Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Arizona Helping Hands and Voices for CASA Children are excited about our 2016 Backpack & School Supply Drive for children in foster care.
Today, there are 19,000 children in foster care in Arizona, and every day 36 more children will enter foster care in our state. Most of these children have been physically abused, neglected, sexually assaulted or emotionally abused by the very people they rely on to keep them safe. They enter foster care with little more than the clothes on their backs, and are most likely behind in school, as well as in their social and educational development.
The backpack drive was started in 2012 to be a “good” thing that happens for children in foster care. Please help us keep the momentum going and check out the links below to see the many ways you can help these vulnerable children.
It’s so easy — even if you’re super busy, you can easily purchase a backpack and supplies online for a foster child for as little as $10.25!
Thank you for your support.
DONATION DROP-OFF EVENTS:
July 9, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
OfficeMax at Scottsdale Promenade
16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
July 16, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
15255 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
VIEW FLYER: Click Here
BECOME A SPONSOR: Click to View Options
DONATE ONLINE: www.BackpacksForFoster.com
SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- Notebook paper
- Spiral notebooks
- Writing tablets
- Glue sticks