Youth Services System, Inc.’s (YSS) third annual CampOut For A Cause (COFAC) virtual fundraiser will culminate with an entertainment stream across social media at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Community members raise money and earn prizes for hitting fundraising goals for this virtual event, which encourages participants to camp out in their living rooms, yards, the woods, or wherever they prefer on the evening of June 3while enjoying the entertainment stream.
COFAC was started three years ago during the COVID-19 pandemic as a safe way to get the community involved in fundraising for YSS’s various programs that support youth and families throughout the Ohio Valley and beyond.
“It’s definitely a unique event, and we hope that the feeling of camping out while enjoying the entertainment stream will bring a sense of togetherness to the participants. We’re really excited about all of the amazing performers we have lined up for this year’s CampOut,” says YSS Digital Media and Communications Coordinator Tucker Riggleman.
The entertainment stream features exclusive performances from local and regional musicians, poets, high school bands and more. This year, some notable performers include former America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman. The stream will be broadcast on YSS’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.
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There is still time to create or join a COFAC fundraising team and earn prizes like YSS flashlights, camping mugs, t-shirts and more. Those interested can text YSSCAMPOUT to 44-321 or visit the Give Lively page here.
Proceeds from COFAC will benefit YSS programs such as their Emergency Youth Shelters, Recovery Homes, and Winter Freeze Shelter, just to name a few.
Sponsors for this year’s event include the Encova Foundation of West Virginia, Northwood Health Systems, The Cornerstone Group, Bordas & Bordas, and more.
Youth Services System, Inc.’s mission is “to create better futures for children, families and our community.” YSS is committed to responding to the complex needs of youth at serious risk. For 45 years, Youth Services System, Inc. has reached thousands of youth and their families with our shelter, residential, community-based and professional services. Together with youth and their families, we work to improve their physical and emotional well-being, to address the debilitating effects of abuse, substance use, and trauma, and to build the skills and connections they need to be successful. Accredited by CARF International, YSS is supported by our volunteer Board of Directors, dedicated staff and faithful community, allowing us to make a measurable impact in the lives of youth. For more information, visit www.youthservicessystem.org.