One In An ARMY is proud to announce our January campaign, Safe Home With ARMY, to support Lost-n-Found Youth! The donation period officially began at 11:00 pm KST on January 9th, 2020. Donations will aid Lost-n-Found Youth on their mission of eliminating homelessness for LGBTQ+ youth between the age of 13 and 25. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #SafeHomeWithARMY. The minimum donation amount $2.00 USD.
How To Donate
Step 1) Visit One In An ARMY's JustGiving.
Step 2) Donate $2.00 USD or more. For EU ARMY: Due to data privacy laws, citizens of the European Union are unable to donate through JustGiving. If you're from the EU, please donate directly on LNFY's website and add BTS ARMY in the comment section.
Step 3) Take a screenshot of your donation watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below).
Step 4) Submit this form. The form is especially important now. Due to COVID-19 many non-profits are overwhelmed and might not be able to track donations for us like they normally do.
Step 5) Quote-tweet our pinned tweet or write your own tweet about the campaign using #SafeHomeWithARMY. Don't forget to check out the January update of our non-monetary Bonus Mission: Journey to ARMYtopia!
About Lost-n-found youth
From Lost-n-Found Youth's website:
Our mission: To work with communities to end homelessness for LGBTQ youth by providing food, shelter and life stabilization services.
Our vision: LnFY envisions a world where all youth can live and grow authentically.
Lost-n-Found Youth is the outgrowth of Saint Lost and Found, an LGBTQ homeless youth fund project of the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Lost-n-Found was started by a group of activists led by Rick Westbrook. They were turned away when attempting to place queer youth into local shelters and youth aid programs, and resolved that something needed to be done to address the immediate need.
They called a public town hall meeting and invited these local homeless youth support agencies to express outrage and determine what resources existed. The meeting made clear that no organization was specifically actively working to take LGBTQ homeless youth off the street. Rick and others assembled in November 2011 with the support of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to establish a privately funded emergency shelter, and the Saint Lost and Found project (now Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc.) was born.
Visit their website to learn more about this great organization!