BENEFITING: DEVEREUX FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 13, 2012
Can you remember the smell of crayons and pencils? That curiously particular scent marked the waning days of summer and the beginning of another year of school. For most of us, it also meant cooler days, new clothes - possibly the dreaded uniform - and new sneakers, a new lunch box, a new back pack and supplies. Many of us experience this anticipation without a thought to its costs. They come to us because we are privileged enough to live with loving, supportive families.
For Devereux children though, these moments may come at a price they simply cannot afford. Government subsidies help Devereux meet our children’s basic needs - food, clothing, shelter, medicine. But this leaves few dollars for the extras in life - the extras that make the difference in feeling part of our community, rather than alienated from it.
It is for these reasons that Devereux Florida seeks your help in providing school supplies to our children. You can make an important difference in the lives of more than 2,000 school age children who need your help.