“When I volunteer to help others I feel like someone. There’s a lot of people in this world, 6.8 billion, and when I volunteer or give I feel important and helpful, not just a part of the background.” – Zach, Peace Out student -age 16
This weekend Peace Out philanthropists like Zach raised over $2,000 for local non-profits, giving their time and money to causes they care about.
Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, Lukeima & Lymphoma Society, Autism Speaks, Stand up for Kids, Fisher House, and Families Unlimited Network of University Place were a few of the chosen Non-profits this session.
The ultimate purpose of Peace Out is to make a positive impact on the culture of philanthropy within our communities, starting with youth who will carry the tradition throughout their lifetime.
Peace Out empowers teens to recognize and respond to community needs by raising money and awareness for local non-profits. The program sessions are held at local retirement homes, creating active engagement between generations. The program also draws in local partners such as businesses, non-profits and volunteers which promotes a culture of compassion and philanthropy in the community.
Peace Out believes that every community needs a program that gives teens the experience of giving to a cause that is important to them. A program that fosters intergenerational relationships, supports local non-profits, and builds future philanthropic leaders.