a little help ...

... goes a long way

A child who is raised in poverty suffers both privately and publicly. When there is no food in the refrigerator, no electricity or heat, these are hardships that generally can be kept private. But when that same child can't afford to pay for the band field trip, a prom ticket, a pair of glasses, their senior dues or a new pair of shoes, these are indignities that are evident to his or her classmates. The public embarrassment can potentially affect school attendance, class performance, and the child's self-esteem. Working with teachers, counselors and social workers, Alice's Kids identifies children with specific needs and anonymously pays for these relatively inexpensive items in hopes of making those children feel just a little bit more "normal" amongst their peers. We believe that a little help can go a long way.

Dear Alice's Kids ...

“… a mother would like to buy her son, who suffers from depression, a guitar”

“… a mother would like to buy her son, who suffers from depression, a guitar”

“… honors student whose mother recently lost her job and cannot afford to buy her daughter a prom dress”

“… honors student whose mother recently lost her job and cannot afford to buy her daughter a prom dress”

“… I have a student whose father was deported. She needs eyeglasses and is unable to pay for the exam or the glasses”

“… I have a student whose father was deported. She needs eyeglasses and is unable to pay for the exam or the glasses”

“a 14 year old boy has made his high school football team, but he and his younger brother live with their grandmother who has limited income and cannot afford football cleats”

“a 14 year old boy has made his high school football team, but he and his younger brother live with their grandmother who has limited income and cannot afford football cleats”

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