In the wake of the Covid-19 health pandemic, our community partners have continued to serve our community. The Hudson Backpack pivoted to partner with local organizations and the First Presbyterian Church to provide food to young people and families, Operation HELP has increased its capacity to provide rent and utility assistance. And First Presbyterian Church has continued to provide a space for worship by pivoting to online services.
We are so grateful to be part of this wonderful community!
We are also thankful for our donor partners. In the midst of this pandemic, St. Croix Electric and Kwik Trip have donated to our organization, allowing us to provide scholarships and additional fuel cards to increase transportation access to young people. While many businesses are being faced with shutting their doors, these two businesses continue to serve our community!
This continues to be a very uncertain time for many across our community. We will continue to look for ways to collaborate and best serve our young people and their families. If you would like to donate to support the work we are doing, please reach out to Alyson Sauter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a check made payable to Youth Resource Committee to First Presbyterian Church (1901 Vine Street, Hudson, WI 54016). As of 2020, the YRC is a certified 501c3 non-profit, meaning all contributions are tax deductible.
As always, thank you for supporting the Youth Resource Community.
Stay safe and be well,
- The Hudson Area Youth Resource Committee
As we celebrate the start of a new year (how is it already 2019?!) we are excited to share that the YMCA has partnered with the Sheridan Story and John W. Mooty Foundation to provide free food to young people in the Hudson community now through January 6th.
Young people, individuals and families are invited to swing by the Hudson YMCA and pick up a bag that contains items to make a hearty meal for four. No questions asked, no paperwork and most importantly, no YMCA membership required!
If you have questions, or need help getting a bag of food, please reach out to Alyson Sauter (email@example.com)
Thank you to NCCM Transformation Foundation for their support of the Youth Resource Committee!
Last month, the NCCM Transformation Foundation presented a check to the Youth Resource Committee and Hudson Backpack Program. These donations, totaling $2,000 will help to feed youth in the community during the summer months, and provide support to them throughout the year.
From right to left in photo are Jeanne Schmidt (Youth Resource Committee, Hudson Backpack Program), Morgan Seifert (NCCM), Alyson Sauter (YMCA, Youth Resource Committee), Rob Schroeder (NCCM), and Alysha Grosz (NCCM).
If you would like to make a donation to the Youth Resource Committee or the Hudson Backpack Program and help us continue to make a difference in the lives of at-risk, low-income and homeless youth, please contact Alyson Sauter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday November 14th, the Youth Resource Committee officially kicked off our Knit a Difference & Crochet Too! event at First Presbyterian Church!
November is Youth Homelessness Awareness month, and with more than 70 homeless youth in the Hudson School District alone, the Youth Resource Committee wanted to host an event that would raise awareness of youth homelessness while providing the community with an easy way to give back to youth in need.
To date, we have collected more than 250 hats and scarves, and have distributed them to Operation HELP, Houlton Elementary, Positive Alternatives and Grace Place.
The event runs through December 12th! Drop off location is First Presbyterian Church (1901 Vine Street, Hudson WI).
Thank you to our committee members that attended:
Jeanne Schmidt - First Presbyterian Church, Hudson Backpack Program
Julie Johnson - Hudson School District
Amanda Schutte - Positive Alternatives
Cindy Leonard - The Sharing Tree
Maggie Wooley - First Presbyterian Church, Hudson Food Shelf
Dana Sharon - Workforce Resource