Caring for Kids is an all volunteer organization helping kids in need in our community.
The annual auction this year is called “Happy Hearts…Caring for Kids”. It will be held February 21st, Saturday, 5:30 P.M. at Clover Park Technical College’s Sharon McGavick Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. The tickets are $25 and that includes dinner. This is their major fundraiser of the year and hope to fill the center with 400 people.
Some statistics from 2008, which will give you some idea of the work they’ve done:
‚Ä¢ Clothing Bank – 925 kids (Most orders include a coat, new shoes, 3 pairs of pants and 3 shirts. Most of the clothes are new because of the volume of orders.)
‚Ä¢ School Supply Bank -free school supplies – 1,159 kids are helped.
‚Ä¢ Books – 9,546 kids
‚Ä¢ Ready to Learn Fair – 1,833 kids
‚Ä¢ Holiday Fair – 2,358 kids
‚Ä¢ Food Bank – 110 families (3-5 sacks of food are delivered to the schools)
‚Ä¢ Dental Kits – 2,763 kids
‚Ä¢ Furniture – 50 families
‚Ä¢ Baby Clothes – 426 (6 outfits sacked and delivered to WIC, Crisis Pregnancy Center and other community organizations.
‚Ä¢ Emergency Meals – 850
‚Ä¢ Growing Up is Fun Bags – 1,419 kids (in conjunction with Communities in Schools and Comcast)
Everyone is needed to help make this a successful fundraiser!
Order your tickets now and help us make a difference in our community! Please contact Diane Formoso at 253-279-9777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.