Category Archives: Special Needs

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Youth Haven ChildBedding for the Children

A warm, cozy bed with sheets, blankets, and a pillow is something many of us take for granted on a daily basis. But some of the children who come to Youth Haven don’t have clean sheets, blankets, pillows, or sleeping bags to bring with them when they come.

This spring and summer, we’re excited to be able to provide bedding for the children while they are with us. In addition to the food, lodging, activities, and other things your financial love gifts already provide, now your gifts will also help make it possible for each child to have freshly laundered sheets, blankets, and pillows to use.

This is a necessary step for the time being – one we’re happy to take. However, it will mean an additional expense for Youth Haven of approximately $3.00 per child.  Please pray with us that God will meet this new financial need. If you are able to give a special one-time gift or increase your regular giving amount to help cover the cost of the bedding for the children, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Progress Update: Summer Needs

Youth Haven RancherHundreds of disadvantaged kids will come to our campuses in Michigan and Arizona this summer and throughout the rest of the year. In order to maintain a safe and fun environment for these deserving boys and girls, a few essential projects needed to be completed for our summer programs. We ask you to prayerfully consider giving an additional gift up and above your regular giving to help cover the cost of these much-needed projects.

Arizona Pool Resurfacing
The pool is a favorite and necessary activity in the summer heat, and our pool in Arizona needed a complete repair and resurfacing this year. A donor generously offered to cover half the cost of the $10,000 repair. Your gift toward this project will help us raise the remaining $5,000.

New Tractor Needed in Michigan
With roughly 400 acres at the Michigan Ranch, a tractor is an essential piece of equipment. Unfortunately, our John Deere recently broke down and is beyond repair. We need approximately $40,000 to buy a used front-end loader/backhoe tractor to maintain our Michigan campus.

New Wooden Bunk Beds
We would like to replace the bunk beds in some of our dormitories with more comfortable, sturdy wooden bunk beds. We are hoping to replace roughly 24 beds at an approximate cost of $500 each, including the mattress.

Children’s Chapel Audio/Video Systems
Daily chapel times are an important part of our programs in Michigan and in Arizona. In order to help the children fully engage in these times of praise and worship with singing and Bible stories, we would like to upgrade our audio and video equipment in our Children’s Chapels. Our estimated cost for these projects is approximately $4,000.

If you would like to give a gift toward one of these projects, please click here and indicate your desire in the comments field. Any funds received above the costs of these projects will be used toward child sponsorships. Thank you for your support, and for helping Youth Haven remain a safe and fun place for kids!

Summer at Youth Haven