Can you help CCC with the Back-to-School drive?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Each year, Central City Concern raises funds to help parents in our FAN housing program provide their children with needed school supplies, backpacks and clothing.  This year, we’re working to get approximately 200 children ready to learn.

These eager students live in CCC’s alcohol and drug-free housing with their parent(s) who are working to rebuild their lives.  The majority of these parents are working or attending school in order to attain stronger employment. They are barely making ends meet but long to give their children equal footing when the school year starts. With proper clothing and supplies, these children have an equal chance at success.

We were stunned to learn that the average family will spend $606 per child to get their child ready for the school year! Our families surely cannot afford such luxuries.  Central City Concern gladly accepts donations via our secure website as well as in-kind items delivered to our administrative office, 223 NW Sixth Avenue & Everett.  Gift cards, especially to stores that carry both supplies and clothing, are very welcome and also can be directed to our administrative office. Thank you for considering helping a needy student this fall!