St. Augustine Youth Services

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For more information contact:

Chic Promotions

631-338-2013

chicpromotions@flagler.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WINE AND FOOD TASTING TO SUPPORT THE ST. AUGUSTINE YOUTH SERVICES

(St. Augustine, Fla.)- On April 18th, 2010 the Flagler Model Land Group will be hosting a wine and food tasting event as well as a silent auction at Opus 39 Bakery located at 39 ½ Cordova Street.

The event will take place from 4-7p.m. and all proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Augustine Youth Services organization.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold at both Opus 39 Bakery and Mullet Beach Gallery with is located at 51 Cordova Street.

“We are really looking forward to all of our upcoming events.  Donations make everything possible for these kids, and we really try and provide them with everything we can”, Schuyler Seifker, executive director for Saint Augustine Youth Services.

St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) provides community-based therapeutic residential services to 28 emotionally handicapped boys ages six to 18. SAYS assists its residents in understanding and resolving emotional conflicts, in developing more functional and adaptive behaviors, and in acquiring more effective coping and communication skills.

It is the mission of St. Augustine Youth Services to provide a safe, structured, therapeutic environment in which each child may be assisted in acquiring more effective coping and communication skills while learning appropriate and functional behavior.

“Living here the kids really do benefit from the environment we provide them.  All of the kids come from really tough backgrounds and we try to do everything in our power to help them overcome their past”, Jackie Belamy, SAYS Youth Counselor.

For more information on the event or the St. Augustine Youth Services visit their website at www.staugustineyouthservices.com.

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St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a nonprofit organization providing services to boys from the age of six to 18 who are in need of residential therapeutic services due to abuse and or neglect. Since its inception in 1988, SAYS has strived to meet the needs of these children and to provide optimal care.
It takes time, money, and love, to run these facilities and give these children the level of care and support that they deserve. SAYS receives funding from the Florida Department of Children and Families for basic services, but there is still a need for more. DONATIONS will help make a significant difference in the lives of these boys. Clothing (clean and gently used), household items, toys, activities and monetary gifts are always needed and greatly appreciated.

For more information contact:

CHIC Promotions

631-338-2013

chicpromotions@flagler.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS FOUNDATION MAKES GENEROUS DONATION TO SAYS

(St. Augustine, Fla.)-The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, has generously awarded the St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) Program a grant of up to $50,000 towards the construction of its new group home campus

The grant provides $25,000 directly to SAYS, and includes a “challenge grant” of up to an additional $25,000 in matching funds in support of SAYS ongoing fund-raising efforts.  The Jaguars Foundation will match all donations received by October 15, 2010, up to $25,000.

“We are really excited and appreciative of the Jaguars Foundation.  There support and generous donations will help provide these boys with essential items they need growing up, and enable us to provide the very best care we can”, Pam Young, Program Director at SAYS.

Contributions to St. Augustine Youth Services can be made in a variety of ways, including sponsoring a room at the new campus, purchasing a laser-engraved brick to be placed on the entrance walkway, or sponsoring one of SAYS’ numerous fund-raising events throughout the year.

Donations can also be made directly on the SAYS website at www.staugustineyouthservices.com.  Donations of any size are eligible for matching funds from the Jaguars Foundation grant.

“No contribution is too small to be needed and appreciated, “ according to SAYS Executive Director Schuyler Siefker.

For more information about the St. Augustine Youth Services or ways you can donate, visit their website at www.staugustineyouthservices.com.

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St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) is a nonprofit organization providing services to boys from the age of six to 18 who are in need of residential therapeutic services due to abuse and or neglect. Since its inception in 1988, SAYS has strived to meet the needs of these children and to provide optimal care. It takes time, money, and love, to run these facilities and give these children the level of care and support that they deserve. SAYS receives funding from the Florida Department of Children and Families for basic services, but there is still a need for more. DONATIONS will help make a significant difference in the lives of these boys. Clothing (clean and gently used), household items, toys, activities and monetary gifts are always needed and greatly appreciated.

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