Sometimes it’s the little things in life.

Sustained by a circle of donors, the Catch the Good Fund allows our direct services staff to surprise youth with gift cards that serve to reward and reinforce positive practices. Youth have used their gift cards to treat friends to ice cream, shop online for the first time, and try new food at a new restaurant. We believe the small moments made possible by a simple gift card can have a lasting impact.

Donors to this fund receive special quarterly email updates that feature stories of our staff “catching” youth doing good—sticking with a job for longer than they ever have before, handling a tough interpersonal situation with maturity and compassion, consistently showing up on time for meetings with their assigned First Place staff, and more.


Are you inspired to support this fun and unique way of encouraging our youth in sustaining healthy habits? It’s easy to join this circle of donors:

Make your gift online and include “Catch the Good Fund” in the comments field.

Provide your email address so we can send your Catch the Good Funders Circle updates!

Become a Catch the Good donor now!