Saturday, December 13, 2008

WIND Youth Services Seeks Donations

Photo from the story in the Sacramento Bee.
WIND Youth Services is seeking cooking gear and other donations to help homeless Sacramento youth the organization aids.

A story today in the Sacramento Bee, "Center for homeless teens needs cooking gear," highlighted cooking classes WIND offers to homeless teens, and reported on the inadequate cookware and utensils the young people had to prepare meals. The north Sacramento drop-in center provides breakfast and lunch to youth it serves.

"I do a lot of cooking in the kitchen," said one young woman, Elizabeth, who was aided by WIND as a teen, but now, at age 20, is a cook and janitor for the organization. "I couldn't find any tongs to turn the chicken patties today. I used a big spoon. You use what you have."

In addition to cookware, dinnerware and utensils, the organization is in need of a durable refrigerator freezer.

The organization’s Christmas Wish List includes many other types of items they could use to gladden the Christmas of impoverished and homeless young people. Gift cards, electronic toys, entertainment items, personal-care items and art supplies are included on their list.

See the Donate page at WIND’s webspace for detailed information about how you may give items or make a cash donation.

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