"What do you think it means to a kid with tumors growing all over her hands who was able to go to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital to have them removed? What does it means to a boy who came to school covered with the stench of cat urine to have clean clothes provided? Or to a family whose rental home leaked so badly that rainwater poured in through the electrical outlets, shocking a child inside, to be able to move to a new place? The need is great, but I’m so thankful I live in this area with such compassionate people and a foundation and a company that put it all together."
- L. West, Kirbyville Counselor
"To meet physical needs, the Foundation has given funds to the schools each year, this year alone giving over $157,000 to 14 area school districts. This brings the total funding donations through Care for Kids to $1.96 Million. The goal is to meet areas of need that fall through the cracks of existing resources and programs."
"Who wouldn’t want to be with a bright-faced child who runs to give you a hug and holds your hand as you walk down the hall at school, sharing their joys and problems, who misses you if you have to miss a week? I hope to be in this little girl’s life to see her be all she can be!"
- Mentor, Forsyth Elementary
September 05, 2023
The boxes at the local stores hold the typical items. Scissors, notebooks, crayons, pens, and pencils. It’s back-to-school time and kind people drop a small purchase into the collection box to help the area children. It is a generous gesture in these wonderful communities.
August 09, 2023
The warm breezes of summer blow across the front porch and the words jump from the pages, transporting the child into the world of possibility through imagination. Reading is the greatest travel agent! But Mrs. B knew reading couldn’t be just an assignment.
July 29, 2023
Middle School is a time for drama. Girls and boys discovering each other and chaos commencing. Boys finding their place on the sports teams and parents learning how to turn coaching over to the paid professionals. Girls clique up and claim lunchroom tables
December 13, 2022
The Angel Trees are full of names. The adoptions of children at Christmas for gift-giving are flourishing in offices across America. Good people want to do good at Christmas. The youngest are selected first. It’s more fun to buy toys and colorful board books.
October 03, 2022
Wearing sleep pants to Wal-Mart on shopping day is not necessarily a good thing. But wearing pajamas on Official Pajama Day in grade school is a hugely positive thing. Unless of course, you don’t have pajamas. Such was the case in the very first Official Pajama Day of Kindergarten.