Ready For School
Starting school without the tools needed to succeed can put big obstacles in a developing child’s way. Items like backpacks, school supplies, writing tools, and back-to-school clothing & shoes are imperative to help children mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare for school. New backpacks and supplies give children a sense of pride and excitement to go back to school. With these tools, they are more likely to attend school and complete homework — offering them the same chance at school success as their peers. Parents can focus on rent and groceries instead of facing the stress of school-related expenses.
Help kids be kids.
We work with over 24,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to serve over 70,000 children every year in the region. Your time is vital to getting children the everyday essentials they need.
On a human level, what we do is bring a little sunshine into the life of a family or child in need. Learn firsthand about the difference we make on a day-to-day basis. From our service partners and volunteers and from the families themselves.
The Difference We're Making
Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children you serve at home, at school and at play by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.
The BIG Give as Supported by PECO
Join us on September 29th for our most critical collection drive of the year. As we head into our Gear Up for Winter campaign, we need to re-stock the warehouse with children’s essentials to carry us through the coming months.