From the beginning:
In our effort to transform the school supply industry, we want to make sure that every child has the supplies they need. For every item sold, we donate a spiral notebook or a set of pencils to a child in foster care.
We work to provide materials where they're needed most throughout our communities because we believe that education is important for all children. We're currently making donations to tickettodream.org. The Ticket to Dream is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of children in the foster care system across our nation. When children are being placed in foster care, they often only have the clothes on their backs or a few belongings they scoop up on their way out the door, often in a trash bag. We believe it is important to join forces with organizations that reach out to our communities to ensure these children have the school supplies they need. We chose The Ticket to Dream Foundation because they are dedicated to creating hope and opportunity for foster children across the nation.
Preppy Prodigy is a for-profit business that donates school supplies to children in foster care. We make our donations annually. If you have any additional questions about our donations, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why help is needed
Over 400,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system at any given time and range in age from days old to teens. Many enter care with little to no belongings and have suffered the effects of abuse, poverty, neglect or even the death of their loved ones. With a nationwide shortage of foster parents and stipends that don’t cover the essentials of a growing child, many children have never owned a new pair of shoes.
They might not have the school supplies they need to succeed or the comfort of a special toy, let alone the ability to find their special talent or passion by participating in sports or arts.
Now with the Ticket to Dream Foundation, people across the country are standing up to support foster children and families. We can provide support to ease the burden of instantly providing everything a child needs for a foster family’s fifth or even twentieth foster child, to ensure these children have the essentials they need to build up their self-worth, fit in with their peers, feel cared for and have the little extras that make childhood fun. In foster care, they may be safe from harm but still have huge hurdles to overcome, and the statistics are grim.
250,000 Children enter foster care each year. Only 50% of youth in foster care graduate High school.
Foster children suffer PTSD at more than twice the rate of US War Veterans.
1 in 5 Foster children experience homeless within 1 year of aging out of care.
On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.
It is our goal at Preppy Prodigy to share with our customers the impact they’re making through their purchase.