Summer Backpack Drive for Orlando
Even though school just ended, in Orlando, our community partner Pauline Jackson is thinking about the end of August, when school will start up again.
Most of the struggling families she works with can’t afford the school supplies and backpacks their children will need. Some of these kids are homeless and living out of cars; most are children of single mothers; all are very low income.
To help, as we did last year, Family-to-Family has put together an Amazon wishlist we’re calling “Pauline’s Kids.”
If everyone pitches in a little bit we can help hundreds of kids start the school year off right!
A heartfelt thank you to a fourth grade girl at Stony Brook Elementary school in Rockaway Township, New Jersey who wanted to make a difference and DID.
Her teacher helped her organize a book drive where she collected a whopping six hundred gently used children’s books for Family-to-Family’s GivingWorks empathy project.
The books, along with 125 backpacks donated by the same student, are headed to the Newark, New Jersey YMWCA, where preteen and teenage kids living in poverty will participate in a GivingWorks event – choosing books they will read and then give to younger children in need. We call this double giving!
A Big Thank You to Our “Spring Soirée” Donors and Volunteers!
Thanks to all of you who attended and volunteered at our Spring Soiree fundraiser at Square Peg Gallery on April 30th! The party was a big success, and served the double function of raising money for Family-to-Family and officially launching our connection with The Marvin Koner Archive. Marvin Koner was F-to-F founder Pam Koner’s father, and a selection of his mid-century photographs were on display in the gallery during the party. All photos are available for a donation of $175 or more to Family-to-Family… view them here.