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Sam Luppino

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Review for Outreach, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

My name is Sam Luppino and I would like to add my review and to let you know why my family believes so much in the work and mission of Outreach, Inc. (so much so that my wife is now a staff member of the ministry). Unfortunately when I was a teenager Outreach did not exist and I could have used its help in my own personal life. I experienced abuse and homelessness as a youth and know the pain and suffering, the anger and resentment, the lasting scars of abuse and abandonment. I also now know the grace of God, salvation of Christ, and love of a real family. It was through the support of caring people who were willing to invest time, and love in my life that helped me to find the right path and to turn my life from that of hopelessness to hope for a better future here on earth, and with Christ an everlasting, eternal life when my time here is done. I also know from personal volunteer participation that same thing is happening with the youth of Outreach. The staff provide services, programs, counseling, and trusted relationship to youth who are broken-hearted, aimless, depressed, jobless, without the proper life skills to "grow up well." They do everything they can to teach needed skills to help youth become self-sufficient, and to instill truth of God's word, and promise of salvation through Christ.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Helping homeless youth to get away from street life, and to find hope through programs and services that assist them in being healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually - helping them to become the kinds of adults that I hire in my own company, and am proud to call friend.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I believe in the mission to equip and empower homeless teens and young adults to exit street life.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Their effort with homeless youth is valuable and worthy of support...time, talent, and treasure. They are getting it done. These kids are learning life lessons that their parents should have but didn't or couldn't give. In the long run this helps our whole community. These kids don't become burdens on the welfare rolls, they make better life choices even moving away from violence, drugs, etc.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & I served as a street outreach volunteer going out with staff to find youth in squats like abandoned buildings, under bridges at the river, in the malls, libraries, and streets of our city, and I served as a chaperone at their Drop-In Center where I had a.