Comments for a Cause program. But before I share about my new cause, I need to wrap up May and June's donation to the Franklin County Freedom Rock. Over the last couple of months I had a total of 70 comments on my blog, equaling a $35 donation to help cover costs of painting my local county's Freedom Rock. I can't wait to see our rock get finished. We have had so much fun this summer visiting other county Freedom Rocks.
Throughout the month of July I'll be donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to Families Helping Families of Iowa School Supplies Campaign.
It is hard to believe that July is already here and a third of the summer is already over! It always feels like we really only have a month left before we start thinking about getting ready to go back to school. And for some families, this can be an overwhelming time of the year. Families Helping Families of Iowa helps out foster kids during this time of year by having a School Supply Closet that coincides with their year-long Clothing Closet in Cedar Rapids, as well as hosting a Back to School Rally that provides around 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to foster care students.
This month I'll be raising money to help with the Back to School Rally that is held at the beginning of August. The first day of school is an exciting time for any child and I want to do my part to make sure students are excited, rather than scared. For foster children the start of the school year may feel like they're starting over for more than reason. Having a new stock of school supplies can help them feel ready and prepared for the school year and can help relieve the financial stress during this time of year for the foster families. You can help too by donating financially or by dropping of school supplies.
So help me help all of these foster students get ready for back to school by commenting on my blog all month long. Are there any back to school drives in your community? What is your favorite part of the first day of school? Remember to Comment for a Cause all month long!
What a great cause! I can't imagine not knowing where to get the money for school supplies and the worry and fear those kids must have not having everything they need when going to school. It's hard enough sometimes when you do have everything you need. My heart hurts just thinking about it. I'll have to comment extra this month!! xoxoReplyDelete
I appreciate that! Back to school can be stressful for both students and parents. Helping the foster families is just one way to relieve some of that stress.Delete
I'm loving the fact that I can find the crispix instructions on your blog instead of digging through my email. ;pReplyDelete
It is quite convenient ;)Delete