Youth and Family Services recieves grant money from Altrusa International of Rapid City

YFS in Rapid City is expanding their care closets to serve more families in need.

Last month, Altrusa International of Rapid City presented Youth and Family Services with a check for $4,000 to support the expansion of the organization’s current care closet project.

Items such as soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, cleaning products, and personal hygiene products are available to YFS families in need when crisis strikes such as a house fire or moving transitions.

The donation will allow YFS to create care closets at 3 additional sites within the organization. In addition to the monetary support, Altrusa members will assist with the collection and management of the care closet supplies going forward.

Families receiving services through YFS will have access to needed supplies.

Darcie Decker, the community outreach director with YFS says, “So this is a brand new funding opportunity that allows us to purchase these things, otherwise were not able to purchase these types of supplies for families.”

Over 35 years ago, Altrusa helped create YFS’ original care closet located at Girls Inc. and has continually benefited girls enrolled in that program by providing household supplies and hygiene products.

Robyn Degollado with Altrusa International Rapid City says, “It’s going to impact the families who are in need, that need a hand up to get started and get back on their feet and that’s what we want to do.”

YFS will also take donations for the care closets from the general public.

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