Contributed by Michelle Overstreet, Executive Director of MY House
MY House/KMBQ Radiothon
11/9/2018 – 6AM
MY House, KMBQ 99.7 Radio
300 N Willow St. Wasilla
On Friday, November 9th, Valley Radio Q-99.7 and MY House will team up for a radio broadcast that changes young lives in our community. The 12-hour live broadcast from the MY House location reaches around 40,000 listeners across the Valley and Alaska, and showcases formerly homeless youth who have found success through the “hand-up, not a hand-out” program that MY House offers. Radio personality, Michael Dukes, will be out from Anchorage, courtesy of Ohana Media, and our local superstars, Eddie Maxwell and Brenna, will also be on the air. Expect the governor to call or visit, senators and local representatives who support MY House programs to be on the air and local business owners who have seen the value of the program to be on hand to talk about their support.
With tremendous support from the community, MY House and Q-99.7 have raised over $100,000 over the past six years to support services for homeless youth! Donors provide “match” funds that are offered to those calling in, posting or texting donations with the goal of raising $25,000 on the air. This year has been a tough year for non-profits across the nation, and MY House has felt the pressure.
Fundraisers like this help to keep the doors open on a program that benefits our community by:
• Removing homeless youth from welfare programs that are temporary and do not empower them for long term self-sufficiency
• Offers job training and sustainability skills that make homeless youth employable
• Reduces crime and the need to steal to survive for homeless youth, by offering income and the ability to support themselves
• Supports recovery from addiction and connects homeless youth with recovery services to help them get clean and become productive
• Offers the community a positive place to send homeless youth who may be panhandling, couch-surfing and getting into trouble, offering a way out of being homeless
Please join MY House and Q-99.7 on November 9th, come by Steamdriven Boutique or Gathering Grounds Café or check in with case management on this day to see what is happening! It’s going to be a blast!
Most importantly, listen to Q-99.7 on November 9th, from 6am - 6pm, to hear stories from homeless youth who have turned their lives around, found jobs, completed educations and who are changing the expectations of homeless youth across the community. These are stories of survivors and thrivers!
If you are out and about that day, come by for a cup of coffee or a browse through the boutique, visit with some of the VIPs who are going to be here and enjoy the sense of community that this organization has been blessed with!