Today we got the sweetest note from a girl named Kiara:
“You saved my life. Thank you!”
Thank YOU, Kiara; you are the reason we continue on in the work we do.
Kiara moved to Sacramento to live with her cousin after graduating from high school in Fresno and being kicked out of her home. She began applying for jobs but never received a call back for an interview. After a while, Kiara’s cousin asked her to leave because they weren’t getting along, and Kiara had nowhere to go.
Kiara went to the hospital because she figured she could find safe shelter there. She was able to stay in the hospital waiting room for the night, then was referred to TLCS for help where she stayed another night.
That was when she found Goodwill. She emailed our talk line through the website and asked if we had anywhere she could stay.
She’s now been called back for 2 interviews, and although she still hasn’t gotten a job, she feels much more equipped to face adult life now that she’s safely housed and better prepared for job-seeking.
Girls like Kiara shouldn’t have to be homeless when there are dedicated people like you and me, right? Unfortunately, unless we act now, many more will be this winter.
People just like you are helping to provide the funds and necessities that will help thousands of individuals and families make it through the season. Goodwill and our nonprofit partners – Next Move, Francis House, Wind Youth Services, Community Link, and People of Progress in Redding – are working hard to provide shelter, food, job training, counseling and other necessities for those out of work and/or unhomed this season.
Your tax-deductible donations make a huge difference in our being able to help folks like Kiara become self-sufficient and have a better life. Thank you for your generosity in making this possible.
To make a year-end contribution, click here or call 916-395-9000. We would love to hear from you!
With deep appreciation,
P.S. Would you consider making a recurring donation to help us get more girls like Kiara through these cold winter months? Any gift will help, so please donate now!