Thank you for your heart for Kids!
The Silver Dollar City Foundation accepts both checks and cash mailed to 7347 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO, 65616.
(Branson, Mo 9/22/2020) More money, delivered sooner, are actions underway by the Silver Dollar City Foundation Care For Kids program, as the number of families and young people in need continues to grow in the Ozark Mountain counties of Stone and Taney. The Foundation is collaborating with Woodland Hills Family Church, Branson to increase the funding distributed to each of the 14 school district in the two counties.
Additionally the dollars are in the process of delivery several months ahead of schedule. The annual funding varies by district size, totaling more than $150,000 each year, with approximately $2 million donated since the Care For Kids program began 14 years ago. In recent years, the members of Woodland Hills Family Church have graciously donated funds to help build an even stronger Care For Kids program.
“Right now, for many among us, the world can seem complicated and messed up. There are more families needing encouragement, supplies and various assistance than ever. We believe God’s love, demonstrated by small acts of kindness, can be powerful and encouraging rays of hope.” John Baltes, President, Silver Dollar City Foundation
Care For Kids channels the dollars through those who are most familiar with real, one-on-one needs: school superintendents, counselors and teachers. More than 5,600 students received assistance this past year alone. Needs included coats, shoes, clothing, school supplies, meal programs, vision, dental, prescription or other medical needs. Additionally, nearly 800 students received funds that allowed for participation in school sports, music, attend field trips, or receive necessary supplies for activities or graduation. Dollars are also used to assist families with necessities such as rent or utilities.
“Thanks to observant and compassionate school staff who notice such struggles, students and families in our communities are given a hand-up, allowing them to better focus on learning. That helps strengthen our children, families, schools and communities.
A win all around,” said Baltes.
Learn more about Care For Kids at www.silverdollarcityfoundation.com