April 06, 2018 /KidZNewswire/ --
Coffee for Hope, a non-profit documentary about changing the world for homeless youth, has launched a fundraising campaign to finish filming.
The Coffee Oasis in Bremerton, WA, is one of the most unique enterprises in the Pacific Northwest. In a place well known for its love of coffee, the “Coffee-O” as it’s nicknamed, serves up not just hot brew but also serves up hope, help and protection to the thousands of homeless youth around Kitsap County who live invisibly to the rest of mainstream society – sleeping in the woods, in broken down RVs, in garden sheds, under boardwalks, and in cars. Founded in 1997, the Coffee Oasis has grown over the past 20 years into multiple retail locations as well as a provider of resources for street youth (showers, laundry, clothing and food), youth centers, job training, mentoring, case management, a shelter and more.
Now, a documentary film project is working to tell the amazing, inspirational story of the Coffee Oasis and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds necessary to complete the project. The goal of the filmmakers is to bring national recognition to the Coffee Oasis and their compassionate youth programs, so the organization can expand into new communities across the nation. The fundraising campaign ends April 21. The Indiegogo campaign also includes a range of thank-you gifts for each donation level. A complete budget breakdown, timeline, market details and other information is available on the campaign page.
“Coffee for Hope” is fiscally sponsored by the Kitsap Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means that all donations to the film are tax-deductible. Kitsap Community Foundation has approved the film’s budget and exercises financial supervision of all donations. To take advantage of the tax deduction, donations need to be made through the film’s website, www.coffeeforhopefilm.com.
According to the Washington State Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection, almost 13,000 unaccompanied youth ages 12-24 experience homelessness in Washington each year. (Seattle is ranked third in number of homeless people, after New York and Los Angeles). In 2017 alone, over 1,300 teens & young adults visited the Coffee Oasis drop-in centers in Kitsap County. The people behind Coffee Oasis understand that the issues affecting homeless youth can’t be fixed by simply getting the teens off the street - many of these kids are broken from their past experiences and caught in a cycle of poverty, drug abuse, neglected children, homelessness and violence. Coffee Oasis strives to rebuild their spirit by giving them a place to belong. “Coffee for Hope” relates the heart wrenching and often hopeful stories of the Coffee-O staff and a number of the homeless teens whose lives they are affecting.
For more information visit - https://www.IGG.me/at/coffeeforhopefilm