The Leon Levine Foundation approved a $50,000 challenge grant to Florence Crittenton Services (FCS). There is one month left for every new, increased or lapsed dollar donation given to FCS to be matched by The Leon Levine Foundation up to $50,000 (made by June 15, 2016).
FCS was established in Charlotte in 1903 and has served 40,000 women and children and their families.
Florence Crittenton Services is a nonprofit organization that offers pregnant adolescent girls and women, of any age, safe housing, and prenatal care through delivery of their baby, along with a continuum of care, focused on counseling, health care, and vocational and educational services. For the 9th year in a row, 100% of FCS babies were born drug-free.
At the agency’s Annual Luncheon this question was posed: “What would happen to these young women if FCS weren’t here?” asked Mac McCarley, FCS Board of Directors member and Partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein. “Research, and our own experience, show that they would stay in or fall prey to cycles of homelessness, domestic violence, trauma, failing educational experiences, poverty, limited job skills or opportunities, substance abuse, and even human trafficking.”
He continued, “We are now working to meet our third challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation. They are challenging us to build a more expansive donor network. They will match dollar-for-dollar new money we raise between now and June 15. Qualifying contributions are from a new donor, an increased gift over last year’s donation, or getting a lapsed donor back in the fold.”
CEO Diane Thompson shared, “The agency is once again excited about this opportunity to raise awareness of our programs and services. We are hopeful this challenge grant will garner us new donors who will share in our passion of empowering our young girls and women, while incentivizing our current donor base to increase their donations or to start donating again.
Please consider donating to FCS by either sending it securely via https://crittentonofnc.org/giving-opportunities/, mail, or phone (704-372-4663).