Friends of OPY
When we heard Coach Al was forming a Non-Profit, SaveOPY Inc., we decided to pull our resources together and assist Coach Al on his quest. GOOD NEWS! As of 11/2/2020, SaveOPY Inc. an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, all donations are qualified as tax deductions, www.saveopy.com/irs-determiniation-letter.
We created our first Fundraising campaign on GoFundMe, the link is as follows:
The Goal of this campaign is to take SaveOPY from a part time after work to a full time venture.
Friends of OPY is just that, Friends of Our Promising Youth and championing the efforts of Coach Al to empower youths and young adults to make positive changes in their life.
To get a better idea of his quest, take the time to check out his site, SaveOPY.com.
Friends of OPY - Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals
Friends of OPY is a group of professionals that will not only raise the needed capital but also by each of us utilizing our talents such as website design, social media to help keep the upstart costs down.
The mission of Friends of OPY is to
Fundraise in our respected networks
Volunteer our services when needed to keep costs down
Promote SaveOPY to ensure EVERYONE knows they are not alone
Serve the professional needs of its membership
Ethical Fundraising through transparency
All donations are sent directly to SaveOPY Inc.
Friends of OPY and SaveOPY Inc. abide by the Donor Bill of Rights (https://afpglobal.org/donor-bill-rights)
Promote Respect - Respect yourself and all others.
Highest ethical standards of professional conduct
To promote the rights and best interests of not only the youths and young adults but also their parents, guardians, and love ones.
To improve access to quality tools to improve their future.
To help acknowledge, it is OK to ask for help. Not only in regard to personal growth but to improve access to help if needed for all aspects of mental illness, including causes, prevention, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
To foster collaboration among all who are concerned with the youths and young adults during these trying and uncharted times.
These are also difficult times for the adults with the mandatory self-isolation, and work from home. We can only imagine any issues self-isolation has magnified for the youths and young adults.
Yes, we also work with adults especially the parents and guardians to ensure their success.
Please, share with your network and Help Us Help Our Promising Youth (OPY) get the ball rolling on a full-time basis. Together we can make the future bright and a better place.