Our Christmas Wish:
Help us raise $5,000
for our Friendship
For Release: Dec. 15, 2010
Community Renewal International depends upon the support of many individuals, churches, corporations, foundations, civic organizations and many other groups. It is only through the combined effort of caring partners that we can make this world a home where every single child is safe and loved.
During this season of giving, we are asking you to give a special donation that will help support the work of our Community Renewal Friendship Houses. This is where we have the greatest life-changing and even life-saving impact on at-risk children and youth in our community.
Listen to Jarmika Cooks, a young woman whose life was changed for the better through a Shreveport Friendship House. Jarmika is shown at right with CRI's Shelley Ryan Gray.
"Through Youth Club, I was able to get a mentor who helped me physically, emotionally and spiritually. She taught me how to build my self-esteem and be confident... Look at me now. I am the first to graduate from high school in my family. I am the first to make the Honor Roll. I am the first to go to college. Thank you Community Renewal for helping me through this lifelong journey."
We would like to raise $5,000 through this end-of-the-year effort and then sow these seeds into our Friendship Houses for 2011, when we expect to hear many more testimonies like the one shared by Jarmika!
Will you please help? You can donate here on our web site by clicking on the Donate button on the left side of this page or on our home page. Your donation is handled safely and securely by PayPal. If you prefer, you can also send your check to Community Renewal, 838 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.
CRI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support!