“AUSTIN YES Gives Thanks:” A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

First, let me say thank you for believing in our mission over the last year. Your support, whether through spreading awareness, fundraising, sponsoring, volunteering, or a simple like on our social media, has led us to have a successful year. It doesn’t seem like ‘thank you’ can be said enough but know that we appreciate you from the bottom of our hearts.

We approached 2021 with a plan to open 10 Little Lockers, to provide even more school supply kits to students across our markets, and to encourage students in all grade levels to develop a passion about science, technology, engineering, and math. Whew, what a year and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Your support inspired me to set bigger goals for 2022. I know WE can continue to have students feel prepared because they have the right tools to succeed at the start of the school year. I know WE can continue to encourage literacy by providing more access to books and educational materials. I know WE can inspire the future leaders of our communities by forming a passion for careers related to STEM.

Together, let’s install 12-14 Little Lockers within the markets we serve. Let’s support more than 75,000 students with free school supplies. Let’s award $125,000 to schools, youth-focused community programs, and teachers with our YES grants.

Our vision combined with your support will allow us to reach these goals and we want to get started before the end of this year!

Our goal is to raise $20,000.

Here is how your gift can make an impact:

$1,000 – Allows us to purchase and install a Little Locker

$500 – Helps with the purchase of books for one Little Locker for a semester

$250 – Supports 2 classrooms with free school supplies

$100 – Covers 80% of cost for 1 elementary aged robotic kit

$50 – Aids in the cost of art supplies & crafts for a Little Locker during the summer months

$25 – Provides 4 elementary students with free school supplies

It is easy to make a difference today, just click on the green button below that says “DONATE NOW.”

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely,

Danielle Gunter
Executive Director