The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is collecting gift cards for our annual Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive.
Why gift cards? Last year, a young 16 year old girl faced the passing of her mother after endearing a difficult illness. Her school had received gift cards from the 2016 CCC&Y drive, and she was offered assistance. She was so excited to have money to purchase clothing and food for her and her cousins from Walmart. She cried and told school staff that no one had ever asked her what she needed in her entire 16 years on this earth.
This local school additionally notes,
“Blessings to this drive.”
All proceeds will be used in Coconino County to obtain gift cards that will benefit the local youth shelter/outreach program at Northland Family Help Center and various school districts’ McKinney–Vento homeless youth programs where cards will be used for homeless and runaway youth facing tremendous challenges.
Use this link to donate electronically or gift card, cash and check donations can be given/mailed at the below address. This drive is so near and dear to our CCC&Y heart it is replacing any year-end, non-profit asking that we might have done.
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Please do not forget the youth who are facing the holidays alone this year. Thank you!
— Virginia Watahomigie, Executive Director
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth
Connect. Inspire. Engage. Act
2625 N. King St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004