: www.kyfs.org/impact


Monthly Giving Impact

Gifts of $5, $10, $15 or $20 may seem small. They may seem like they can’t accomplish much. But take a look at the images above. When small gifts from many donors are pulled together, a great deal can be done. That’s what we like to call collective impact.

We here at KYFS offer a monthly giving program that is convenient and can be tailored to the service area of your desire. We also don’t want you to sign up and forget about the donation. Rather, we want you to see the impact of your work. By making a $13 donation every month, you can provide weekly homework help and recreational activities to a kid in our After School program. By giving $26 every month, you will provide a week’s worth of well-researched mental health and substance counseling to a kid, teenager, and/or family who needs a little help. Plus, we won’t let you forget about your gift. When you sign-up, we will mail you a quarterly newsletter, 8 emailed newsletters, invites to events, and much more.

In a world where everything is being built to be more convenient, we are following along. Our sincere hope is that you’ll join us by making small gifts with a big impact. http://kyfs.org/monthlygiving

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