The Gift of Education Empowers Homeless Children

The Gift of Education Empowers Homeless Children

From Leslie Bridges

Our business is raising money to interrupt the cycle of childhood homelessness. Please join us.

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Last year I was visiting the Monarch School in San Diego where I live and work. This is an accredited K-12 school that serves 100% children impacted by homelessness. A young woman engaged me with a huge smile and burst forth about her soon-to-be journey to college in the Bay Area. She was positively electric about her future and wanted me to know that what everyone did to help Monarch made a real difference in the lives of young homeless children. She was the embodiment of hope. She then generously invited me to her graduation ceremony and we shared a hug good-bye. I was moved and began to think about how to help create more opportunity for people  like this amazing young woman. And I wanted to do something that would encourage corporate entities to give to a ground-breaking cause they might not know about.

I decided to set up a fund-raising campaign sponsored by our company, Builder Promotions, a nationwide firm in the San Diego community. Our clients are the Nation's Home Builders and we support their mission to enable the American Dream of home ownership. Between our Clients, our Supply chain partners and other Stakeholders (and friends), we hope to collectively contribute to Monarch's mission. If we can build homes for Americans who already have a roof over their head, why not build an "education roof" that provides children protective shelter from a future of adult homelessness. Monarch offers an education and wrap-around support services that breed the intense form of hope that propels a young person toward their dreams. This is what struck me in my encounter with the effusive college-bound student I met on my visit to Monarch.

Monarch's model is one that could be eventually replicated nationwide which is why we think it's so important. Wherever you are located, a contribution helps this school flourish.  Whether you are a Home Builder entity, one of our valued supply chain partners, one of our many wonderful individual clients or our friends, we hope you will join us. No amount is too small.

Contributions will be given directly to the Monarch School by Builder Promotions. Look for updates on our Social Media. Please tell your friends and colleagues!

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