What a year! In some ways this year seemed to last forever, but in other ways it is flying by! It feels like the school year just ended, but the new school year begins August 10th in Tampa Bay – it is just around the corner!
Most people understand that children need school supplies to be successful in school. But a new backpack and school clothes mean so much more to a foster child. It helps them feel comfortable attending school with the “right” shoes and the same supplies as everyone else. Foster children often are made to feel “less than”, but we strive to help them believe that they are worthy – of love, attention and success. And the last thing they should worry about when they walk into their classrooms on that first day of school is having enough paper or folders.
In the past we have provided school supplies & clothes for the children living at Joshua House – approximately 150 children per year. This year we are planning to support additional foster and at-risk children in our community – and we are counting on your help!