Youth

We work together with our community partners to offer Summer Programs, Back to School backpack and supplies, Holiday gifts, continuing education needs and emergency assistance that our youth may need. Our goal is to ensure the needs of our youth are met. As well as, taking away the challenges and giving them confidence, which will help them succeed.

 

 

Youth Programs:

 

Orange Duffel Bag

The Orange Duffel Bag program is a 12-week pathway that provides coaching and support for young teens that could use a helping hand. Our aim is to evoke and inspire confidence in our students so that they can achieve success and sustainability. Students will meet once a week on a college campus with coaches and advocates to give them the necessary tools and resources to lead their best life. Food, transportation, and materials will be provided in each meeting. Each student in the graduating class will be awarded with an honorary orange duffel bag and a laptop computer. It is an opportunity for young teens to create their path to success.

CLICK HERE to Donate. Designate Youth or ODBI on the donation form. 

 

 

The Gift of Prom

Prom is a memorable event that all high school students should be able to experience. We are teaming up this year with the Northside Hospital to give at least 30 high schoolers what they deserve on this special night, but we can’t do it alone.

 

Here is What We Need

  • Prom Dresses in All Sizes
  • Tux/Dress Suits in All Sizes
  • Prom Accessories such as Jewelry, Clutches/Handbags, Bow Ties, Cummerbunds, and Ties
  • Men’s New Dress Socks and Undershirts in All Sizes
  • Shoes in All Sizes

 

We Also Have Sponsorships Available

  • King Sponsor of $250 (includes: Tux Rentals, Shoes, Undershirt, Socks, Corsage or Boutonniere, Haircut, Dinner, and Prom Tickets)
  • Queen Sponsor of $350 (includes: Dress, Alterations, Shoes, Corsage or Boutonniere, Hair Style, Manicure/Pedicure, Accessories, Dinner, and Prom Tickets)

CLICK HERE to Donate. Designate Youth or Prom on the donation form.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Programs

Information coming soon!

CLICK HERE to Donate. Designate Youth or Summer Program on the donation form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backpack Drive

Back to school season is always a hectic time for many but it can be extra stressful when you can’t provide your child all his or her necessary school supplies. We work with local schools to find students in need of some extra assistance. Our Backpack Drive is able to lend a helping hand by providing children backpacks filled with school supplies. Backpacks will be distributed by the schools during open house.  Last year, The Place distributed over 1400 filled backpacks to our schools.

CLICK HERE to Donate. Designate Youth or Back to School on the donation form.

 

 

 

Holiday House

Each year in Forsyth, hundreds of parents struggle to make the holidays special for their families. The Holiday House is a place where parents can go Christmas shopping for their children at no cost to them. We want to spread the joy of this giving season. Last year we provided gifts to 763 families and 2,064 children. We are seeking donations for all ages. We ask that all items donated be new, except for gently used bicycles or gaming systems.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Angel Sponsor $1,000: Sponsor provides toys, decorations, gift wrap, shopping supplies for Holiday House (Sponsor Name and Logo on banner, Logo will appear in all selfies as the Photo Booth backdrop, Press Release, Social Media, and special recognition at the event)
  • Snowman Sponsor $500: Sponsor provides toys, decorations, gift wrap, shopping supplies for Holiday House (Sponsor Logo on banner, Press Release, Social Media, and special recognition at the event)
  • Candy Cane Sponsor $250: Sponsor provides toys, decorations, gift wrap, shopping supplies for Holiday House (Press Release, Social Media, and special recognition at the event)

CLICK HERE to Donate. Designate Youth or Holiday House on the donation form.