The Creative Destination is a purpose-driven organization that focuses on leveraging rooms or small spaces in organizations and institutions in underserved communities that are not being utilized to their full potential. We work with these organizations to create a space that fosters a love of learning and literacy by donating materials and books.
The Creative Destination partners with organizations, after-school programs, laundromats, and many more locations to create spaces that promote literacy in underserved communities. These spaces offer a safe and comfortable environment to children who need them.
Kids in underserved communities have a desire to learn and yearn for the resources to do so. Without a learning space, children are susceptible to negative influences, causing educational backsliding. Our vision is to ensure children have a secure and educational environment to expand their literacy skills and empower our volunteers to create creative destinations for underserved communities around them.
To make The Creative Destination spaces sustainable, The Creative Destination accepts donations of gently used furniture and partners with recycled furniture companies to reduce furniture waste.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 9 million tons of furniture are thrown out each year. Many of these furniture pieces use wood from our forests, fueling deforestation around the world. The Creative Destination accepts donations of gently-used furniture to combat the global environmental crisis.
Image above: the current technology lab
Help us promote digital literacy in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco
Our world is increasingly getting more and more digital. Technology has become an evermore present need in daily life. We recognize this need and have sought to address this by providing technology and digital resources to youth. However, at this time, the equipment is outdated and does not run modern applications at the speed needed for youth to perform at their best. Our goal is to build a modern technology space which will allow all users of the space to excel. Youth deserve the best in all facets of life and with your help, we can provide this to them.
There are approximately 2,500-3,000 children living in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, California. Many of these children lack spaces that allow them to experience the joys of being a child. The Tenderloin has the highest crime rates out of all San Francisco districts. Without a creative outlet to explore their passions, children are susceptible to negative influences such as involvement with drugs and crime, causing educational backsliding.
Ryland has been volunteering in her community since 8th grade when she became the first ambassador to Bookworm Global. Check out Bookworm Global here.
As a 16-year-old, volunteering in the Tenderloin District, I witnessed firsthand kids who truly had the desire to learn and yearn for resources to do so. My fondest memory was meeting a group of first-graders who enjoyed reading the Biscuit Dog Series. These children inspired me to focus my efforts on aiding the Tenderloin Community. I hope these children will enjoy the multipurpose room that will be filled with materials for them to foster their love of learning.
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