Heal the Past… Live the Present… Dream the Future…
Bethany Children's Home provides a safe haven for youth to heal from their pasts and prepare for their futures! Our youth come to us with some degree of trauma from abuse, abandonment, neglect, or drug/alcohol exposure. They are seeking an opportunity to learn new skills for their journey in coping with the past, setting positive education and life goals for the present and preparing for their future. Often arriving frustrated, angry and broken, it takes time, structure and a caring environment to help our youth to realize their potential to succeed.
Through your support of our Over the Edge campaign, you will help your friend, colleague or family member to have the opportunity to rappel down the side of 525 Student Apartments located on Lancaster Avenue on Friday, September 22, 2017. This is our 2nd year hosting this special fundraising event in Reading, PA. Individuals and teams join together to earn a spot to rappel by raising a minimum of $1,000 from friends, family, and colleagues. Last year we raised over $95,000 for Bethany! Go over the edge with us!
This year, Bethany is asking our community to go Over the Edge to provide our local youth the hope, courage and opportunity for a brighter, stronger future. Proceeds from this year's event will provide for counseling, creative therapeutic services and medical services for the youth in our care.
The 2017 Over the Edge Campaign will provide support for the health and medical needs of the youth served at Bethany. Many youth come into care with specialized medical needs and/or in need of basic medical care not previously received. Here are some of the services that our youth receive on a daily basis coordinated by our on campus Health Clinic Team:
- Annual Physicals
- Dental Care
- Eye Exams/Eye Glasses
- Daily health services for colds, illness, allergies, minor injuries, cuts, etc…
- Wellness Classes and Health Education
- Dental and Vision Appointments
- Specialized Medical Equipment
Please join us on September 22, 2017 to watch our Edgers go “Over The Edge”.
Our Base Camp will be offering health and wellness information as well as food and fun!