When a child is raised in poverty they suffer both publicly and privately.
When there is no food in the refrigerator, no electricity nor heat, these are hardships that they can keep hidden from their peers.
But, when that same child can't afford to pay for the band field trip, a pair of glasses, a chorus outfit or a new pair of shoes, these are indignities that are evident to their classmates. The public embarrassment can potentially affect school attendance, class performance, and the child's self-esteem.
Alice’s Kids pays for these relatively inexpensive items in the hopes of preserving the dignity of the child.
We believe that a little help can go a long way.