Giving Back For the Holidays

Giving Back For the Holidays

Here at Be Cherished we have been so thankful for all of the community support we have received since we have opened over the past 3 years. We wanted to do something to give back to our community, which got us all thinking about what could we do. Fortunately, we discovered the Maslow Project. Maslow Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization based in Medford, Oregon providing street outreach and basic needs, crisis intervention and advocacy, and essential support services to homeless children and youth, ages 0-21, and their families in Jackson County.

Did you know:

• Oregon has the highest percentage of homeless children in the nation, and Medford ranks 3rd highest in homeless students in Oregon.
• Approximately one out of every ten students in Jackson County is homeless. Most of these youth are homeless along with their entire families.
• Maslow Project provided services to a total of 1,552 homeless Jackson County children and teens, and their families, during their 2012-2013 program year.
• The average age of Maslow Project’s clients is 11 years old.
• 313 of the children Maslow Project provided services to last year were aged 5 and under.
• Last year, Maslow Project distributed a total of 1,872 free food boxes through their drop-in Resource Center; providing approximately 6,500 meals to hungry homeless children and teens.
• 68% of the homeless high school seniors in the Maslow Project worked with completed their high school education, a rate that is 5% higher than the Medford School District’s overall graduation  rate.

Please join us on December 6 to give to the Maslow Project.
We will be accepting donations all day.