In order to make this YAV year possible for so many young adults, the Presbyterian Church, PC(USA), generously supports us financially throughout the year so that we can take on the year as a volunteer. On average, it costs the church $22,000 per year per YAV. As part of our year, not only to ease the burden of this amount, but also to gather our home communities walk in partnership with us throughout the year, we fundraise a portion of the total cost, $3,000 national YAVs and $4,000 for international YAVs. This money goes towards our basic living expenses, such a our food and housing stipends, loan assistance for post-graduate students (like myself), and travel to our sites. Any amount makes a huge difference and is greatly appreciated. It is through supporters that the YAV program continues to serve communities in need through a partnership in mission for 21 years!
To help support my year, you make a financial donation to my YAV site organization, Hands-and-Feet of Asheville. Checks can be made to 789 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC 28806, including my name in the memo line. You can also support by mailing a check to my home church, Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street, Rochester, NY 14607, also mentioning my name in the memo line. Lastly, you can donate to my site through the Presbyterian Mission Agency via online. Click here to donate securely. All support, through prayer and financial gift is warmly welcomed and makes it possible for YAVs to serve each year! Thank you for your support!