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The Power of Sponsorship

You know how it is when you tell your kid that they are talented?  Yeah right, mom (insert eye roll).  But when someone randomly stops you to tell them that they have talent, it has a different ring to it, doesn’t it?  Suddenly, it’s not so hard to believe. 

Huh.  Talent.  Me?

It’s just like that with youth sponsorship.  We can tell the youth they have value until we are blue in the face (and we do!)  But we’ve seen how different it is for our youth when they hear it from YOU!  

We saw it when the youth received Christmas presents in direct answer to a wish list they’ve written.  Someone sponsored ME!

We saw it in our Christmas card campaign when you sent the youth messages of love and encouragement from the heart.

We see it every time members of the community bring a hot meal cooked with love.

The youth see you, seeing them, and it makes a difference.

In the year of our 20th anniversary, we’d like to invite you to join us in a new level of support for the youth at Why Not.  Joining our new Youth Sponsorship Team is a unique and special way to let our youth know that they are cared for, consistently and with an ongoing commitment to their direct wellbeing.

As a Youth Sponsor, you commit to giving monthly to sponsor a youth.

What will these funds help provide?

  • Psychotherapy

  • 1:1 tutoring 

  • Food or supplies for our food pantry or hot meal program

  • Leadership training

  • Our monthly celebration of youth achievements

  • Art supplies, etc. for regular programming 

  • Gas to accompany a youth to a necessary appointment

  • Bus tickets so youth can go to job interviews, school, or appointments

  • An Ontario Photo Card or replacement birth certificate

  • And on… and on…

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, becoming a youth sponsor is THE most valuable gift you can give our youth!

     Sponsorship means being chosen

          Sponsorship means recognizing value

               Sponsorship means being cared for and claimed

You can sponsor a youth for as little as $50 a month.  Why Not start today?

Youth Counseling


Sponsor A Youth Today!

By sponsoring a Why Not youth, you are sending the message that youth matter to you.  When Why Not covers the costs of these activities and says, “someone sponsored this for you”, that can dramatically shift someone’s mindset about their value. 

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