Kids + CYF Service Project
We're helping to make a difference in our community. Here's how. And how you can help too...
At Kids Plus, we want to be more than just a great pediatric practice. We want to be a presence in the communities we serve. We want to provide top-notch care and support and education, and we also want to offer a helping hand to families and people in need.
That’s why, throughout the month of May (which is National Foster Care Month), we’ll be working on a Kids + CYF Service Project to support teens aging out of foster care.
Between the ages of 18 & 21, young adults are discharged from the foster care system and expected to fend for themselves. As any parent of older teens knows, young adults at this age still need the love, guidance, and financial support of their parents. But these youths, who've already experienced so much adversity in their lives, are expected to do it all on their own.
Allegheny County Children, Youth, & Family Services does all it can to help these young adults, but many areas of unmet need remain. In particular, there are few resources for discharged teens to purchase the basics they need to start a household -- things like linens, cooking supplies, and especially cleaning supplies.
So throughout the month of May, we'll be collecting items at both offices to donate to young adults in the Pittsburgh region who've aged out of care and need to set up a home of their own. Even small contributions can make a big difference in the lives of young persons just starting out!
CYF is unable to collect used items due to concerns over health and hygiene, so we'll be collecting NEW items such as:
• Cleaning supplies
• Laundry supplies
• Garbage cans and garbage bags
• Kitchen utensils
• Dishes, glasses, silverware
• Pots & pans
You can bring any of these items to either Kids Plus office in the month of May. We'll collect them at our front desks, then donate everything we collect -- include many contributions from our own team members -- at the end of the month.
We hope everyone in our great Kids Plus Community will join us in helping to make a difference in the lives of these young adults in need.
If you'd like to give in another way... CYF asked us also to mention their program that accepts donations of gently used furniture, picked-up directly at your home. For more information, call CYF at 412.350.5701.