Help SOS provide school supplies, clothes, shoes, extracurricular activities & a year of school memories for our 75 foster children

No child should ever worry about not having clothes or shoes to wear to school, being unprepared for class, or being embarrassed because they cannot participate in extracurricular activities like sports, field trips, dances and buying class pictures and yearbooks. SOS "Back to School and Ready" ensures that the Village has the funds to provide the educational tools and opportunities that our children need to excel in school and become productive and successful adults.

Will you help us make sure our children don't have to worry about fitting in with the other kids at school or not being able to do their work because they are not prepared?

Each of our boys and girls needs new school clothes or uniforms, shoes, accessories and school supplies for the coming year. Add to that the costs of field trips, after-school activities, lab fees, socials, dances, class pictures and yearbooks and we estimate that the average school year for a typical child costs close to $1,000! We have 75 kids, plus many new children who come to us throughout the year with only a grocery bag of belongings!

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