VERY EXCITING TIMES!!!
This is the time of year that Snow Redfern Foundation works the hardest to follow our Mission Statement. The window of opportunity to apply for a Grant from the Foundation begins on JUNE 1, 2017 and ends of AUGUST 31, 2017! Throughout the summer we will be receiving applications from youth organizations of Nebraska, who serve youth that don’t always have the same opportunities as many of their schoolmates or friends. Through no fault of their own, they don’t have enough food at home, don’t get to go to camps, have to spend the entire day at home alone, etc. Many of us are so unaware of the challenges these young people face daily.
We get comfortable in our own way of life and begin the think that everyone has the same blessings as we do, but take a moment to walk in their shoes (if they are fortunate enough to have some)! This is when the playing field gets somewhat leveled. Through the grants, organizations receive in the coming year from Snow Redfern Foundation, many youth will receive assistance without them even realizing it is happening. And I’m talking hundreds of youth, get opportunities they may not receive without the support of Snow Redfern Foundation! It’s exciting for the youth, the organizations and Snow Redfern Foundation. Your assistance, and involvement, in this exciting time is a personal choice for you. In order for SRF continue to grow, develop, and ultimately expand these opportunities, your help is important. Through a one-
Welcome to our website, and thank you for taking time to check us out. If you have visited here before, you will find that I have a hard time keeping it current. I didn’t realized how much time it can take to keep a website current, plus keep a Facebook page current and appropriate. So much information can be floating out there on Facebook, and so much of it is NOT what I want to see, or for you to have to endure. If you are anything like MOST of us; enough with the political overload! It is my goal to keep all of the political posts OFF of our Facebook, but if something gets by me, I hope you will know it was an oversight, and not an intentional attempt to influence your views politically.
YEAR 5 FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITIES!
Mrs. Arvilla Snow-
LOOKING FOR A WIN-
Let’s be honest, most of us are looking for that “deal” where everyone wins. This time of the year we all begin to think about tax time as well. If you are looking for another tax deduction to claim for 2015, remember that Snow-
In any case, it is a win-
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A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDER:
MRS. ARVILLA SNOW-
I have been doing some additional reading and searching about the history of the development of the Snow-
Mrs. Redfern knew long before she willed her ranch to the Foundation that she had a love to care for kids. As early as 1955 she was starting her plans to provide a safe haven for kids, while at that same time she was already doing so by taking in foster kids, and others without a place to live. How many foster and “other” kids she had we do not know, but that is what started her to dream about a special place for kids.
Another motivating factor was her own son, Monte. He was surely the one she loved most dearly. However, her dreams of him continuing with the ranch-
The third motivating factor that I have gathered from reading her letters, and minutes from some of the first Board of Director’s meetings, she used her great wisdom and knowledge to see that her LEGACY should be to honor her son via caring for hundreds additional deserving youth. I would like to share just part of one of her letters to show what an intelligent, foresighted woman she was, and how driven she was in her pursuit of this dream she wanted to share with others.
“Also to anyone anywhere who loves to lend a hand in whatsoever way they can to those among them, may I say: If in doing so the Foundation (Snow-
Mrs. Redfern was a woman to be reckoned with; a woman who knew what she wanted, and knew what was needed. The Board of Director’s, along with myself as Executive Director, are committed to carry on with her dreams and see that her LEGACY will live forever.
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SNOW REDFERN FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN NEBRASKA
Please view this video, developed by Beyond School Bells, and then let others know about the efforts our Foundation goes to in order to assist youth. For several years, Snow Redfern Foundation has partnered with after school programs, or ELO’s (expanded learning opportunities), providing learning that goes beyond schools bells. These programs have PROVEN their value in so many ways; safe havens for youth who would be unsupervised while parents are working, driving down delinquency behaviors, improving self-