Contra Costa Foster Kids are starting school and they need our help!
Foster children like Denise are starting school, but unlike most children, Denise does not have any school supplies, not even something as simple as a pencil. You see, Denise was an abused and neglected child and was removed from her home and placed in foster care. She has already been in several foster homes and doesn't know when she might be moved again, much less if she'll have the necessary school supplies to start school.
Many children, like those in the above video, experience the excruciating heartache of having to live with strangers in a foster care home. The inability to have a normal childhood affects countless foster children nationwide. Anything that can help these foster kids experience a more stable and normal childhood is a blessing. Something that many people consider as insignificant such as school supplies can be huge to a foster child!
That is why we are inviting you to join us in helping Contra Costa Foster Kids be able to start off the school year with the school supplies they need. It is imperative that these children have all the tools necessary to secure a good education to assist them with their future.
Along with our sponsors, we have purchased good quality backpacks that can be filled with school supplies for Contra Costa Foster Kids. The school supplies will help these children start the school year off right and the backpacks will allow them to transport those supplies as well as their school books to and from school to their current foster home.
WHAT: SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR CONTRA COSTA FOSTER KIDS.
WHY: THERE ARE OVER 1000 FOSTER KIDS IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY.
WHERE: BRING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO 5079 LONE TREE WAY, ANTIOCH.
HOW: ONCE WE COLLECT THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES WE WILL FILL THE BACKPACKS TO GIVE OUT.
WHEN: EARLY AUGUST BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
For those children that you may never meet personally, won't you consider reaching out to them with the heartfelt gift of school supplies this year?
Notebooks, paper, color pencils, pencils, rulers, erasers, colored pens/markers, solar calculators, 5x7 blank index cards, small calendar, Elmer's glue, and folders. Please have all items to us by Monday, August 14th.