Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fayette Youth Protection Home Awarded Grant

L - R: Chuck Powers, CLT volunteer, Karen Stephens,
CLT Board and Becky Davenport, Fayette Youth Protection
Fayette Youth Protection Homes (FYPH) recently received a $5,000 grant award from The Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop as well as a bonus check for $3,000 in honor of Heather Dognazzi and Chuck Powers. Heather is a dedicated member of the Clothes Less Traveled Board of Directors, and Chuck is a volunteer recently recognized for his Above and Beyond Service to the Clothes Less Traveled. Both Heather and Chuck selected Fayette Youth Protection Homes as their preferred charity for 2011.

Fayette Youth Protection Homes will use the grant award to cover general operating expenses. FYPH is a non-profit organization which provides shelter and support to children and youth who have been the victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances. At the Friday-Johnson Home, a residential group home located in Brooks, GA, school-age children receive protection and healing through a structured and homelike environment, counseling, and most importantly, lots of hugs. FYPH also operates a private foster parenting program and a clothing resource center known as Gracie’s Closet which provides free clothing and supplies to children living in foster care on the south side of metro Atlanta.

Established in 1997, the Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization located in Peachtree City that resells gently used clothing and household items and then disburses the profits, after expenses, to needy organizations in the community.

FYPH Executive Director Becky Davenport states, “The Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop has been such a blessing to Fayette Youth Protection Homes, and we are so grateful to volunteers like Heather and Chuck who make such a positive difference in their community.”

For more information about the Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop, call 770-486-8517 or visit their website at www.clotheslesstraveled.org.

For more information about Fayette Youth Protection Homes, contact Becky Davenport at 770-461-7020 or visit their website at www.fyph.org.

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