[Gift Giving Project]
Story by Jenny Schuster
Photography provided by Matthew's Voice Project
Tis the season!!! It is hard to believe that the Holidays are almost upon us and during these crazy times, we wanted to shout it from the rooftops that Matthew’s Voice Project (non-profit) is continuing our gift giving Sign-Up as we have in previous years.
Who are We?
If you haven’t heard about us or our mission, please check us out at www.matthewsvoiceproject.com or on our Facebook page at Matthew’s Voice Project.
The needs are greater than ever for our students experiencing homelessness and we want to be there for them and we would love to have you join us! We can’t wait to make some holiday wishes come true for our homeless youth in the community.
How can we help make a difference?
Keep your eyes open for our upcoming Holiday lists (soon to be released) for our students. They are personalized with each child given the opportunity to ask for a need, a want or a wish. Knowing they may receive one thing, everything or maybe something different. Our primary goal is to make this personalized and special for these children already going through so much. If you want to be part of something truly special, keep your eyes open for our updates on Facebook or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support! Happy Holidays!
Fargo Public School Homeless Liaison
"We have been a part of MVP’s virtual giving tree for several years. The generosity of our community is over-whelming to say the least. Personalized gifts are purchased for each individual child experiencing homelessness to provide those ‘just right’ gifts. Oodles and oodles of beautifully wrapped packages are lined up and ready for pickup by the families right before the holidays. I feel privileged to be a part of the group that gets to distribute them to our families that we work with. It is truly a joyful day to see parents and help to make their holidays a little brighter. Heartfelt gratitude is expressed over and over! When speaking with many of our older students regarding the gifts, I am always in awe of their shock that so many people want to help them. I had one student comment that when he got on his feet, he also wanted to be able to give back to others in the same way. My heart was overflowing…"
WFPS School Social Worker/Homeless Liaison
“Matthew’s Voice Project has been an incredible support to students experiencing homelessness within West Fargo Public Schools. Whenever there is a need that is unmet I have been fortunate enough to be able to reach out to Matthew’s Voice for assistance with providing many items to students. I have been with WFPS since 2016 and have been working with Matthew’s Voice since starting as the district’s homeless liaison. Matthew’s Voice Project has not only assisted with supplying hygiene products, food, winter gear, and clothing, but has also provided joy during the holidays. Matthew’s Voice Project has been doing a holiday gift event each year that has provided our homeless students with gifts during the holiday season. It has brought so much joy to the students as they receive gifts they may not have otherwise received. Matthew’s Voice Project has gone above and beyond for our students and I am so grateful for this wonderful partnership. Seeing what Matthew’s Voice Project has done throughout our community is heartwarming!”
Matthew’s Voice Project (MVP) was created in an effort to assist students in our public schools who are identified as experiencing homelessness. Much of MVP’s focus is on unaccompanied youth (no parents or guardians in their lives), providing them with the support and encouragement they need to complete high school.
Over the past several years, MVP has worked with an area photographer, stylists and retail businesses to arrange for portraits for graduating seniors who would otherwise not have the opportunity.
Our continued goal is to assist homeless students with more pressing day-to-day needs:
Monetary donations can be made on our website at www.matthewsvoiceproject.com or on FB on Matthew's Voice Project. Donations go directly into a fund for these kids and go specifically to the needs of the students to help them succeed and graduate from school.
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