Youth Against Poverty's corporate partner Shoe Biz SF is supporting our pop-up store this August. We are very excited to hear from this local business that "Shoebiz will be 100% behind this event". This dedicated company has donated products to some of our previous events, such as the pop-up shoe store we held last summer in Los Altos. Even with their busy schedules and opening of a new store in Blackhawk Plaza, Danville, Shoe Biz has still remained involved and supportive of Youth Against Poverty's projects. We greatly appreciate the generosity of Shoe Biz SF and their tireless dedication to alleviating poverty. We encourage you to learn more about the business here: http://www.shoebizsf.com/
Youth Against Poverty's Executive Board met today to discuss the upcoming pop-up store this August. Our agenda included developing a new logo, seeking more corporate partnerships and improving the upcoming store. Our goal with every new project is to build off of benefits in the past. For example, we thought that having more incentives and appeal to windowshoppers would be a great way to improve sales. We also discussed possible attention-grabbers to help attract more customers. Everyone is energized from this last board meeting and hope that all of our supporters are also excited for the latest pop-up store this August!
The hard-working board at Youth Against Poverty has decided to reschedule the pop-up charity store to this coming AUGUST. We believe that this will be a greater opportunity since we can have an event during the "Back to School" shopping period. We will have the same beneficiaries and the drive to collect art supplies for the DoSomething.org/Art Feeds collaborative project. We are excited for another event to support Haitian orphans and San Franciscan families, trying to tackle both local and global poverty issues! We will announce dates and location ASAP. Thank you all for your continued support!
We continue to appreciate and work with amazing corporate partners like Converse, Reebok, Adidas and Puma, but we recognize the need to expand our company outreach. It is important to have diverse products and ensure that we do not exacerbate the generosity of our amazing partners! If you are a company seeking a charitable way to utilize overstocked, out of season or sample products, or could reccommend a company that is, please contact Amanda Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Against Poverty is excited to announce that we will be holding another one of our signature "pop-up" charity stores! Once again, all of our products will be donated from our generous corporate partners and a volunteer staff will operate the store.
One unique twist on this event is that it will be a joint fundraiser. Our proceeds will go to benefit both our local and global community. Our local partner is Compass Family Services, an organization based in San Francisco that helps provide services such as counseling, childcare and matching permanent housing to economically disadvantaged families (http://compass-sf.org/). Our other partner is Global Family Philanthropy, an Arizona-based nonprofit working to improve the living situation and health of orphans in Haiti (http://globalfamilyphilanthropy.org/). We will be supporting their efforts to build and run a successful clinic in North East Haiti.
We will also be holding an art supplies collection drive through DoSomething.org's Healing Oklahoma initiative. This drive will be providing unused supplies for on-the-ground organizations in Moore, Oklahoma. The children affected by the tornado will receive free access to theraputic and educational artistic programs to help recover from the trauma that they have faced (http://www.dosomething.org/ok).
We are excited for this new project, and encourage you to return to this website as well as visit our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Against-Poverty/120734315517?fref=ts) and Twitter (@Youth AgainstPov) often. We will announce the dates and location of the next "pop-up" charity store ASAP.