Monetary Donations are great (O.K......maybe they are better than great) BUT there are other ways you can help!
Fundraising for us is not a one-time, annual event. We use our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible, but this is not always enough. We need to host numerous events throughout the year to cover the cost of our programs. Beyond giving pure money (which we will NEVER refuse) people can support us in our fundraising efforts in a number of ways:
Serving upwards of 90 kids per day has a tendency to deplete our resources fast. Donated items, (even small ones) allow us to take the money we would have used to purchase them and divert that money directly back into our programs. There is no donation that is too small or insignificant to make a difference. We are always in need of the following:
We offer a wide variety of programs and supports to our children and youth, ranging from nutrition to education to recreation. If you or your organization has a “soft spot” for a particular activity (Swimming, Cooking......), then why not sponsor our kids so that they can enjoy it as well? We take our corporate stewardship very seriously and would be happy to work with you to acknowledge your support as you see fit. We are open to one-time sponsorship or a more long term arrangements.
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong.
To have your childhood dream realized is a really big deal.
Childhood is a short season.