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Volunteers for Youth recently launched an initiative to celebrate 20 years of work since our birth as a local organization in 1998.  During the past 20 years we have had tremendous impacts on our Rogers County youth through our PAL mentoring programs, our BLAST after school program, our StepUp program, our U-Turn Academy and through our prevention and healthy living work.  Our goal is to have an even greater impact in the future.

One of our ongoing needs is continued funding to be able to bring these crucial services to our community. Each year we experience less support from grants, state funding and foundations.  As we turn 20 years old, we feel we are wiser than when we first began this endeavor.  In celebration of our birthday, we are encouraging 20 of our most loyal supporters to partner with us in a different way.  You may be thinking, “here comes their ask for more support”.  But, we are only asking for a little bit of your time.  Our goal is to build long-term sustainability for Volunteers for Youth, so that we are around for another 20 years and more.

We are launching a “20 for 20” campaign that focuses on you, your family, and your legacy. What does this mean?  We are asking that 20 of our supporters commit to have a conversation about legacy and planning with our gift planning office.  Every conversation is complimentary, confidential, and customized to each family’s goals and desires.  Our belief is that you will get vital information that will help you plan for your family, your finances, and support causes you are passionate about.

Can we count you in as one of our 20 conversations for this year? If so, please contact us as soon as possible. You can read more about our involvement with the Tulsa Community Foundation’s Planned Giving Partnership and see the current list of participating nonprofits by visiting https://tulsacf.org/whatwedo/planned-giving-partnership/

 

Are you an Amazon Prime member or do you purchase from Amazon.com?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Rogers County Volunteers for Youth every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our organization. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to search for Rogers County Volunteers for Youth to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, they may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to Rogers County Volunteers for Youth. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.