About the 2021 Country Auctions Event
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
For 36 years, Youth For Tomorrow’s Country Fair & Auctions has been a beloved community event and a vital fundraiser that makes it possible for us to help any child who needs us. Every year as many as 20,000 people come to the YFT campus to enjoy free rides, exciting entertainment and amusements, great food, music and, of course, three big auctions. These funds are particularly critical in a time such as now.
The global pandemic continues to disrupt much of our daily lives. Unfortunately, crisis situations facing families in our community has increased. Drug and alcohol abuse is on a dramatic uptick. Financial strains are pulling families apart at the seams. Criminal enterprises, like gangs and sex trafficking rings, are luring in young children who are adrift and unsupervised.
Youth For Tomorrow is on the front lines. Our outpatient counseling appointments are at all-time record numbers, and our residential campus is filled with children who are in desperate need of our help. We are seeing many children and families in crisis. As schools reopen, children are experiencing secondary trauma and struggling with depression, anxiety and major issues of grief and loss. We are seeing many adolescents with suicidal ideation, self injury and severe family issues.
Youth For Tomorrow is needed now, more than ever. And your support is needed now, more than ever.
Sponsorship - To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to pledge your support, please contact Love Jones, VP for Development and Public Relations, at (703) 396-8415 or LJones@yftva.com.
Your generous support is the glue that keeps Youth For Tomorrow strong so we never have to turn away any child who needs us. Thank you for your heart for children and for our mission—both of which are desperately needed now more than ever!
Youth For Tomorrow was founded by former Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs in 1986. His vision was to provide area teenage boys and girls who were experiencing traumatic circumstances with their families, many times abuse and neglect, a place to call home. While most youth are experiencing a life of hope and promise, our children have had frequent failures with family, school and peers -- in addition to unimaginable personal tragedies.
"I believe there is nothing more important in life than what we leave behind in terms of how we have helped others. Years from now no one wil remember who had a great season or who won the Super Bowl. That's why Youth For Tomorrow is so important. For each child that we help, we start a chain of good results because he or she will influence his or her own spouse and children and others around them. And they will pass along what they have learned to others. What will last in this world is what kind of influence we had on others and making a difference in the life of a child." Coach Joe Gibbs