St. Matthew’s House Director of Institutional Giving and Grants Hillary Lemaster; Youth Haven client, Justice; and GL Homes Vice President/Project Manager Dianna Betancourt
Photo credit: Unique Memorable Moments
Thanks to St. Matthew’s House and GL Homes, 19-year-old Justice received a $5,000 thrift store shopping trip to completely furnish her new, one-bedroom apartment. The St. Matthew’s House team was all hands on deck to provide a seamless shopping experience for the teen. Through GL Homes’ generosity, Justice selected all the furnishings and décor she needed to make a house a home.
Justice who recently graduated from the Youth Haven program, selected furniture with the help of GL Homes Vice President/Project Manager Dianna Betancourt at the St. Matthew’s House Metro Parkway Thrift Store in Fort Myers.
GL Homes also provided $1,000 to Youth Haven to provide Justice with groceries, towels, linens and toiletries.
Justice plans to continue her education and work part-time. We wish her well as she starts this exciting, new chapter of her life!
Good Night’s Sleep
Good Night’s Sleep is a GL Homes initiative. There are many keys to success; the most important is a good night’s sleep. Our Good Night’s Sleep initiative provides all the furnishings to make a house a home. It’s essential for people transitioning from homelessness to a home of their own to have all the essentials from a mattress to linens, towels, a kitchen table and chairs.
St. Matthew’s House
St. Matthew’s House provides innovative solutions to fight homelessness, hunger, substance abuse and poverty in Southwest Florida.
Youth Haven provides home, hope and healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.