... Bellingham, Washington — During the month of October participating local breweries will be sponsoring a Survival Drive forNorthwest Youth Services. The drive will help young people experiencing homelessness during winter months receive necessary survival items such as tents, sleeping bags, warm clothing, and food.
On , each participating brewery will kick off the month-long drive with a “Drink Out” fundraising event: 10 percent of drink sales for that day will benefit Northwest Youth Services’ Detour Street Outreach Program.
Northwest Youth Services provides housing and wrap-around support services to young people age 13 to 24 in Whatcom and Skagit County. The nonprofit’s mission is to collaborate with at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth to foster self-reliance. Their vision is that all young people have a place to belong: to be safe, heard, and valued.
Outdoor gear is “leisure gear” for some – but for young people sleeping outside, it is essential for survival. Help homeless youth stay warm this winter by donating in-demand items to Northwest Youth Services during October Survival Drive. Make a donation at any of the participating breweries: Aslan Brewing Co.,Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Kulshan Brewing Co., andWander Brewing.
Survival Drive Checklist:
- Sleeping bags
- Warm & waterproof jackets, pants, gloves, boots
- Warm socks
- Instant warm beverages and soups
Learn more about Northwest Youth Services and how you can help end youth homelessness by visiting their website at www.nwys.org.