$25 – Will allow a teen to purchase a new blouse or leggings from Target
$50 – Provides quarterly school supplies for a teen trying to achieve her high school diploma
$75 – Covers a week’s worth of the healthy, nutritious school snacks for teen moms
$100 – Pays for the clothing and shoes for one of our residents to start her first job.
$250 – Provides an infant with a month’s worth of formula, diapers, and wipes
$500 – Sponsors a teen mom and her child for one month, and provides them with the resources to purchase clothing, household and personal hygiene items.
Any amount that is meaningful to you!
You have changed Allyson’s life:
Imagine being 10 years old. It’s after school and you are looking for a snack, but there is no food in the kitchen cabinets. The refrigerator is also empty. You are so hungry it’s hard to concentrate on your homework. You don’t know when your parents will be home, or if they are coming home tonight.
Two days later you are packing up your belongings into a trash bag. A woman from social services says you can’t live with your parents anymore and uses words like ‘neglect’ and ‘substance abuse’. You are being taken away from everything you’ve known, and separated from your siblings. There is nothing you can do, you are powerless.
This is the first chapter of Allyson’s story. 7 years later, she left the foster care system 4-months pregnant. When she arrived at Mary’s Path, Allyson was determined to be the first in her family to finish high school. With the assistance of Mary’s Path’s Case Manager, and through your support, Allyson graduated from Foothill High School.
Your support helped us transport Allyson to and from school, and provided her with 1:1 tutoring in math and science. You have provided Allyson with the resources needed to write the second chapter in her life, a chapter that she can be proud of.
We can’t thank you enough.
There are dozens more teen mothers like Allyson who, with a little guidance and mentoring, can break the cycle of poverty. But we can’t do it without your support.
To donate via text - text the word GIVE to (714) 584-6460.