Help Youth United "Raise the Roof" this spring. They need $9,000 to sponsor the roof on the next Youth United Build. Here are ways you can donate now: Give Now Donate online
and have a direct impact in the Youth United program. Be sure to designate "Youth United" in the special instructions section of the donation page. Give now> Picnic Table Raffle
We are raffling two picnic tables that were handmade, hand-painted and loved on by the youth and volunteers of the Golden Crescent. Tickets will be sold this weekend:
- Friday, October 3, from 6-8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Swing by our office while you're downtown at 207 N. Glass St. to purchase your tickets. $5 for one or $20 for five. Winners will be drawn on Monday, Oct. 6.
Go Out to Eat
Forget cooking lunch or dinner - go out to eat and do something good while you're at it.
- Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
11 a.m.-12 a.m. | Sunday, Oct. 5
Print this BWW ticket. Present it at the restaurant (7905 N. Navarro St.) and a portion of your bill will be donated to Youth United. Dine in or Carry Out.
- Peter Piper Pizza Fundraiser
11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 6
Head to Peter Piper Pizza (3603 N. Navarro St.) for food, video games and family fun and 15 percent of your purchase will be donated to Youth United. Mention the fundraiser at check out. More info>
About Youth United
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity is putting together a steering committee for Youth United 2014.
Youth United (YU) is a movement within Habitat for Humanity that is designed to engage young people, ages 5-25, in Habitat’s work by empowering them to completely sponsor and build a Habitat House.
The youth will do the planning, fundraising, promotion and actual building of the house.
The four main goals of the YU programs are:
- Provide leadership roles for young people within Habitat For Humanity
- Involve diverse youth from different organizations, faiths, age groups and backgrounds working together in meaningful volunteer roles
- Actively involving Habitat For Humanity homeowner children as volunteer partners
- Engaging youth people in Habitat For Humanity’s mission and in their local communities
In the Golden Crescent area, the goal is to tap into this energetic resource and develop the next generation of civil leadership and encourage their already giving hearts.
Along with increasing community spirit, the youth learn skills such as fundraising and public relations that will benefit them well beyond their high school experience.
The spirit of volunteerism is planted firmly and nurtured in an organized, meaningful manner.
Interested youth and youth group leaders are asked to call Rebekah at 361-573-2511 or email her at Rebekah@goldencrescenthabitat.org to confirm their attendance.
From the early stages, this core group of young people will plan and carry out the project. Along the way, they will learn
key planning and development skills that will serve them through college and beyond.
More Youth Involvement Ideas
Looking for more ideas for youth activities? Check out these ideas:
Hold a food collection drive to fill the pantry for a new homeowner family.
Draw greeting cards to sell as a Habitat fundraiser.
Participate in the house dedication ceremony by performing a song or skit.
Help adults with setting up meals for work site volunteers.
Designate Sunday School collections or money raised from collecting refundable cans and bottles for buying a specific house component.
Coordinate a birthday gift project for homeowner children.
Construct and paint window boxes as housewarming gifts or as fundraising items.
Design t-shirts to be used or sold at a Habitat event.
Hold a bake sale at church as a fundraising event.
Send each volunteer a thank-you note or send one note to the group leader for the whole group.
Apply labels, stuff envelopes, help church Habitat volunteers with organizing mailings.
Build birdhouses as housewarming gifts or fundraising items.
Plan part of the house dedication ceremony and help take part in it.
Hold a services auction at church benefiting Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity. Auction off babysitting or lawn cutting services as a fundraiser.
(Youth ages 12-15 can landscape Habitat houses, do job site clean-up and paint.)
Provide babysitting for children of homeowners and volunteers.
Clean house before new homeowners move in.
Volunteer with a youth work team at the work site.
Organize and serve meals to volunteer workers.
Plan and help implement a celebration to recognize all of the volunteers who have worked on the house.
(Youth 16-17 can do general construction activities with adult supervision using hand tools.)
(Youth 18 and over can use power tools with proper safety training.)
Links of Interest
Habitat for Humanity International
Youth Service America
HFHI YOUTH United