Holiday Gifts for Teens

by Burbank Temporary Aid Center
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Summary

BTAC provides holiday gifts for children and teens whose families cannot afford them. Teens are often overlooked during the holidays. While BTAC receives an abundance of gifts for younger children, gifts for teens are very rare, indeed. Donations can help BTAC provide age-appropriate gifts (skateboards, cosmetics, gift cards for shoe stores, electronics, etc.) for teens.
$200
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Teens are often very overlooked when a family falls on hard times. They might be asked to turn over pay from their part-time jobs to help cover household expenses and/or help care for younger siblings. At holiday time, when they should feel more hopeful and positive, the focus on younger children can make them feel almost invisible.

Solution

Age appropriate gifts for teens will help maintain the holiday tradition, increase their feelings of value within the family. They may also feel more hopeful about their circumstances which can effect not only the teen, but the entire family.

Long-Term Impact

Feeling of value, even with something as small as seemingly small as a holiday gift, can go a long way to helping a teen weather tough times. They are already dealing with the issues surrounding the teenage years, but have had the adult burdens of helping the family pay bills, provide child care, etc. added to their shoulders. This will help them feel better about themselves and their current circumstances and, we hope, more positive about future possibility.

Resources

http:/​/​theBTAC.org

Organization Information

Burbank Temporary Aid Center

Location: Burbank, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.theBTAC.org
Project Leader:
Barbara Howell
Burbank, CA United States

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