34% of Van Go’s annual operating budget comes from donors like you. We depend on gifts from our community to keep the doors open for our young people. Van Go is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All financial donations are tax deductible.
“I tell all my friends that for every dollar I invest in Van Go, the community saves ten—this program is the real deal.”
~ Stan Zaremba
Put Your Money to Work
1 month of transportation of kids from school to Van Go
25 healthy lunches and nutrition education
Shop aprons for 25 at-risk youth
1 hour of one-on-one social work support
25 certificates of outstanding recognition
Art supply kit
“Every dollar invested in youth results in more than two dollars returned to the economy in the form of wages and reduced welfare benefits.”
~ April Kaplan, Youth at Risk of Welfare Dependancy, financeproject.org
Van Go celebrates its 20th year in 2017, no small feat for a home grown non-profit that began with a borrowed van and a $2,000 grant. Now, Van Go is planning for tomorrow, the next day, and the next for a permanent future to keep Van Go going – forever.
While we’ve met our initial goal of $750,000, we will continue to raise funds for the endowment. If you’d like to be a part of The Big Picture you can:
- Make a financial donation through Douglas County Community Foundation or directly to Van Go
- Be a part of our glass tile mural! Purchase a gorgeous hand-made glass tile for $150 to honor a loved one or celebrate a friend.
Join our annual giving club, the Avant Garde, with a minimum annual gift of $500($42/month).
The Avant Garde is a group of loyal Van Go supporters who value innovation and forward thinking; they see a future for Lawrence teens who may not see one for themselves. Perks include:
- Exclusive invitations to unveilings and parties
- Annual hand-made thank you gift
- Knowing your money is staying right here in Lawrence, KS
Another way to strengthen our service to this community is a charitable bequest. Please remember us in your will or living trust.