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Transforming young people’s lives and transforming the fabric of our society.

That’s what your dollars achieve.

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There are many reasons to give. Here are just three:

  • Your dollars help transform the lives of young people in foster care when they are able to have the permanent, loving support of forever families.
  • By helping to transform the lives of young people across New York City, you are not only building families, but also positively changing the fabric of our society – with more and more youth on the path to achieving their potential.
  • Your donation also saves the nation millions of dollars. The cost of keeping New York teens in foster care is high, from $21,400 per year for each youth with minimal challenges to more than $150,000 for those with special needs. Contrast this with the average one-off costs of $10,000-$15,000 for finding a permanent family.

Every dollar that you donate to You Gotta Believe is used to fund the caseworkers, trainings, and care that we provide to ensure that as many youth in foster care as possible are not left without the one thing that they were promised when they entered care: a family.

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Annual Cost of Adoption Vs. Foster Care

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You Gotta Believe is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Tax ID # is 11-3272603. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.