The funds donated to Step Up are used to fill the gap when funds are not available from usual sources. Each request is reviewed by the Step Up leadership and social workers are asked if they have sought out funding from the usual sources prior to contacting Step Up.
Recently we've assisted San Diego Foster youth in the following ways:
~ Funeral expenses for a foster youth who lost their child
~ New shoes when clothing allowance was used up
~ Senior Grad Night Events and Yearbooks
~ Start up expenses for setting up their first home
We also use the funds for sponsoring monthly events for mentors and mentee's to attend and get to know each other.