Last December, Tempest Technologies reached out to the folks at Friends of Youth to ask how we might be able to help those in need during the holiday season. Ellie Ashby, Volunteer Coordinator at the organization, responded with information about their Giving Tree program.
Friends of Youth is a program for at-risk individuals, young single mothers and young families who have small children. The young adults involved are age 18-24 and may have come from domestic abuse situations, may have been homeless, jobless, etc. and they are trying finish their education, find jobs and learn the life skills necessary to be able to provide for themselves and their children. The services, tools and support provided by the Friends of Youth organization give these young people the opportunity to make a successful transition to becoming fully independent and self-supporting.
Every holiday season the organization collects gift tags with the name and special request of each young individual in their program, then distributes them among businesses and individuals who are able to help purchase gifts that will bring a little holiday joy into their lives. Ellie sent us more than 30 gift tags, and our team made sure a gift was purchased for each person on our tree!
At Tempest Technologies, we're always looking for ways to give back to our community. Do you have a recommendation for a charity or cause that could use some support? Let us know!