Sunday, December 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
THRU Project supports young people leaving foster care and is a non-profit born at Unity Church of San Antonio. Co-founder of THRU and church member Elaine Hartle shares:
Seven years ago, THRU Project was born as a small service project under the watchful eye of the Unity Church minister, board, and members to serve the current and former foster youth of San Antonio. This church embraced the most at risk youth in our city—the young men and women who were aging out of foster care. These youth leave foster care without permanent housing, little education or job training, and, most important, without a single trusted adult to guide and support them in this critical time. But just by matching foster youth with a volunteer mentor, they are significantly more likely to graduate high school, attend higher education/job training and be employed, giving them a real chance at success. With the continued support of Rev. Jimmie Scott and the Unity CommUNITY, THRU Project now serves almost 150 current and former foster youth and has a reputation throughout the city and even at the state level for making a real difference in the lives of former foster youth. During this season of gratitude and remembrance, the staff, volunteers, and youth of THRU Project want all of Unity to know how much we appreciate your faith and support. You were there from the beginning and continue to be a beacon of light and love for foster youth in San Antonio.
For the event, please donate homemade cookies before the service on December 16, and bring them to the CommUNITY Center – the Unity youth will package them during the service for the THRU clients to take home. Then attend a light luncheon and dessert at 12:00 p.m. with THRU Clients. Funds donated earlier in the season will provide stuffed animals for THRU clients with small children. All of this has been made possible by your generosity. We thank you and look forward to seeing you at the Unity & Thru Holiday Connections outreach event!
Learn more about THRU, visit thruproject.org.