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Building ongoing relationships with at-risk individuals in the Mat-Su by helping with a foundational need and introducing preventative + positive connections.

in colaboration with

Northgate Alaska - Mat Su Health Foundation - THRIVE - Youth 360 - Santa Cop & Heroes Program -BETTERTOGETHERAK Fred Meyers - Home Depot - MatSu Homebuilders Association - United Way Mat-Su - One Youth Network - Kicks4Kids - MatSu Seahawkers Teen Challenge -Mat Su Borough Emergency Response - Heart Reach Center - Tons of Fun Entertainment - Elwoods - Refuge Cross Fit Active Soles - Local Food Banks - Setfree - Matsu Faith Based Orginizations - Safe Families
....and many other community leaders like you.

Who we help

at risk youth

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL

SHOE GIVEAWAY

Fit to feet ~2500 pairs of New Shoes + Socks to School age Children, then giveaway shoes & snowgear to high risk youth through collaborative orginizations.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY CARNIVAL

Surrounding the AUG shoe event, we supply a cost free carnival that may be financially out of reach for MatSue Families.

Amusement Rides - Lunch - Bouncy Houses - Obstacle Courses - Carnival Treats.

Encouraging IAMSOMEBODY activities.

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KEEP THE FUN COMING @ THRIVE AND OYN

 

Throughout the registration and carnival process, we offer multiple opportunities to sign up for ongoing events designed to reduce isolation, substance abuse, and suicide in youth. Each kid will get a PERKS CARD with high value coupons + KEEP THE CUN COMING connection opportunities.

low income families

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VALLEY BLESSING

THANKSGIVING DINNER BASKET. Joining Faith Based community and local Food Bank to supply ingredients for ~2000 thanksgiving dinners

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iAMSOMEBODY

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iamsomebody activities volunteers and families can do as they go through dinner basket supply lines.

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STAY CONNECTED

Contact information for orinizations such as

Connect Mat-su, Set Free Alaska, Teen Challenge, Safe Families, Heart Reach.

isolated Seniors

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CHRISTMAS WISHLIST

FOR ISOLATED SENIORS

Community sponsors go shopping or donate towards unique wishlists submitted by seniors who have no friends or family in the area for the Holiday Season. Before delivery, sponsors can choose to attend a wrapping party or drop off before hand.

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GIFTS & CONNECTIONS

Seniors choose how they want to receive their wishlist

BE A FRIEND HOLIDAY PARTY

Community sponsors host a festive party at NORTHGATE ALASKA where seniors can open their gifts and visit with the community.

CHRISTMAS DAY VISIT OR DOOR DROP.

Local fire, police, EMS, and public servants take gifts and visit seniors in their homes.

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EMERGENCY

RESPONSE

In collaboration with community partners.

Volunteers check in, help using their skills, and bring supplies to isolated seniors in the event there is a declared emergency.