On October 10th, we broke the lousy news: Capitol Hill homeless youth nonprofit Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets was having a hard time paying its Summit Ave rent.
By the 16th, Elaine Simons, director of the nearly 20-year-old organization, told CHS more than $30,000 had already been raised. Monday, Mayor Mike McGinn’s office announced that a source for a big seed grant has been identified:
Today we announced a $20,000 matching grant for Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS), an organization for homeless teens and young adults that has struggled financially recently.
For every dollar the Seattle community donates to PSKS, the City will match it – up to $20,000. Let’s help this incredible organization get a head start on 2013. I know that Seattle can pull together, as our city has done time and time again, to support important local efforts to help those in need.
It’s good news for PSKS — and the community. The organization provides support and services to homeless youth and “daily drop-in hours where kids can get dry and warm, and have a hot meal.” To help unlock the full value of the grant, you can give to PSKS through the Seattle Foundation site.