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Please Help Us Transform Real World Job Development Program This Red Day!
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Ended Jun 3, 2019

Introduction

Congratulations to Real World Job Development Program

On Thursday May 9th, Keller Williams Biltmore Partners along with their families, friends and sponsors have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED DAY, Keller Williams' annual day of service dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to local communities.   This year, KWBP, has selected the Real World Job Development Program as the recipient of this day of service.  

In ONE DAY, all of the volunteers will come together to completely transform the Real World Job Development Center at 9014 N 23rd Ave. Bulding 2, Suite 3, Phx. AZ 85021.  AMAZING NEW UPDATE!  Starting 5/8/19, Executive Council Charities has agreed to offer a 25% MATCH to our donations made at their custom site for RED DAY 2019, up to a $5K max!  To get the match, please visit http://www.ec70phx.com/KWBPRedDay2019  We will STILL credit the donations to this campaign here too!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

 

BRING LIGHT TO THOSE WHO NEED IT THE MOST!

The reality

In Arizona, there are close to 18,000 youth living in the foster care system. While in care, support can be difficult to come by, but once they "age out" at 18, the stress and anxiety from life's unforeseen challenges can be overwhelming.   

 

REAL WORLD JOB DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Success Everyday!

In 2006, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, a non-profit 501C3, began the Real World Job Development Program designed to provide extensive support to some of the most vulnerable in our community-foster teens that are aging out of the foster care system and teens with behavioral health challenges.

Program staff are committed to building work readiness and academic skills while providing a safe, secure and caring environment. Over the last 13 years we have helped countless teens between the ages of 16 and 24 learn how to apply their knowledge and skills to find gainful employment. Participants in this program have gone on to find work in schools, hospitals, veterinary clinics, small businesses, and more. Many foster care youth enrolled in this program manage to achieve their educational and/or employment goals.

WHAT YOUR INVESTMENT COVERS

One Step At A Time

In just ONE DAY, Keller Williams Biltmore Partners-along with their families, friends and supporters, will work to completely transform the 7,000 sq ft of space that serves as many as 200 or more foster young adults per year!  

We Plan To:

  • Paint the entire facility!
  • Update 30 chairs within the center to new and to match vs broken and worn out!
  • Provide a new storage area with "sorting pod" for all of the various donations that come in, big and small, appliances, housewares, etc. Close to 2k sq feet of storage!
  • Completely revamp the "thrift store" with all new clothing racks, displays, and all new clothing items that the youth can not only "manage" to gain retail experience, but also "shop" to wear on interviews!
  • Update the lounge area with more comfortable seating, clean shelving, space to relax, study and watch movies or videos!
  • Update the child care center that is used during supervised visits!
  • Add in more private study spaces for extra computer labs!
  • Add in a Wall of Pride to display all of the diplomas from lifeskill training and their high school studies or achievements!
  • Re-design the current youth shower bathroom for those that need facilities to clean up!
  • Completely stock the food pantry with healthy, on the go items that the youth can take with them!
  • Provide transportation and/ or grocery gift cards!
  • And many smaller repairs in the staff offices as we can complete!
  • TOTAL COST: $10,500. 100% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS WILL GO TO THE CENTER!  

HOW YOU CAN HELP

KWBP Red Day 2018

No amount of support is too little!  With just a $3.33 a day commitment for 30 days, you will provide the funding that makes this transformation possible.  100% of all contributions collected will go direct to the center for RED DAY.  Will you join is and Give Where You Live?

All it takes is 30 seconds to enter your credit card information.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THE KWBP RED DAY 2019!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is RED DAY?

Each year on May 9th, Keller Williams celebrates an annual day of service dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to local communities, as part of a tribute to one of their most influential leaders, Mo Anderson.

This Thursday May 9th, Keller Williams Biltmore Partners along with their families, friends and sponsors has selected the Real World Job Development Program as the recipient of this day of service.

In ONE DAY, all of the volunteers will come together to completely transform the Real World Job Development Center.

 

Q: Why fundraise?

A project of this scale requires more than just an army of volunteers.  It is all about contribution.  A campaign like this allows us to not only avoid the center having any expense for the project, it also provides for even more community engagement and involvement.  

 

Q: Can I do more than donate?

YES!  RED DAY is all about contribution.  If you'd like to participate in the transformation, you can contact Keller Williams Biltmore Partners direct to see about volunteering.  Would you like to help us Give Where You Live? Become a team Captain through the link on the right to start your own mini-campaign! Just takes 5 minutes, a personalized video and a little persistence to REALLY make an impact.

 

Q: Is the Real World Job Development Program a 501C3?  

Yes!  Real World Job Development is a part of Jewish Family & Children’s Services, a non-profit, nonsectarian organization that is also a Qualified Charity Organization (QCO) in Arizona.  You can learn more at jfcsaz.org

 

Q: How did Real World Job Development Program get started?

In 2006, Jewish Family & Children’s Service began the Real World Job Development Program designed to provide extensive support to some of the most vulnerable in our community-foster teens that are aging out of the foster care system and teens with behavioral health challenges. 

Over the last 13 years we have helped countless teens between the ages of 16 and 24 learn how to apply their knowledge and skills to find gainful employment.

 

Q: Will I get a tax receipt?

Yes!  Your contribution is tax-deductible, to the full extent of the law.  

 

Q: Can I get a tax credit?

Possibly! For Arizona taxpayers, visit JFCSAZ Tax Credit to learn more about our QCO status and how you can get a tax credit through donation.  *Please note: This is not professional tax or legal advice. Consult a tax advisor about your individual situation. For more information on the tax credit, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website at AZDOR.GOV

 

Q: How do I learn more or get involved?

To participate in RED DAY or learn more about RED DAY, you can contact Keller Williams Biltmore Partners at 602.553.4400.   Please visit jfcsaz.org to learn more about our programs, volunteer needs, events or to sign up for our newsletter.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity & support!

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