One of OYFF’s most important services are our weekend Birth Mother Retreats. OYFF hosts 2-3 Birth Mother Retreats each year to provide birth mothers with an opportunity to share common experiences, participate in therapeutic workshops and build community. Many birth mothers experience isolation and OYFF retreats are, for many, the first time they feel accepted, included, and understood by others. Women also get connected to the other OYFF services at retreats and often get involved in our counseling and academic grant programs after leaving. Birth mothers leave OYFF retreats feeling rejuvenated and inspired having made new allies who share a common bond.
One retreat costs $10,000 and serves 25 women. For Giving Tuesday this year, we are asking our supporters to help us by donating any amount with the goal of fully funding our first retreat of 2017 (January 27-29). This will allow us to start off the year knowing that we can continue to offer this integral service that is often life changing for the women who participate.
Individuals who are interested in creating their own personal fundraising page under the OYFF campaign may do so by going here Causevox signup. This gives you a change to tell friends and family more about why you are supporting OYFF this #GivingTuesday through blog, video, or photos. Organizations whose supporters create their own personal fundraising page have been shown to be more successful in meeting their goals.
To make a donation and to learn more about our Giving Tuesday campaign go to: OYFF Giving Tuesday