Letters to the Editor

Help for Youthcare

We are Jordano Mark and Nadja Svensk Li. We are freshman at Mercer Island High School and recently finished a drive collecting items for Youthcare.

Youthcare is a Seattle based organization which takes in homeless and troubled youth from the streets and provides them with the opportunities and tools to survive independently.  In December 2013 Youthcare lacked the necessary funding to survive and were on the brink of closing their doors.  That was until Macklemore and Pearl Jam decided to have a popularity contest to raise money to keep the charity alive.  Together they raised $190,000 for Youthcare.

That story inspired us to host a fund raiser of our own.  For the month of January, we spread the word to collect winter wear with a goal of 75 items to donate.  By the month’s end, we collected a total of over 650 items for Youthcare, worth $13,500.  Next January,  we hope to raise over $18,000 dollars.  So next year when you see fliers posted around your community, help them achieve this goal and support a charitable cause.

Jordano Mark

Nadja Svensk Li

 

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