BENEFITING: INSPIRE KIDZ
EVENT DATE: Aug 06, 2014
We need to fill 100 backpacks immediately for foster children in the area. PLEASE HELP! We need to purchase 70 backpacks and fill with supplies and another 30 backpacks are already purchased and we just need to fill with supplies.
If you have a child, niece, nephew, grandchild or even a friend of a child then you know how important it is to start off the school year right. Remember how exciting it was to pick out your backpack and clothes for the year and get all the supplies you needed to start off the school year on the right foot?
Well...imagine not having a mom or dad to do that for you. Imagine having to start off your school year with an old backpack or no school supplies at all and feeling like you're the only one in class who doesn't have any. It may not be the case....but as a child you always feel like you're the "only one" that everyone is looking at.
Although foster families are usually provided a monthly stipend to cover basic needs, it usually isn’t enough to cover everything a child truly needs to feel confident and safe. Unfortunately, California would have to raise the current stipends by about 40% to catch up with the growing cost of raising a child today. Many times foster parents are extended family members themselves that might be struggling and can use the extra support for the children they are caring for.
Inspire Kidz wants to help solve this problem by supplying backpacks to local foster children full of school supplies so they can start the year off on the right foot feeling prepared, confident and like they "fit in" with their peers. But we can only do this with YOUR help.
School in this part of California begins around August 13th or later. We'd like to meet our goal by August 6th so we have enough time to purchase, fill and distribute the backpacks.
Please help support our fundraiser by contributing a small (or large) amount or even sharing this with a friend. Thank you in advance for your love and support!
Sincerely, Inspire Kidz