- by MaReesa Dawn on my facebook wall on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 9:31am
There are a growing number of youth faced with challenges that require the support of our community, each year. The Pathways to Success Foundation (Pathways) was formed to provide the necessary life skills, education, and work readiness training to a traditionally underserved population.
We provide services to all children, who are currently and/or have previously been in the foster care system as well as at-risk youth who may be displaced from their families.
Recently, our community partners and staff have expressed their overwhelming concern that so many parents are unable to provide food and/or toys for their children during this holiday season.
Therefore, we have set a company goal to provide assistance to one hundred (100) families and we need your help to make this possible. Please consider making a monetary donation, donating ten (10) gift cards at a value of $20.00 or more from your business or another local business in the area, or purchasing items on our sponsorship list to assist us in meeting our goal.
A donation of any kind allows us to provide food, toys, clothes, and/or supplies for families in need. If your business requires you to seek authorization from a corporate office and you are thinking you just don’t have enough time, would you and your staff consider personally adopting a family and providing them with gift cards or toys based on the staff’s donation? We are appreciative of any donation that you are able to assist us with.
By assisting us in our Christmas Sponsorship, you can make the difference in a child’s life whose parents are unable to make his or her Christmas wish come true. It is our belief that every child deserves to have enough food and to be happy on Christmas morning.
Together, our joint efforts can and will make a difference in a youth’s holiday festivities. Please review the attached list and submit your sponsorship form to Pathways to Success Foundation, Post Office Box 271, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Pathways to Success Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization and has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Please review your generous donation with your tax professional in order to receive the appropriate tax credit.
Paul Crenshaw, Executive Director
Pathways to Success Foundation
Suggested Sponsorship Items
This list is just a suggested list. We are always thankful for any type of donation that you are able to provide.
Age Range: Birth to 17 years of age.
Based on the need, you may select items for any age group.
Clothing–All clothing items must be new.
3. Gloves (any size)
4. Coats (any size)
5. Socks (any size)
8. Shirts (long sleeve)
- 1. Children & Teen Books
- 2. Stuffed animals
- 3. Games (Board and/or Electronic)
- 4. Electronic Learning games & tools
- 5. Dolls & accessories
- 6. Legos
- 7. Puzzles
- 8. Racing Cars and Trains
- 9. Bikes
- Arts & Craft Supplies
- Educational Toys
All gift cards will be used to purchase items for the children or given to the children in need.
- 1. Movies
- 2. McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut, Panera Bread,etc.
- 3. Bowling alley
- 4. Toys-R-Us
- 5. Walmart
- 6. Target
- 7. Gaming Stores
- 8. Master or Visa gift cards
- 9. Sport Stores
- Grocery Stores (Food Lion, Kroger, Martins, etc)
- Charlotte Russ (teen girls)
- Bath & Body (teen girls)
- Lids (teen boys-hats)
- DTR (boys)
- TJ Maxx