2017 Backpack Drive Donations
- July 28, 2017
6:00 am - 11:00 am
What is Children First Academy?
Children First Academy’s Phoenix campus educates children who are from economically challenged families. 100% of the students at this charter school and their families are at or below the poverty line and a vast majority of the students are homeless.
There are approximately 250 students, grades K-6, being educated on the campus. The school provides stability and hope for kids amid a chaotic world of homelessness and hopelessness; many of the children live in motels, shelters and many live doubled up.
Children First Academy works to provide the necessities, care and attention that so many homeless and low socioeconomic children lack.
What is RISE Services?
RISE is a nonprofit organization that specializes in foster care services, finding committed and loving people to work with children, ages 0-18 years old and of all ethnicities.
The children coming into care are those who have had a rough beginning through abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, drug exposure or violence.
Foster families are given $100- by the state to buy clothing for each foster child. No funds are provided for school supply needs. There will be approximately 250 children we can assist at RISE to provide needed supplies.
How Can ABA Members Help?
The ABA’s Community Service Board will be purchasing almost all supplies this year with monetary donations.
Make a monetary donation to the ABA to purchase needed items. The ABA can accept credit cards, checks, or cash. All donations are tax deductible.
Select your donation amount below! If you’d like to become part of the ABA’s Community Service Board, please contact Erica Lange.
In addition to Backpacks, the ABA’s goal is to provide the following school supplies for all 500 students, so your monetary donations are VERY much appreciated:
- Colored pencils
- Regular Yellow pencils
- Color markers
- White board markers
- Pencil boxes
- Construction paper
- Notebook paper
- 3 Ring binders
- White board erasers
- Glue and Glue sticks
- Pencil sharpeners