YOU is close to the $2 million community fundraising target it had set for the project, which would take about a year to complete.
Homelessness is an issue Mathew Stefan simply can’t ignore. His mother dealt with homelessness as a teenager, and he says his mother credits the support she received during those years from different organizations for helping her turn her life around.
That’s why it was a no-brainer for Stefan to participate in the Hockey Helps the Homeless event in support of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), an organization that supports at-risk youth. “My mom has become the person she is today thanks to the support of her family and of organizations like YOU,” said Stefan, 24, who is now pursuing a master’s in biology.