Back to school donation drive

Each child will receive a backpack and age appropriate school supplies.

It’s that time again for families to start shopping for back to school supplies and for some, it is a financial hardship! Kids & Families Together, in partnership with Heart 2 Heart, is hosting their 9th Annual Back to School Donation Drive for foster/resource, kinship, and adopted children in Ventura County. We know school supplies can be costly on a tight budget. They want to help these families by easing their financial burden, as well as providing a fun family event. The goal is to help children start their new school year off fresh with confidence and hope! With your generosity, along with help of local businesses and community partners, they will be able to provide these supplies to at least 250 children and youth in need. Your support will help promote their learning, self-esteem building, and help motivate our youth to stay in school.

In partnership with River Community Church, there is an amazing location where each child will receive a backpack and age appropriate school supplies. They will be providing the back to school donations at the annual event on August 10th in Ventura which will include fun activities, a reading tent, touch-a-truck, donations of clothing/household goods and snacks will be provided.

A few ways you can help is through volunteering, finding sponsors, direct donations, shop at Amazon wishlist: http://a.co/30t9ROg and hosting a donation bin at your location.

It takes a loving village to raise these children and they hope you will be a part of that village!

Donations can be dropped off at:

Kids & Families Together, Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm, 864 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura and at community locations throughout Ventura County. See website for a complete listing of drop off locations: https://www.kidsandfamilies.org/backpack-gift-away-event/

Kids & Families Together is a local nonprofit who provides support, education and counseling services for individuals and families in foster care, kinship, adoption, and birth families in Ventura County. Our mission is to strengthen relationships by providing safe, supportive help that keeps family members emotionally connected to one another. For over a decade, Heart 2 Heart has been assisting foster and kinship families with durable goods to help with the children in their care such as bedding, clothes, diapers, small furniture and seasonal items such as back to school supplies. We also host families for special events throughout the year, such as our back to school event. We are here to let them know their community supports them as they raise children who cannot be at home.”

If you would like to volunteer, make a donation/schedule a pick-up or host a donation bin, please contact: Jeni Futvoye, (805) 643-1446 ext. 108 or email jfutvoye@kidsandfamilies.org.

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