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Over The Edge Benefiting Foster Care Youth

May 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Over The Edge Benefiting Foster Care Youth

Have you ever wanted to rappel down a 7 story building? Well, now you can with Second Shift’s fundraising event, Over The Edge!

75 Brave Edgers will have the opportunity to rappel down the McLeod Software building in exchange for donations they raise for Second Shift to assist Alabama’s youth who are at-risk and aging out of foster care. You can sign up to rappel yourself, volunteer to work the event, or just come to support those rappelling! While the “Edgers” rappel down the building, there will be food and activities on the ground. Come to cheer on and support your favorite “Edger” at the ground party. Enjoy the food trucks, music, and family fun in the parking lot.

Other fun options for you are your team are to….

Toss Your Boss

  • Challenge your boss, manager, or supervisor to Get Over IT!!! Or donate to Get out of IT!!!

Rep The Team

  • Gather your office or group together to fundraise and choose one person to Go Over for the TEAM!

Challenge a Rival

  • Challenge another team to beat your goal!

How Do I Participate? 

  • Sign up NOW to be an EDGER! Or register your team! ($25 Registration Fee*)  Early Bird Registration FREE for 1st 30 days!
  • Set up your personal fundraising page
  • Follow the Second Shift Over The Edge Facebook page for fundraising ideas.
  • Raise $1000 minimum (See Edger levels below)
  • Experience this once in a lifetime opportunity to conquer your fears, be a hero and step OVER THE EDGE and change the trajectory of a life

Why?

Every year over 20,000 children age out of foster care in the U.S.

In Alabama between 300 – 500 children leave care annually.

The majority of those children will not have a caring supportive adult to turn to and 60% of those children will leave care without identified housing and become immediately homeless. That homelessness leads to unemployment, incarceration, human and sex trafficking and the repeated generational cycle of foster care.

Second Shift connects them to trained stable and caring adults and assists with housing, expenses, life skill education and resources.

Linking to the life of a youth leaving foster care changes the trajectory of their life. Second Shift prevents homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, human and sex trafficking and the repeated generational cycle of foster care. This interrupts the predicted outcomes and give these children a future.

 

Click HERE for more details and sign ups!

Details

Date:
May 14, 2022
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://overtheedge.secondshiftalabama.org/


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