Equip Our Future: Supporting Foster Kids for a Confident Start to the School

We are excited to share that CK Family Services has been featured in ON Magazine for our Equip Our Future Back-to-School campaign! This initiative highlights the vital importance of ensuring that children in foster care have the necessary resources to walk into their first day of school with confidence.

The Importance of Basic Necessities

For most children, the start of a new school year is filled with excitement and anticipation as they pack their new backpacks with fresh school supplies. They look forward to buying new outfits, picking out new shoes, and getting a haircut for the first day. However, many kids in foster care don’t have access to these basic necessities. They may not have the opportunity to get these simple things that contribute to a positive and successful school experience.

Facing Greater Obstacles

Children in foster care often face significant challenges as they start a new school year. Many have endured trauma, instability, and loss, which can make the prospect of a new school year daunting. Without the proper support and resources, these kids face even greater obstacles in their academic and social development. Having the necessary supplies and a fresh start helps them feel confident and prepared, which can lead to success in the classroom and a positive outlook on their future.

Equip Our Future Campaign

The Equip Our Future campaign is our effort to address these critical needs. By encouraging unrestricted giving, we can ensure that funds are allocated to the most pressing needs of the children in our care. Here’s how your contributions can make a difference:

  • $25 provides a new backpack filled with essential school supplies.
  • $50 covers the cost of a new pair of shoes and a haircut.
  • $100 ensures a foster child has new clothes for the first week of school.
  • $250 equips a foster child with a full set of school supplies, new clothing, and a fresh haircut for a confident start to the new school year.

Make a Difference Today

Your support can help us equip foster kids with the tools they need to succeed. A small donation can make a significant impact on a child’s confidence and readiness to face the new school year. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children in foster care and help them start the school year on the right foot. Thank you for your continued support!

Read more about our campaign and how you can help in the ON Magazine article HERE.

To donate, visit ckfamilyservices.org/give