July Tzedakah Box Supports Project Avary
Our July tzedakah donations support Project Avary, a non-profit dedicated to improving life outcomes among children with parents in prison. Seventy percent of children whose parents have been incarcerated suffer from emotional problems, including anxiety, withdrawal, shame, depression and PTSD; they are at higher risk for homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction and teen pregnancy; they struggle in school, and are more likely to drop out and end up in juvenile detention than their peers.
Project Avary is unique in that it makes a ten-year commitment to each child, providing long-term guidance, training and support from preadolescence to young adulthood. Avary's year-round children’s program provides enrichment activities, teaches social and life skills, and offers a residential summer learning camp in a natural setting for self-discovery and reflection. This is followed by a teen program, which offers outdoor and wilderness education, mentoring, life skills training, and leadership opportunities. Your generous donations will help sustain a community that gives kids a deep sense of belonging, dignity and hope. For more information, please visit www.projectavary.org.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am Give page and select "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds (click magnifying glass to see list of funds). Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box - Project Avary, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support!