Last week, the Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre in partnership with The Youth Clinic and Houska Automotive hosted a Drive-In Movie Fundraiser to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency, a non-profit organization that provides support to single parents in Larimer County.
Families were invited to enjoy an iconic summer bucket-list experience featuring The Lego Movie (PG) and Wonder Woman (PG-13). Both family-friendly films were selected for showcasing and celebrating community, perseverance, and inner-strength.
The fundraiser raised more than $8,000 that will support Project Self-Sufficiency’s efforts to provide access to education and career development for single parents while also recognizing Houska Automotive for donating a vehicle to a Project Self-Sufficiency participant for the 11th year in a row.
During the event, Kerrie Luginbill, Project-Self-Sufficiency Board of Director President, and participating sponsors such as Houska Automotive and The Youth Clinic, spoke about the event and its impact during a special segment premiering at both the start and intermission of viewings. The video segment highlights the Acura TL vehicle donated by Houska Automotive to support this year’s event, along with words of encouragement and the driving forces behind the company’s involvement in this effort over the past 11 years.
“In the face of hard emotional, physical, and financial circumstances, it takes remarkable effort to apply for and get through educational programs and develop career stability for single parents and their children,” said Luginbill “This kind of success doesn’t happen alone, or overnight, and our incredible community partners help to make this possible for those we serve.”
As single parents are the sole providers for their families, participants must support their children’s’ education at home and continue to focus on their own studies and work; all while managing day-to-day crises for their families. The Project Self-Sufficiency team is committed to bringing additional resources to single parents and being innovative and proactive in responding to critical needs in overcoming barriers such as affordable housing, mental health services, access to quality childcare, reliable transportation, and other challenging circumstances which require creative intervention and intensive, personalized advising.
“Selfpower is the power and confidence that comes from deep within the human spirit – once it’s realized, no one can ever take it away,” said Luginbill. “Our role at Project Self-Sufficiency is to simply help single parents see it, believe it, and achieve it.”
Project Self-Sufficiency aims to create opportunities for single-parent families to become selfpowered through new career pathways. Bringing the promise of education to single parents for more than 30 years, the organization serves approximately 150 low-income families each year, and targets families who earn below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, with children aged 13 or younger living in the home more than fifty percent of the time.
Those interested in contributing to Project Self-Sufficiency, please visit bringthepower.org/donate.