Miriam Yarde, Former Foster Youth Battling Kidney Disease, Scheduled for Life-Saving Transplant
Last March, Miriam Yarde desperately needed a transplant. The 24-year-old University of California graduate, who spent much of her childhood in foster care, suffers from a rare condition that would have taken her life absent a new kidney.
CNN Hero Taps Online Donor Network to Support a Former Foster Youth Battling Kidney Disease
In early March, Miriam Yarde started a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for the medical bills and living costs that will arise when she receives a life-saving kidney transplant. Less than two months later, the 24-year-old former foster youth and University of California-Berkeley graduate has almost reached her mark on the crowd-sourced fundraising page, and has boosted her goal to $20,000.
One Simple Wish Experiments with Online Platform to Deepen Donor, Foster Youth Connections
One Simple Wish, a non-profit that “grants” foster youth wishes, is launching a new online platform that will improve connections between foster youth and potential foster and adoptive parents. The platform, launching in mid-October, will help “match” children in foster care with donors.
Broadway Benefit Concert Celebrates Hope for Foster Youth
The Al Hirschfeld Theatre stage lit up last Monday night with celebrities and guests gathering to support New York City’s foster children at the 2nd-annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids benefit concert.
One Simple Wish Promotes Nonprofit Collaboration While Brightening Lives
A night of raffles and designer handbags generated $18,000 in donations. The funds raised by the Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation’s recent designer handbag bingo night were not collected for the foundation, but were instead donated to another local nonprofit.