Last month, Kids For A Better Future held a screening of The Homestretch in Brooklyn, NY with director Kirsten Kelly in attendance. We are so thrilled that this engaged group of kids chose to engage in learning about and taking action on the tough issue of homelessness.
Next, on May 6th, these awesome kids are doing a Walkathon to raise funds for the Coalition for the Homeless. Learn how you can help them build a better future for us all at http://www.kidsforabetterfuture.org/2017-walkathon.html.
In their own words...
Kids for a Better Future -- a non-profit organization run by and for children, based in New York City since 2006 -- was thrilled to host a screening of The Homestretch on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each year, we choose a different organization to support that does crucial work for the kids we want to help. We raise money for them through a variety of events – everything from birthday appeals to walkathons to lemonade stands – as well as advocating for them in whatever way possible. This year we are working on the issue of homelessness, with a focus on youth, because we believe that every kid deserves a home. All proceeds from the screening went to the Coalition for the Homeless, the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. Thanks to the generosity of the makers of Homestretch and the Wythe Screening Room, we had no overhead costs and were able to donate over $1,000 to the Coalition for the Homeless.
We were joined by Filmmaker Kirsten Kelly and the Executive Director of CFH, Dave Giffen, who wrapped up the screening with a wonderful Q&A.