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Help California’s Foster Kids

From our friends at Sleep Train: Sleep Train Foster Kids Dollar Drive On Now Through November 4th! For over 60,000 California foster children extracurricular activities help provide a sense identity and a path to success. Joining the soccer team, getting help with math, learning to swim, activities like these are shown to provide stability and improve academic achievement. To help Sleep Train is collecting donations to help pay for the extra activities foster children usually go without. Just bring your … Continue reading

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Back to School Supply Drive

When I was a kid, my favorite time of year was early fall… getting ready to go back to school. As you know, nearly a half million foster kids will be going back to school this September. To help California’s foster youth, the heroes at Sleep Train will be collecting new school supplies for foster children throughout the state. I have participated in this drive and it’s a lot of fun! Click here for store locations. Click here if 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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Laptops Help Foster Youth in College

If your spring cleaning includes making a decision about what to do with that laptop you’re not using, you can donate it! Make a difference in the life of a young person. From today’s Sacramento Bee: Two Placer County colleges are asking the public to donate used laptop computers to help former foster youth get through college. William Jessup University and the Sierra College Foundation are launching a program called “Fostering Care in Education” that will support former foster youth … Continue reading

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WOMAN, Inc.

I have the honor of being on the board of directors for WOMAN, Inc.–Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent. For more than 30 years, WOMAN, Inc. has provided a lifeline for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. You can help! Here is WOMAN, Inc.’s current wish list.

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You Can Help Foster Kids in California

If you live in California, you can help a child in foster care. Sleep Train’s Pajama Drive will continue for 12 more days. From Sleep Train’s website: “A child’s bedtime should be a time to feel safe, warm and protected. For close to 80,000 California foster children, separated from family and friends, nights can feel long and lonely. To help make those nights a little cozier, you can help by collecting pajamas for foster kids big and small. Bring your … Continue reading

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Back to School for California Foster Youth

If you live in the Golden State, take a bit of time between now and Labor Day (September 6th) to drop off new school supplies for foster children. Sleep Train–one of our heroes!–does an enormous amount of good for foster children all year long. They are wrapping up their back-to-school supply drive this week and over Labor Day weekend. A binder, backpack, pencils or some cool art supplies could make all the difference in the life of a foster kid.

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