Dear Friend of Pro Deo Youth Center,
It is with great difficulty we tell you that, without immediate financial support, Pro Deo Youth Center will close its doors before the 2017-2018 programs can officially begin. We are eternally grateful for your partnership in this journey so far; you have directly or indirectly served over 2500 teenagers in the Lee’s Summit community to date!
Until this week, Pro Deo has never run in the deficit; but now funding outlook has become bleak and payroll can’t be met. Dedicated staff members will not receive a paycheck this coming week without some type of emergency pledge drive. The new Executive Director, who is a newcomer to the local cause, has stepped into a volunteer role to help make ends meet. On the evening of August 16th the Pro Deo Board of Directors reached out to us for immediate assistance with community outreach.
Miracles have transformed Pro Deo from an outreach in the park in 2009, to a fully-staffed place where teens can meet daily to receive needed help with issues that can range from schoolwork to sexual abuse to suicide. Our funding has always come from the caring individuals across the community. Hearts will be broken if we cannot continue to offer local teenagers the support they desperately need.
We, Kylie and Andy, having been invested from Pro Deo’s humble beginning, have been privy to a front row seat of all that God has done for this organization through caring people like you. So, it is with confidence and hope that we eagerly anticipate His provision once again. We are asking everyone to join together to pray for a miracle, and for those who are willing to give so that this excellent program may continue.
Thank you for your love of Lee’s Summit’s teens.
Kylie and Andy Ewing
Co-Founders of Pro Deo Youth Center