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Playground for Children of the Keystone Shelter Program

Playground for Children of the Keystone Shelter Program

share-hope-save-date-2016-dad-and-girl-copyA bright pink piece of paper stuck to the front door. Five-year-old Austin can’t read the words but he knows what it means: another move. Since his mom, Kelly, was laid off, they have moved a lot. One small suitcase for clothes and his Spiderman backpack with a few small toys are loaded into the packed car.  Every move means more toys, friends, and pieces of his heart are left behind.

Kelly hugs Austin tightly as she helps him into his car seat. She tries to kiss away his tears as she whispers softly, “I am so sorry, someday…”

Homelessness is extremely hard on grown-ups and is heartbreaking for a child.

This year, over sixty local children, like Austin, and their families, have been given a safe and healthy place to live through our housing program. Our passion at Keystone reaches beyond just providing food, housing, and literacy– we are committed to restoring hope.

This GivingTuesday, Keystone would like to invite you to participate with us in a special playground project for our emergency day shelter. This project will provide local children at our emergency day shelter with a playground, an outside oasis for these children who have lost so much. A special space just their own where they can step out of their grown-up problem world, and laugh, play, and be kids again.  It may seem like a small thing but it will make a huge difference in the lives of these little ones caught in the storm of poverty.

Housing instability is not easy for children, but your financial donation will help Keystone create a special outdoor oasis for kids like Austin while their families stay at the shelter.   $3500 is our project goal to purchase this much-needed new playground for the children of our emergency shelter program.  If you and your family would like to help us reach this goal by donating please follow the link below. Your donation will bring countless hours of joy to these children.

Thank you so much for making a difference in the lives of these local children through your support of Keystone. Every child should have the chance to swing, play, laugh, and be a kid! Please click here to donate

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Any additional funds raised will go to help those in our area struggling with food, housing, and literacy challenges.