Champions for Kids deeply believes that ALL children, most especially children who are homeless, should have: Someone who cares, a place to belong, hope for tomorrow, and provisions for their journey.
For the past 16 years, Champions for Kids has worked to help end child poverty. We now focus our commitment to helping children who are homeless. In 2015, Champions for Kids worked with partners to develop the most recent research on children who are homeless. We were silenced to learn that the numbers of youth experiencing homelessness in the United States in 2015 was staggering.
Today, more than ever, because of COVID displacing families from their homes and the loss of jobs, the numbers of youth experiencing homelessness is escalating. Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth experience homelessness. There are many causes of youth homelessness: Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of safe accommodations, are living in emergency shelters or transitional shelters, or are abandoned in hospitals. Child homelessness may include children who are sharing the housing of a friend, relative or other person due to economic hardship, abuse, or neglect.
This Holiday Season, you can help. Champions for Kids is partnering with School Nurses and Counselors who privately know what youth need help. Your donation is provided as a gift card to school counselors and nurses to bring hope, joy, and love to homeless youth during the holiday season, and beyond. Here is what your gift will do:
- $35. Gift Card to School Nurse to provide a Holiday Gift for a youth.
- $85. Gift Card to School Nurse to provide two Holiday Gifts and a Stocking
- $150. Gift Card to provide Holiday Gift, stocking, and warm clothing
- $500 Gift Card to provide all the above plus food for the holiday
- $1,250 Gift card to school nurse to help with greatest needs
- Other Choose your own amount
Your donation goes into restricted funds to provide resources through nurses and counselors to help children they serve. Operational costs for this program have been provided by generous donors.
Thank you in advance for being a Champion for Kids.
With deepest gratitude,
Jacqui Lindsay & Dr. Rick Basom
Executive Director, Champions for Kids & Chairman, Champions for Kids Board
To donate by phone, call 1-479-841-8767
If you prefer to donate by mail, please send payment to:
Champions for Kids, P.O. Box 488 Fayetteville, AR 72701
Champions for Kids is a registered 501 (c)(3)private, nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal identification Number: 68-0587684