MVB Financial institution is internet hosting a month-long digital Housewarming Celebration for West Virginia and Virginia younger people who find themselves getting old out of foster care.
Usually occasions, older youth exit the foster care system with out the identical help and connection that they beforehand obtained. Many proceed to want further help as they transition into life on their very own.
”It’s unrealistic to imagine that any youth is prepared for independence at age 18 or 21. Assume again to that point in your life,” stated Julie Bowman, program supervisor for Fairfax County (Va.) Division of Household Providers. “Who supported you? Many youth in foster care don’t have the identical connections or help as their same-age friends.”
MVB Financial institution acknowledged the elevated threat of monetary pressure for newly aged-out foster youth. In response, MVB partnered with Fairfax CountyDepartment of Household Providers, Youngsters’s Residence Society of West Virginia and the Our Youngsters Fund on the Group Basis for Northern Virginia to create the MVB Housewarming Celebration.
The Housewarming Celebration goals to supply objects wanted for these new to unbiased dwelling, comparable to kitchen instruments, bedding or cleansing provides. Items will be chosen via Amazon Want Lists, constructed by Housewarming Celebration recipients. Moreover, financial donations are being collected to accumulate any unpurchased objects remaining on the finish of the fundraiser and to satisfy ongoing emergency wants because the recipients get established with out help from household.
“These younger adults have spent a majority of their lives institutionalized and have by no means needed to fear about each day duties, comparable to cooking, cleansing, guaranteeing they’ve sufficient toiletry merchandise, taking their medicines on time or scheduling docs’ appointments. The checklist goes on. All these duties had been finished for them, and now they’re anticipated to stay on their very own and know learn how to be an grownup,” stated Abby Miller, permanency supervisor and web site supervisor at Youngsters’s Residence Society of West Virginia. “With the assistance of the group donating objects, it alleviates the stress of getting their very personal residence.”
MVB Financial institution desires to assist the place it may well.
“Younger individuals getting old out of foster care are weak to precarious housing conditions. MVB Financial institution believes that with slightly assist from our group, these younger individuals can thrive regardless of their obstacles,” stated Laura Rye, CRA and honest lending officer at MVB Financial institution.
MVB will match as much as $1,000 of group donations for the businesses. Funds raised via this effort will go on to the businesses to help the younger individuals’s wants. Those that want to help the Housewarming Celebration can achieve this at mvbbanking.com/housewarming-party via Nov. 30.
There are two MVB Financial institution branches in Morgantown: 51 Donahue Drive, off W.Va. 705; and 10 Sterling Drive, off W.Va. 7 in Sabraton.