Dear Raffle Friends,

Fifteen months ago many of you bought a $50 Raffle Ticket to win 1 of 30, $500 gift cards to Bass Pro Shop. Today, I am asking you to help us as we launch our “Raising a Modern Day Princess” program, helping girls ages 18-23, who are homeless or have aged out of foster care, by sending a check for $50,  the cost of one raffle ticket.  I am not selling raffle tickets this time, but would like to encourage you to become involved in helping our homeless girls.

It is with great pleasure and excitement as I finished meeting yesterday with Family Resources Coordinators from some of our local churches to begin working with young ladies, ages 18-23.  Our goal is to have young women being placed in homes, beginning the first of December, with volunteers and families, being trained and equipped to provide the best possible care. These small groups of volunteers within the church will provide transportation, mentoring, tutoring, clothing and a safe place to live.

In looking over our stats the last 5 ½ years at our Independent Living Home, 64% of our homeless young men have enrolled and attended Valencia and 10% of our aged out foster youth have attended Valencia.  The local average of high school seniors enrolling and attending college is around 28%.  Grace Landing continues to push education! We are so proud of our boys!  Check out some of our boys on our website at www.gracelanding.com.

Your dollars sent to Grace Landing are producing results Grace Landing is proud of. I am writing this letter because one of our donors would like to provide matching funds, up to $40,000, during September, to help us move forward in helping young women.  For every dollar you donate, during September, he will match a $1.  How exciting!  Maybe you have never given to Grace Landing or maybe you give in another month, but if you would give this month your gift would DOUBLE.

To donate you may go to our website at www.gracelanding.com or mail us a check at Grace Landing, P.O. Box 702543, St. Cloud, Fl.  34770.

Thank you for being part of the success of our young men and now our young women.

Will you respond today with a gift of at least one raffle ticket, $50, to help provide loving and caring homes for our foster and homeless youth?