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Giving Youth Joy on GivingTuesday

On November 28th – GivingTuesdayTM – at 11:00 AM Teen Living Programs (TLP) is celebrating the generous donation of bikes given to youth residing at Belfort House, TLP’s transitional housing for homeless youth located at 3745 S. Indiana. Staff from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr along with youth residents and TLP staff will be on site to dedicate the new bikes that were built by the law firm’s staff on November 10th during an all-firm team building activity. “Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr is incredibly proud to support the important mission of Teen Living Programs. We are all part of the same community, and it is our duty as corporate citizens to try to help those who are less fortunate get on their feet,” Barry Levin, Managing Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. TLP is thrilled to present this donation to the motivated youth residing at Belfort House who, through the joy of bike riding, will be able to explore our beautiful city.

“Coming together to build these bikes for the kids was fun and challenging, but hearing directly from the people they will help was truly life changing. I look forward to continuing to be involved with TLP for years to come,” Toby Eveland, Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr and TLP Board Member. Joining the firm at the bike build were TLP staff and a youth resident from Belfort House who spoke to the support he has received from TLP. “I’m working on my goals at TLP. Today I’ve accepted a job offer and begin employment next week. I’m excited about my future.” – Joseph, TLP participant.

More than a safe place to stay, TLP gives homeless youth joy when they need it most. For over 40 years TLP has been there to provide shelter, a loving community of staff and volunteers, and a path to independent living. On GivingTuesday™, November 28th, join us as we celebrate the unique ways we bring joy into the lives of the youth we serve.

About TLP: Teen Living Programs is a non-profit organization that has supported and strengthened Chicago’s most vulnerable young people for over 40 years. We focus solely on 14-24 year olds who are experiencing homelessness; and we offer comprehensive, year-round services to address everything from emergency needs and housing to education, job readiness, and embracing a healthy lifestyle. Our services are available on Chicago’s south side, in neighborhoods of high poverty and violence and where critical supportive services are lacking.

 

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