Watch Party 2020
For many children, turning 18 is a rite of passage. But for some, it can mean being out on the street before even graduating high school. At 18, one in five foster kids will become homeless. Safety Net is an organization that aims to help those who are trying to make it on their own after aging out of the foster care system. Safety Net aims to help teenage and young adults through funding activities that encourage self-esteem and personal development. Beyond funding, Safety Net provides basic needs for success (ie. beds, cleaning supplies, and household items). We give kids time to finish growing up with by giving them a safety net.
As a fundraiser, Safety Net is hosting a movie viewing at Regal Riverstone in Coeur d’Alene on Sunday, March 22. We will “Short Term 12,” a 2013 film that hits close to home for the organization. Based on the true experiences of director Destin Daniel Cretton, “Short Term 12” tells the story of Grace Howard, a young woman working as a supervisor at a residential treatment facility for teenagers and trying to navigate their uncertain futures as well as her own. Starring Brie Larson as Grace, she has to make difficult decisions about her own life as well as her charges’ that could put them all at risk. Tickets are $25 and include the movie, popcorn and a soda. Doors open at 2 p.m. and seats within the theater will be first-come, first-serve. You can buy tickets here, or purchase them at the door with cash.
The movie runs about 90 minutes and is rated R. All proceeds from the viewing will benefit Safety Net.
Contact: Hayley Lydig Whitney
Phone: (509) 496-9935