Dear Buddy Fund Friends and Loyal Supporters,
We are thinking of you and wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday Season! Together, because of you, we are supporting and giving hope to over 35,000 at-risk, underserved youth right here in our community and we are so grateful for your support!
In 2022, we supported a record number of 150 non-profit youth organizations through your generous help. As the end of the year rapidly approaches, we ask you to donate to our year-end campaign “The Power of Hope”. Please consider making a Year End contribution to help us reach our goal of $20,000. No dollar amount is too small, as every dollar donated buys two dollars of new sports and recreation equipment for at–risk youth. We can accommodate gifts of cash, check, stock, Donor Advisor Funds and matching gifts.
Hope comes in many shapes and sizes for these underserved youth. Hope supports the emotional well-being of young people and helps uplift them to their potential. Hope helps a young person see that his/her life situation can improve, fuels their optimism and self-esteem, and inspires them to tackle what may seem impossible or carry them through difficult times.
What does the Power of Hope look like for the youth that the Buddy Fund serves? Think about what it means for a child to be part of a sports team or group activity and have the equipment they need (e.g., .a new baseball glove, basketball, soccer ball, bicycle).
For 60 years, the Buddy Fund has cared for our community by serving the at-risk, underserved youth through local non-profit youth-focused organizations, foster & group homes, schools, after school programs, youth groups and sports teams thanks to your generous donations. Our goal is to work together, work smarter and collaborate with community organizations and individuals so that we can continue making a bigger and significant impact in the lives of youth. There is no better way to instill Hope and make a positive impact than to get them build their life skills through sports and recreational activities, which is needed more than ever today.
Consistent with our history, we are making a much bigger difference and changing the lives of at-risk youth. Please watch the video about the incredible positive impact that each of YOU continue to make!
We wish you good health, peace and safety throughout this Holiday Season and in the New Year!
Bill Lawson – Year Giving Chairman and Vice Chairman
Tim Murch – Chairman
Ann Lederman – Executive Director