Cap & Gowns

Our Education & Training students have diligently worked to ahcieve their goals, are excited about graduating and need help purchasing a cap and gown.

You can help!

YFDP College Tour

As we know, in life there are many unknowns. For example, when one looks at the stock market, investments are up one day, and down the next.  One investment that is certain to gain a positive return is sponsoring a youth on our college tour.

Each year, up to 20 high school age youth will tour colleges in a different state to become inspired and motivated to pursue higher education and are provided with the tools to pursue their dreams.

The impact you can have on one young person's life is priceless!

Here is what a $500 investment in one youth's future will provide:

  • Tour of four university campuses
  • Lodging for six days
  • Travel expenses
  • Meals
  • The ability to meet with university staff and students.

Best of all, your investment will offer one youth the opportunity to chase the dream of higher education.

Universities visited on past Youth College Tours include:

  • Philadelphia
  • Columbus
  • Allentown
  • Kutztown
  • Reading

Here's what previous participants had to say about their experience:

"I was privileged to go on an out-of-state college tour. The tour opened my eyes to how much is really available to me in this society."

"I do thank the people of SDC that organized the tour and the sponsors. I learned a lot about the colleges and what they have to offer."

"Inspiration! Is the best word for the Atlanta Youth College Tour. This was a tremendous way to broaden our horizons."

How you can help:

For $500, you can sponsor the costs of one student's college tour.
For $250, you can sponsor half the costs of one student's tour.
For $100, you can sponsor 20% of one student's tour.

The impact you can have on one young person's life is priceless!

Contact LaToya Jones at
414.906.2803 or email LaToya.

Thank you!

Other Ways You Can Help!

Donate your time and talent!

Shop to Help

You can now donate to the Social Development Foundation by using your computer.  Simply using a search engine at home and work can raise funds for the SDC Foundation.

The search engine “Good Search” is currently collecting money for the SD Foundation. The first time you go to, you are asked to designate a charity. Just type in “Social Development Foundation” in the space and the foundation that helps SDC programs will become the beneficiary of your activity.

Here is how easily it works. Every time you do a search using the Good Search engine, the foundation will receive a penny.  You can also use the Good Search engine to make on-line purchases from designated businesses that will net the foundation more donations.

You can make a favorite at work and at home so you can use it whenever you need to do a web search.

Pick N’ Save “We Care” Card

Pick ‘n Save stores offer the Advantage Card which can help save when shopping at one of the stores. The Social Development Foundation is now a member of the store’s We Care program. By including the number for the Foundation on your Advantage Card application, monies will be generated every time you use the card.

You can pick up an application for the Advantage Card at any Pick ‘n Save store.  Just use the Foundation’s number “ 717425” on the form.

In-kind Donation

Donations of goods and services can be extremely valuable and are vitally important to the programs and services of SDC. This type of charitable donation can be made by individuals or organizations and ranges anywhere from printer paper, silent auction items, meeting spaces, or consulting services. They can make a great difference in the lives of the people who come to the agency for assistance.  Your gifts start working immediately for persons in the community. 

Donations from the community aid in meeting the every day needs of the clients we serve who may have found themselves in a homeless situation, transitional living clients and many others.

Wish List

Youth and Family Development Program

  •     Prizes to award youth for accomplishing goals
  •     Motivational speakers        
  •     Admission tickets to Brewers, Bucks, Six Flags, etc.
  •     Board games
  •     DVDs   

Education and Training

  •     New or gently used books
  •     School supplies
  •     Notepaper for class notes
  •     New computers
  •     Donations to purchae graduation caps and gowns

Senior Companions

  • Umbrellas
  • Wallets
  • Shaving cream
  • Small appliances
  • Ties
  • Handkerchiefs/scarves
  • Gift cards for food or merchandise

You can donate these items by making an individual donation or by coordinating and hosting a collection drive. Hosting a collection drive is a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community! Rally together friends, family, co-workers, and/or members of your church can be a wonderful way to build community and help a local cause at the same time.

In-kind donations are welcomed assets; however, grantees must be sure to document them properly. The SD Foundation cannot establish or confirm the value of any donated non-cash good or service.

To donate, please complete the In-Kind Donation form and deliver with donation to LaToya Jones at 4041 N. Richards Street.  Again, thank you for thinking of the clients served by the Social Development Commission.  For more information or to make an in-kind donation, please contact LaToya Jones via email or at 414.906.2823.

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