Port Huron, MI — In a time when large gatherings are prohibited, many nonprofit organizations are trying to innovate new ways to connect with donors and organize fundraising opportunities. SONS Outreach is hoping to raise $40,000 in donations with a virtual event to replace its annual banquet and golf outing.
SONS Outreach has been serving at-risk youth in the Blue Water area since 1992 by providing recreational activities, team mentoring, leadership training, and self-esteem building programs. Executive Director Tyrone Burrell says the organization has helped over 14,000 boys and girls in the community.
“Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are holding one big virtual fundraiser instead of our usual banquet and golf outing. We know that the community believes in what we provide to young people in the Blue Water Area, and we hope they will continue to support us during this time of great change when kids need support more than ever before,” said Burrell.
He also noted that SONS has a history of helping youth make positive choices during critical times in their lives. “One of our biggest success stories is a young man who struggled throughout high school, getting in with the wrong crowd and getting in trouble,” said Burrell. “He got involved with SONS and we helped direct him to service in the military, and he is now 31 years old and a successful business owner in Atlanta, Georgia. I know that without SONS, he would not be where he is today, and he is the first person to tell you that.”
For more information about donating to SONS virtual campaign, visit their website <HERE>.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand