Updated: Nov 5
Most of you know this is pretty much a one-woman run volunteer organization. 👍 As someone who relied on social services and charitable organizations as a single teenage parent in the 1990’s,
I personally have been striving to find more positive and empowering ways to provide outreach - than what I experienced in the past. There has to be a better way I thought.
When COVID-19 hit we were not even one years old. I made the decision to close the shop, utilize bulk suppliers and do mobile outreach. That became very overwhelming as the summer months heated up, volunteers cars were taking a beating and our bulk suppliers ran short on supplies.🤦🏽♀️
So we shifted gears. Utilizing new ways of leveraging modern technology as a small organization, to continue providing a vast array of donations-fueled outreach services using virtual gift cards and re-loadable gift cards.
Well I’m really proud to state that I’m Young And Empowered, Inc., has already delivered more than $75,000 of direct outreach services to over 2400 individuals over the last 8 months (some repeat and some onetime emergency) who have been especially impacted by the economic fallout from COVID-19.
Our innovative approach for now delivering this assistance allows you to further customize how your needs are met each month.
* Rather than you being forced to wait in long lines for handouts with fixed contents, or to subscribe to standard aid packages that are often times too restrictive and take weeks for approval.
All of the individuals on our monthly outreach roster are being provided with a Netspend reloadable debit card. Your card will be refreshed each month in addition to your children’s birthdays and our seasonal events (winter coats, Christmas) and your adjusting needs.
(if unable to activate your card, we will continue with gift cards or a monthly check).
Empowering you as an individual to choose how to best apply the supplemental support. I am continually seeking larger grant opportunities to be able to do more.⭐️
In the meantime...
It’s about empowering you with the means to combining our support with other social services, part time employment, etc.. to create your own solutions to your particular needs and the priorities in your life or as your individual conditions change. 🙏🏽
This also allows more flexibility for us to have the time and capacity to help your neighbors 💜 in emergency situations and mobile community outreach events at various locations (as merchants provide event grants, bulk donations of food and other living supplies come available).
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work together in these efforts.🏆💜 Have a great week!