For Immediate Release
January 11, 2016
Warm up to the Coldest Day of the Year to benefit the Overnight Youth Shelter at Briarpatch
Madison, WI: Where will I sleep tonight? Today in Dane County, approximately 300 homeless youth will ask this question, however, the recently opened overnight youth shelter at Briarpatch is providing a warm and safe place for some of those teens to stay. And several area businesses are pulling together to help raise funds to support Briarpatch’s efforts so that they can continue to provide a warm and safe haven for teens, every night.
January 16-20th is traditionally the coldest day of the year in Wisconsin. This time of year may be feel chilly and glum, so You Move Me, a Madison area moving company and Rosie’s Café have pulled together to make this time a little warmer with a simple act of kindness, all to benefit Briarpatch!
Warm up to the Coldest Day of the Year!
With Rosie’s Coffee Bar and You Move Me, to benefit the youth shelter at Briarpatch!
Come in to Rosie’s Coffee Bar & Bakery on Monona Drive Wednesday January 20th from 6:30am – 12 noon and make a donation in exchange for a warm coffee or hot chocolate! It’s that easy. You make a donation, you get a drink in exchange, and all donations go to Briarpatch.
Since 1971, Briarpatch Youth Services has been the primary resource for at-risk youth and their families in Dane County. And now, they are taking a big step forward to help these youth even more, by opening the first-ever facility in Dane County dedicated to providing temporary shelter to homeless youth ages 13-17.
Cedric Johnson, Development & Communications Director for Briarpatch youth services explains, “1,181 Dane County high school students reported being kicked out of home by their parents within the last 12 months. Briarpatch offers a range of services (at no cost to families) that make sure these youth get back into a safe living situation, back into school, and onto a safe and healthy path.”
- $125 provides one teen safe overnight shelter
- $40 provides one hour of individual or family counseling
- $10 provides two meals for a homeless teen
The whole community is invited to participate. Come warm up to the Coldest Day of the Year on Wednesday January 20th at Rosie’s Café in Monona. Enjoy a warm drink and know that whatever amount you can give is appreciated and will help provide warm and safe shelter for homeless teens!
For more information visit: http://www.youthsos.org/
Event Contact Information:
Amber Swenor, Strategic Partners Marketing
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