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Would you like to make a difference to a young man attending college?


Ruby’s Foster Village is pleased to announce a new service project:

Let’s face it: college is HARD. And, it’s expensive. Now, imagine that you are attending college against all odds, with no family to support you.

At Ruby’s Foster Village, we know that the key to achieving success is education, financial support, and knowing that someone believes in you. It’s our mission to help young at-risk men overcome the obstacles that life has dealt them. Many of our clients are young men who have aged out of the foster care system. They have no family and are facing college alone. That’s why we’ve created the Blessing Box program.

Each month, at-risk students will receive a box in the mail with “blessings” that help them to stay motivated, save money, and know that someone cares about their success. Currently, we are collecting donations to fill our boxes.

You can help our mission by:

  • Donating items from our Amazon wishlist
  • Donating money for supplies, including boxes and postage
  • Hosting a fundraiser/awareness campaign at your church or workplace
  • Writing cards and letters to students
  • Packing and shipping boxes
  • Establishing relationships with colleges and universities in the United States
  • Identifying youth in need

“Don’t confuse your path with your destination.
Just because you’ve had a stormy start doesn’t mean you can’t achieve success.”
-Steve Harvey

Ruby’s Foster Village Wish List

We’re filling up Blessing Boxes for young, at-risk men who have overcome obstacles and are attending college. Will you help? The following supplies are needed:

  • Toiletries for men (razors, soap, shampoo, shave cream, deodorant, etc.)
  • Socks and Underwear in all sizes
  • Amazon Gift Cards (for textbooks and supplies)
  • Healthy, non-perishable snacks and drinks
  • Comfort items (blankets, pillows, cookies, etc.)
  • School supplies suitable for college students (men)
  • Money for postage and shipping
  • Shipping supplies
  • Inspirational books
  • Hand-written letters of encouragement
    For more information, call Novelette Bowen at 609-933-0720