PRLog - Oct. 23, 2012 - SAN DIEGO -- On Saturday 13, 2012, PEERS Network, a group of San Diego entrepreneurs whose mission is to give back to the local community, held its 4th annual gala to support Just in Time for Foster Youth (Just in Time), a non-profit focused on assisting former foster youth to strive for self-sufficient adulthood. The event raised $175,000 for Just in Time. Nearly 400 attendees supported the formal affair that took place at a private La Jolla estate overlooking the ocean. Just in Time supporters Jaime and Dan Feder co-chaired the event. The money raised will provide transitioning foster youth with opportunities for self-sufficiency through emergency support, essential resources, and caring personal guidance at critical junctures on their path to independence.
Among the speakers was Sarah Pauter, JIT Youth, who spoke about her struggles growing up in the foster care system, only to find herself alone and in need of support when she turned 18. That is when Just in Time stepped in to help Sarah with car repairs so she would be able to make it to work and school. “Just in Time is the place I go when I need help. I don’t have to beg or feel ashamed, they treat me with respect. They are there for me when I need it most.”
“We are pleased to support San Diego’s transitioning foster youth,” said PEERS Network board member Trevor Callan. “Thank you to everyone that participated in helping to make an incredible impact for Just in Time’s participants.”
“For the second year in a row, the efforts of the PEERS Network will have a huge effect on the lives of the young people we serve every day," said Don Wells, Just in Time Executive Director. "Because of this investment, the cycle of foster care will be broken for hundreds of youth."
Event sponsors included: US Bank, First American Title, City National Bank, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosatti, Samuel Scott Financial, Aequitas, Skillstorm, and Ruyle & Ruyle.
To support Just in Time for Foster Youth, contact Candace Tranter, JIT Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Just in Time for Foster Youth
Just In Time (JIT) mobilizes the community to provide transitioning foster youth with opportunities for self-sufficiency through emergency support, essential resources, and caring personal guidance at critical junctures on their path to independence. The combination of resources and relationships provides a reliable extended family and leads to dramatically different outcomes for the over 400 JIT participants each year. JIT has 501 (3)(c) status. (EIN# 20-5448416). For more information, please visit: www.jitfosteryouth.org
About PEERS Network
The PEERS (Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Relationships, Social) Network is a professional not-for-profit group founded by San Diego entrepreneurs whose aim is to give back to the community by helping enhance and improve philanthropic pursuits while providing a network to encourage entrepreneurism. For more information, please visit: www.peersnetwork.org