Yellowstone Foundation thanks our donors for supporting Yellowstone kids for over 60 years.
Please give generously this holiday season.
Happy holidays are something Ruby has never known. Ruby was removed from her mother’s custody years ago because of drug addiction. Ruby has been through eight foster home placements.
After years of neglect and abuse, Ruby is now in treatment at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and found something she can rely on – safety, security, supportive adults and professionals that are helping her heal.
This will be Ruby’s first real holiday season to celebrate. Like many YBGR residential treatment kids, it will be her first family-style Thanksgiving meal, first ice-skating party, first Christmas present exchange – all thanks to generous donors like you.
Kiplinger, the nation’s publishing authority on business and personal finance, recently interviewed Jim Soft, President Emeritus of Yellowstone Foundation. Jim’s years of planned giving experience and Yellowstone Foundation’s successful gift annuity program, were the perfect combination of expertise Kiplinger was looking for on the subject of charitable gift annuities.
The resulting article, Gift Annuity Offers Tax Break and Retirement Income appears in the current issue of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report and online at Kiplinger.com. Learn the basics of gift annuities and hear from donors who are already enjoying the benefits of charitable gift annuities.
“We aren’t four walls. We’re four hundred acres.”
Meet Jim Klempel and Gary Adams. Jim is a vocational education teacher at YBGR. Gary manages the YBGR farm program. They recently worked together with a crew of YBGR students to build fence.
That was the same day that Raised in the West magazine came to campus.
You won’t want to miss the resulting story, Building Fences, Rebuilding Lives in the Fall/2018 edition out now.
You’ll enjoy visiting with YBGR youth members on a work crew. Share a walk through the campus gardens. Learn about YBGR’s unique Homes for Heifers program. And, meet two of Yellowstone’s most dedicated staff.
The road to recovery for Julia led her to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. In this issue of the Wrangler newsletter, Julia shares her story and the successful outcome of her participation in the YBGR chemical dependency treatment program.
We’ve also got back-to-school news from Yellowstone Academy, and photos of the brand new playgrounds at YBGR Lewistown and Livingston.
Online Bonus: Yellowstone Gift Annuity Rates Are Going Up
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Be prepared for the new year with the 2019 Yellowstone Calendar.
Our full color photo calendar shows YBGR kids at work and play. Each month is accompanied by a motivational Bible verse for a year full of blessings.
This year’s calendar spotlights the YBGR Equine Therapy Program. If you love horses and kids, you’ll love our calendar!
Students at Yellowstone Academy got a fun surprise on their last day of classes, just in time for their summer break: new kick-balls, footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees, Bean-Bag-Toss, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and other outdoor sports equipment and games. The items were all donated by 10-year old Kale Izzat who raised $300 through friends and family to help Yellowstone kids have some healthy, active summer fun.
This is Kale’s second year fund-raising for Yellowstone Academy, helping out last year with the purchase of school supplies. YA kids spent the afternoon out on the lawns trying out the new equipment and playing together with Kale, his mom, Terri, school staff and administration. Billings Best Yogurt donated frozen treats for everyone. Kale’s thoughtfulness and generosity are an inspiration to us all!