Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stand Up for Kids

What does foster care have to do with homelessness? Tragically, a lot. Some 30,000 young people will exit foster care this year and many have nowhere to go. Former foster youth are disproportionately represented among the homeless. YOU can help. Our friends at Standupforkids.org help homeless youth across the nation. You can help by joining one of the organization’s outreach teams. You can help by organizing a “Don’t Run Away” lecture at your local high school or middle school. You … Continue reading

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Collecting Backpacks and School Supplies

From our friends at the LaMorinda Sun comes this news of an upcoming backpack and school supply drive: The Moraga Youth Involement Committee is holding a backpack drive all month to collect backpacks as donations. The backpacks will be given to students fourth grade and younger whose families can’t afford to purchase a new backpack. The drive is taking place at Moraga’s Parks and Recreation office at the Hacienda de las Flores, located at 2100 Donald Drive. Donations will be … Continue reading

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California Teens Helping Younger Kids

From the LamorindaWeb: “The Moraga Youth Involvement Committee, a group of middle and high school students dedicated to giving back and serving their community, is hosting a backpack drive for children in grades kindergarten through fourth who would not be able to otherwise afford the school supplies. “New school supplies such as crayons, binders, rulers, and, of course, backpacks, as well as monetary donations, will be graciously accepted. The filled backpacks will then be distributed through a local program called … Continue reading

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