Dallas, TX- Dallas Mavericks John Jenkins partners up with “Youth In View” to ensure over 40 kids have a wonderful Christmas this holiday season. The event will take place on Saturday, December 19th 2015 at Smoothie Place in Rowlett, TX. John and teammates will be on premise hand delivering gifts and taking photos with the children.
John Jenkins who is considered one of the most accurate shooters in the NBA, was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Jenkins was signed to the Dallas Mavericks in July 2015, and has been a great addition to the Mavericks team.
When asked about the toy drive, Jenkins replied with “I wanted to give back this holiday season and thought what better way than to make sure less fortunate kids have something to look forward to this Christmas.”
What: John Jenkins Toy Drive benefitting “Youth in View Foster Home and Agency”
When: Saturday, December 19th, 2015 4-6pm
Where: Smoothie Place (5000 Rowlett Rd. #105 Rowlett, TX 75088
Sponsors include: Dallas Uptown Ambassadors, Mr. Jims Pizza (Rowlett), Smoothie Place, Cretia’s Bakery (Bishop Arts), and Nova (Bishop Arts).
About Youth in View
Founded in 1999 Youth in View is an organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of youth by providing a continuum of care through foster care, option, post-adoption, unplanned pregnancy and residential treatment services. We believe we must work together, sharing both responsibility and accountability for those who cannot take care of themselves. As an organization we always keep four main goals in mind. First, to prepare youth for permanent placement. Second, to provide a positive family environment that allows them to grow and develop. Third, to provide them with the opportunities to participate in family activities outside of an institutional setting and our fourth goal is to carefully match families with youth.
We offer a variety of services including therapy for families and youth provided by a Master’s level clinician, specialized training and consultation regarding the most effective ways in which to care for youth who have been abused and/or neglected, guidance to families through case management, home visits and treatment plans, 24-hour a day crisis intervention and support, regular foster parent support group and adoption placement modules that include: open adoption, identified adoption, designated adoption and closed adoption.