9-11 Service ProjectDavis Foundation
Drop-In Teen Centers: "Every Kid is one caring Adult away from being a success story." Josh Shipp We invite you to "Be the One." The Davis County community has a quiet, but pervasive problem effecting our youth population: homelessness. Most of us think of Davis County as a poverty free zone, but there are 17,000 children who do not know where their next meal is coming from. There are more than 1,200 homeless children, 300 which are High School Students. These children live in cars, abandoned buildings, storage units, or couch surf every night. They may be totally on their own, with school acting as the only place they can obtain food and safety from the elements. They do not have a place to shower, wash their clothes, or attend to basic hygiene needs. Davis Education Foundation has repurposed an existing space on the campus at Clearfield High School that is currently open for use. We are proposing the construction of additional centers at Northridge High School, Mountain High School, Layton High School and Wood Cross High School over the next two years. "We could only shower once a week because the water bill was too expensive. It was difficult acting 'normal'." -- Elia, former Clearfield High School student The K I ND fund (Kids In NeeD) Goal: Provide clothes and essentials for Kids In NeeD through empowering educators with a funded resource they can use. How the KIND fund works: The Fund will work with local stores to purchase large quantities of gift cards. The gift cards will be for $200 for a kid that is in need. They will be purchased in $5,000 increments (25 cards). When an educator sees a child in need, they can request through the KIND fund to purchase $200 worth of clothing for the child. Community volunteers will receive gift cards to shop for the Kids In NeeD. All child applications will be sent to the partnering organization and volunteer The Volunteer will then take the application, retrieve the gift card and shop for the Kid In NeeD, and deliver the items to the educator to give to the child.