Over 500 kids were served last month at the 4KIDS Back to School Bash! Hosted at Riverside Church in Broward and Journey Church in Palm Beach, 4KIDS foster and adoptive families had the opportunity to receive free backpacks for their children at this fun event. Collected by local businesses, churches, and individuals, the backpacks came in all sorts of styles and sizes- each one packed full of supplies. It was a fantastic Saturday morning full of shopping, face painting, balloon twisting, photo booths, and more!
The bash’s presenting sponsor was Office Depot, who began making ties with 4KIDS earlier this year when they pledged to design and fund study areas within some of 4KIDS’ residential homes for youth in foster care. Besides sponsoring the bash, Office Depot even had some of their team members volunteer their time to help each child pick out their perfect backpack. Adding to the fun, multiple Chick-fil-a restaurants across South Florida came together to donate hundreds of meals for the event.
4KIDS is fueled by a desire to give children in crisis a place to belong and people to love them. And now, thanks to the community’s generosity these kiddos are set up for academic success!