As the back-to-school season approaches, among the countless children excitedly preparing for school, with backpacks full of supplies and eager minds, are homeless children who lack the basic necessities for a successful education.
I want to share with you the inspiring story of Vincent, a remarkable 10-year-old from Saint John’s Program for Real Change, who embodies resilience, empathy, and positive leadership despite facing unimaginable challenges.
Vincent and his four siblings were forced to live in their small car but didn’t succumb to despair. Instead, he rallied for support, while taking care of his siblings as his mother aimed to build a better future. His inspiring story was honored at a state-wide award ceremony celebrating students who have overcome adversity. Vincent’s story doesn’t end here. His mother graduated from Saint John’s Program for Real Change and recently secured a stable job for a brighter future.
At Saint John’s, we provide homeless children with essential tools for academic success. Your generous donation of $1000 can make a lasting impact. Funds will provide educational supplies and support.
“Have a smile on your face, shoulders up, and don’t let anyone push you down.”-Vincent, age 10
Homelessness among children is not a result of their own actions or choices and it’s our collective responsibility to support these vulnerable children and provide them with the opportunities they need to thrive. Treating homeless children with dignity and respect breaks the cycle of poverty and creates a more just society. Homeless children need love, education, friends, and housing, just like adults.
With your support, Saint John’s Program for Real Change empowers homeless children and serves as a catalyst for generational change. Your contribution transforms lives, creating a brighter future for the current and future generations.
Join us this back-to-school season to support these brave children. Your generous donation can be made securely through the portal at the top of this page or at https://saintjohnsprogram.org/backtoschool/
Together, we ensure that every child at Saint John’s faces the world with courage and determination. Thank you for your compassion and commitment to making a difference in the lives of homeless children as they embark on their educational journey. With your help, we inspire hope, create brighter futures, and transform the lives of those who need it most.