A letter from the founder of CAA, Laura Bostick.
2014 Event Letter
Over the holidays I was blessed with a very special Christmas gift: my first grandchild. I cannot describe the amount of love I have for her and how much I want to protect her from the world. Sometimes when I watch her sleep I think about the kids at Covenant House Michigan. It hurts my heart to know that many of them were abandoned by their families and didn’t feel loved until coming to Covenant House. I look at her and ask myself, “What would lead someone to abandon their child and leave them to survive on the streets?”
I have always been committed to saving children and, for the past six years, Calling All Angels has strived to support the efforts of Covenant House Michigan. Becoming a grandmother has made me even more determined–-through the Calling All Angels Outreach Center on campus—to fight for these kids and ensure that they are rescued from the streets. These youth cannot continue to go through life feeling unwanted. They, too, deserve to be loved and protected.
Because of your support, last year’s “Gaming to Give” event in support of Covenant House Michigan’s Outreach Program raised over $200,000 and was used to help hundreds of young people receive shelter, food, schooling and job opportunities. Let me share the story of one of these young people.
In foster care from the age of four, later adopted and abused, Stephan was in need of shelter and someone to encourage him. Within a month or two of his arrival to Covenant House, Stephan started working in the Street Outreach intern program. A year later he has finished his internship with Outreach, worked in the maintenance department and received a certification in landscape from the Greening of Detroit where he’ll begin working this spring. After receiving the basic necessities and a lot of love and encouragement, Stephan is on the road towards a successful, hopeful future! He is just one of the many success stories at Covenant House Michigan that are made possible by our generous donors.
We need to continue to help kids like Stephan succeed. I’m asking for your support once again. This year’s event will be held on October 24, 2014 at Penna’s in Sterling Heights. They also believe in Covenant House Michigan’s mission and have discounted their rates to support our goal.
Enclosed is information on becoming a sponsor of the upcoming Calling All Angels event. Please call me at 248-766-3663 if you have any questions or would like more information about Covenant House Michigan. Thank you for your continued support. Thank you for valuing children.
Your heart is our hope,
Calling All Angels
Calling All Angels and Covenant House Michigan
Calling All Angels has joined forces with Covenant House Michigan in their fight to end youth homelessness.
Covenant House Michigan is a nonprofit organization that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at risk youth ages 13 to 22. Kids who come to their doors had been abused and neglected, have slept on the streets, abandoned houses and have been forgotten by those who're supposed to care for them.
Through the gates of CHM , they become part of a family where they are brought in to the arms of staff, volunteers and donors who carry out their mission based on faith and belief that all of God's children deserve unconditional love, respect and hope. CHM provides these youth with shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services to help overcome homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. CHM's goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood. CALLING ALL ANGELS is proud to join forces with Covenant House and continue our fight to end the suffering of these children we find as the "forgotten ones".
Stephanie from Covenant House talking about why she does what she does for the Covenant House everyday on channel 4 news. Please take a minute and watch this heart warming video.