The recipient of this year's donation will be Compassion Planet.
Compassion Planet was founded on the dream of making a difference in the lives of aged-out foster youth. These underserved youth face incredible challenges. Without programs like Compassion Planet or committed mentors, over two-thirds of emancipated foster youth will become incarcerated, homeless, addicted, or trafficked.
Compassion Planet’s mission is to empower underserved and disconnected young adults by equipping them to achieve independence, overcome obstacles and reach their full potential. They accomplish this in a year-long mentoring program that includes over 1,200 hours of therapeutic education and employment. The goal is to not only assist the graduates in career planning, but help them stay connected to a healthy community for life, so they can reach their personal dreams.