$100,000 Back-to-School Match!

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Help Families Avoid Impossible Choices: Give Up Food for Coats, or Crayons for Their Kids

During a time that should be all about the joy of learning, many hardworking families have to make impossible choices.

Do you remember it? The smell of new crayons and freshly sharpened pencils? Like me, you probably look back fondly on the hope and promise that always accompanied the start of the new school year.

But, for far too many children and the families we serve, the beginning of school is a time of worry.

You see, the back-to-school season means buying school supplies, books, backpacks, clothes and coats. They’re faced with a terrible choice: to let their children go without the essentials they need for school, or risk falling behind on basic needs like housing and food.

For so many in our community — especially the working poor — those back-to-school expenses are simply out of reach.

Your compassion can bring hope and confidence to these young students and their families. Please make your special back-to-school gift today. If you give by August 31, 2017, a contributor will match your donation, so your gift goes TWICE as far to help the children of our community reach their potential.

Gifts will be matched up to $100,000!

May God bless you – now, and throughout the school year to come.

With deep gratitude,

Description: Kevin Sullivan

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan
Executive Director

P.S. Your kindness and concern can make all the difference.  Help us give the tools to so children can start the year off right. Please make a special back-to-school gift now.