November is National Runaway Prevention Month!

November is National Runaway Prevention Month!

Dear Friends of Oz,

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with troubling news stories? We know that feeling. But, every week something good is happening at Project Oz.

Through our programs more kids are reaching out for help with mental health concerns, making good choices about alcohol and other drugs, graduating from school, building stronger relationships, starting first jobs, and getting first apartments.

In the face of challenging situations, our youth inspire us with their talents, strength, and resilience.When caring adults like you and I work together to keep youth safe and provide the support they need, there’s no limit to what our young people can achieve.

This month, for National Runaway Prevention Month, we’d like to invite you to join us as we “Shine a Light” on the needs of youth in Central Illinois, the programs we offer to help keep kids safe, and to urge everyone in our community to be a source of light, hope, and support for youth. Throughout the next several weeks, we will be sharing personal stories and information through social media to raise awareness and funds to empower youth.

To maximize our impact, however, we need you. If you are active on Facebook or Instagram, please help us amplify our voice this month by serving as a social media ambassador. You can help by:

  1. Following, liking, sharing, and engaging with our posts on Facebook or Instagram.
  2. Inviting your friends to “like us” and letting them know why our work is important to you.
  3. Choosing Project Oz as your Giving Tuesday nonprofit of choice on Tuesday November 27th.
    or
    You may also donate direct on our “Shine a Light” campaign page.

Thank you for joining us in building a community where all our young people can develop their full potential and share their unique talents and voices!

Lisa Thompson
Executive Director

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