StandUp For Kids Kicks Off Its Annual “48 Hours" Outreach Event

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StandUp For Kids, a national non-profit outreach organization, will hit the streets for its annual “48 Hours” outreach event where trained volunteers walk the streets, parks, alleys, abandoned buildings and other squatting areas in search of kids in need. The event will start 6:00 PM on Friday, April 29 and end at 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 1.

During these 48 hours, homeless youth will be provided hot meals, a place to shower, clothing, medical attention and other support services and activities.

“For over 25 years StandUp For Kids has been a consistent resource for at-risk and homeless youth. These teens escaped abusive environments and need help. Our chapters and volunteers nationwide provide immediate assistance and a network of services to move and influence homeless youth towards self-sustaining, productive lives based in a safe home of their own,” said Mike Zelnio, StandUp For Kids Board Chairman.

“We’re very grateful for the incredible support we’ve had for our 48 Hours event,” said Brian Haslip, a former street kid who now works with StandUp For Kids. “But there are more than 1.5 million homeless youth in the U.S. today, all of whom need and deserve help. StandUp For Kids volunteers will continue to work for as long as it takes to help all the young people we locate.”

About StandUp For Kids
Founded in 1990, StandUp for Kids, is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and young adults.

Visit for more information about “48 Hours” or contact the local StandUp for Kids program in your city.

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