If you are not able to attend the 2017 POLO for Change and would still like to make a donation, please complete the requested information below or contact Vanessa Frates at 916-453-1482 ext.12
Without support from donors and community members like you, this program would not be possible. And we mean that literally, not figuratively.
While Saint John's has grown by 60% in recent years - we now serve up to 180 women and children daily on an annual operating budget approaching $5 million, 40% of that budget is funded entirely through donations. With 300 individuals still on Saint John's waiting list, and a deeper understanding of the long-term effects homelessness has on families, the need for a solution is more urgent today than perhaps ever before. Your participation is key to making Real Change happen for some of our region's most vulnerable women and children.
Saint John's is different from any other program available. By focusing on the root causes rather than the symptoms of homelessness, Saint John's clients work to break the cycle of dependency and hopelessness by learning how to become independent and successful. They get support to make this happen that allows them to focus on education, sobriety, personal health, building healthy relationships and employment. In the end, they develop confidence and self-esteem, AND they begin to break the cycle. In short, we seek to provide a cure, not just a band-aid.
On behalf of the clients, the alumnae, the staff, the more than 1,000 volunteers and the members of Saint John's Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support. In the wise words of Anne Frank: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."