Complete The Teen Project Home Loan

 
Raised: $24,339.00
Goal: $293,000.00
 
 
 

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Lauri Burns

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The Teen Project provides youth exiting foster care without a safe home to return to with a safe home and a college education. In 2008, our Founder, Lauri Burns, sought out to obtain a... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Lauri Burns 37 months ago

For my birthday, I am donating to our kids home. We are 8% to goal on the loan which is due in 16 months. We were at 293k, now at $269k!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Lauri Burns 38 months ago

Wow Gail! Thank you so much for your donation to save our home!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Lauri Burns 38 months ago

Thank you everyone for your amazing support! We have 17 months to pay off our loan and we are almost 7% to our goal!

 
 
 
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Created by Lauri Burns on January 22, 2011

The Teen Project provides youth exiting foster care without a safe home to return to with a safe home and a college education. 

In 2008, our Founder, Lauri Burns, sought out to obtain a mortgage loan to purchase a house so that we can bring our emancipated foster back to safety and provide them with a college education.

The challenge: We were all volunteers, we had no office, no staff, no ongoing revenue, no history and no experience running a non profit.

We had one thing - A vision of a community that cares enough to pick up where the law falls short by providing our abandoned foster youth with an equal chance at life.

The outcome: After hearing Lauri's Story, the stories of the homeless kids, and her plea for help, a local financial institution presented her with a letter of acceptance for an approved loan!  The contingency... It had to be paid in full within 4 years.

The Teen Project purchased a three bedroom home in Lake Forest, California for $415,000. The home was placed in the name of the non profit. No one holds any interest.   The team put 30% down and paid 2 years of house payments up front.

Over the next year, the home was adopted by a caring community for a complete remodel and expansion. In March we opened the doors to a brand new six bedroom home. Today the home is valued at over $700,000.

As it stands, we owe $293,000 and have approximately 1.8 years to pay it. We are seeking donations to complete this loan.

Like a stone hitting still water, the ripple affect of changing one life will affect many generations for several lifetimes to come...  Please help us to secure the home for our kids!  Next step...24/7 drop in center! 

Every dollar helps!  Even $1 keeps us moving in the right direction!

We operate with over 60 volunteers and professionals from the community donating their time and services.  We have one FULL TIME employee who is funded by a direct grant.  Our goal is that donor's money go to direct services for our kids.

For larger donations, contact the office and we will post online (1.888.4.TEENHOME or helen@theteenproject.com)

 
 
 
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Wishing some of the banks across our country could donate a handful of homes per city. ;) peace and blessings

posted by Sandy Rowley 36 months ago

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Recent Donations (23)

$24,339 raised by 23 people in 39 months.

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$50.00

Renee Burns

21 months ago

 
 

Great Job you're doing!

 
Angel
 

$100.00

Janet Sullivan

26 months ago

 
 
Angel
 

$100.00

Richard Kubisch

28 months ago

 
 

I feel so lucky to have heard the interview with Lauri Burns on NPR radio up here in the Seattle area and so to be able to help out with a donation towards this very worthwhile cause. I wish you all the best of the holiday season and a very blessed New Year!

 

$36.00

Donna Malamud

34 months ago

 
 
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$50.00

Glenn Seplowitz

34 months ago

 
 

$60.00

Sandy Rowley

36 months ago

 
 

Beautiful what your doing here. Wishing some of the banks across our country could donate a handful of homes per city. ;) peace and blessings

 

$250.00

Anonymous

36 months ago

 
Angel
 

$100.00

Phyllis Barnes

37 months ago

 
 

Lauri, My son Ethan met you at a meeting, and recommended your book to me. May God Bless you in your efforts to help your kids.

 

$25.00

Anonymous

37 months ago

 
 

In honor of Ivy and Peter Heck's wedding

 

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Anonymous

37 months ago

 

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