Remember those few weeks just before school started and all you wanted were those new pair of kicks? Or that rockin’ shirt you saw Suzie sporting last week? And you spent time organizing, color coding, and putting you notebooks and school pack together. In the case of foster youth, the privilege to get those clothing and supplies is not always as readily available.
Promises2Kids, a leading nonprofit organization, since 1981, has responded to the needs of foster children and provided support to children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance needed to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.
Thanks to the generous support of a community member, Promises2Kids was excited to hold their Back To School shopping event last month. In August, the Junior League of San Diego joined up with Promises2Kids Back To School shopping event, worked 3 shifts, totaling over 30 hours. Hundreds of foster youth were able to go shopping last weekend to stock up on the back to school clothing and supplies enabling them to start the new school year with confidence.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to feel prepared, bold, and self assured on their first day of school, and we were happy to help! Check out th photos below of our amazing ladies volunteering at the Promises2Kids Back To School shopping event.