Into the Wild: Support Chicago's Youth
$1,775 raised
89% of $2k goal
38 contributors
5 Years running
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I volunteer with a group that serves some of the neediest children in Englewood, Back of the Yards, and Joliet. This year, we are taking a group of eleven young men (ages 12-17) on a camping trip to the ...
I’m reaching out looking for your support. I volunteer with a group that serves some of the neediest children in Englewood, Back of the Yards, and Joliet. This year, we are taking a group of eleven young men (ages 12-17) on a camping trip to the Boundary Waters. This is an amazing opportunity for these kids as most of them rarely travel outside of their neighborhood. A trip like this gives them an opportunity to escape the violence and drugs that they witness daily. On July 6th, we are departing from Chicago and heading to Ely, Minnesota. We will be in the wilderness from July 7th – July 11th, and returning home on July 12th. Obviously there is quite a bit of expense that comes along with this type of trip. Unfortunately, the families of most of these young men have very limited means, and as a result, we do not ask them contribute to the trip. Your donation will go directly to funding this trip and will be applied to fuel costs (we will be traveling in two vans for over 1,000 miles), food, and other miscellaneous supplies (such as rain ponchos for the children). If you could support us in any way, I’d greatly appreciate it – no amount is too small. Please consider making a contribution and giving these young men a chance to see the beauty of the world. Thank you in advance, Brett Conradt
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