With Gratitude

Pastor Willie and Ryan Cotton
Pastor Willie and Ryan Cotton
Pastor Willie presents former Holland city manager Ryan Cotton with a plaque for his contribution to the Holland Youth Connection program.

Sometimes you can’t say thank you enough. ESCAPE is so very blessed to have donors, sponsors, and ministry partners like you. We are so very grateful for those who understand our mission in this community and give to support it. February through August is usually the toughest time of year for our budget, but your support has enabled us to continue serving. In addition to programming and benevolent needs, your contributions helped us save money by purchasing a storage shed on site so we could quit renting one.  An anonymous donor gave a $10,000 matching grant so we could increase the number of youth in our summer employment program (Holland Youth Connection) to 67 keeping them on the job for 10 weeks.

We are thankful for the many parents who attended our Nurturing Parent Class, taught by Howard Matthews from Pathways, and for Latin Americans United for Progress, Intersection Church, and Third Reformed Church for partnering with us on our first Citizenship Class.

ESCAPE is supported through individual donations (80%), through business and church donations (15%) and through grants (5%).  So you can see that your support is crucial.  Thank you again for allowing us to play a major part in the lives of our youth and their parents, and to make an impact for the kingdom.  Thanks be to GOD!

-Pastor Willie J. Watt, Jr.

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