music recording artist Jimmy Wayne will launch his “Meet
Me Halfway” campaign on January 1, 2010 when he begins his
solo walk halfway across America in Nashville, TN. Wayne’s
intention is not only to raise awareness of the plight of the
homeless, especially at risk children, teens and young adults,
but also raise funds for organizations that benefit homeless youth,
including HomeBase Youth Services, a Phoenix, AZ -- based organization
that provides essentials for homeless young adults. Wayne will
begin the walk at 10:00 a.m. CT on January 1st at Monroe Harding
in Nashville, another organization that services at risk children
and young adults. He plans to walk to Phoenix, AZ."
grew up in a variety of foster and group homes, and occasionally
found himself homeless as a teen. He was given a second chance
when Bea and Russell Costner gave him a home and fresh start when
he was only 16 years old. He has never forgotten the generosity
of the couple, who were in their 70's when they took Wayne in.
HomeBase Youth Services as the recipient of any donations
people care to make because of the work they do with homeless
young adults (age 18 –21). Like most charitable organizations,
HomeBase has also been hit hard by the economic woes of the country.
HomeBase is an Arizona-based, non-profit organization founded
in 1991 to address the growing needs of at-risk and homeless youth
age 21 and younger.
Harding partners with at-risk youth and families to provide
a bridge toward independence and success. This is accomplished
through foster care and adoption services, residential housing
and a center for youth aging out of state custody. On-campus and
Independent Living residential programs include progressively
independent levels of living experiences for youth in state custody.
All levels include education, vocational training, life skills
and—most importantly—the support and guidance of a
caring adult. Private foster homes provide an array of therapeutic
foster care and adoptions services for children of all ages. Youth
Connections is Nashville’s resource center for young people
between the ages of 18 and 23 and have previously been in foster
care. The center provides assistance with housing, employment,
well-being, education, life skills education, financial literacy
and an on-site thrift store.
Sportswear is providing Wayne with essential
cold weather clothing for Meet Me
Halfway. For additional information on "Meet Me Halfway"
and Jimmy Wayne, please visit
Awareness for the Homeless Teens in America
@JimmyWayne on Twitter
HOME BASE YOUTH, PHOENIX, AZ
Jimmy Wayne's final destination!
Be there to welcome him "HOME"!
learn more about HomeBase or make a donation to
this organization, please
HomeBase Youth Services
931 E. Devonshire, Phoenix, AZ 85014-4616
Fax: (602) 263-5498
you are sight impaired and would like help, please
contact us at 602-263-7773.
HARDING, NASHVILLE, TN
Wayne's walk started here January 1, 2010!
more information on Monroe Harding or make a donation
to this organization, please visit www.monroeharding.org.
Checks can be mailed to 1120 Glendale Lane, Nashville,
Facebook MONROE HARDING, INC
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF
more information on The Community Foundation of
Middle Tennessee or make a donation to this organization,
you would like to make a donation by check, please
send it to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
PO Box 440225
Nashville, TN 37244