Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is joining the May 5th #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity. A national nonprofit, YAP hopes to generate awareness and donations to support community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement.
#GivingTuesdayNow is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The Tuesday, May 5th, global call to action will generate support for communities and nonprofits like YAP that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic, YAP faces our biggest challenge ever; while safe, socially distanced services continue, some program funding has disappeared,” said YAP CEO Jeff Fleischer. “This is a time when youth who would otherwise be in prison or placement are in urgent need of community-based services to keep them safely home.”
You can support YAP through #GivingTuesdayNow with a donation and/or by showing support for YAP. Share a YAP social media post or email this one to a friend. Call or FaceTime a neighbor or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while. Share an inspirational poem or post with your social media community. The #GivingTuesdayNow global movement is about opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.
Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are. To learn more and/or to support youth and families served by YAP, please visit yapinc.org/donate.