Children are the unintended victims of poverty. At Circle, we offer several programs that directly benefit the children of our clients.
Back To School
Children who start the school year with adequate school supplies are children ready to learn with confidence. Our annual Back To School event each August to help equip the children of our client families with fresh, new supplies.
Client families are eligible to receive an assortment of grade level-appropriate school supplies, along with a new backpack, for each child in kindergarten through college. From filler paper to scientific calculators, from pencil boxes to thumb drives, Back To School outfits school children with what they need to succeed.
August 6, 2016 marked another successful Back To School event! Stuffed backpacks and overflowing school supplies went home with hundreds of children in grades Pre-K through college. The bad news? We ran out of Minion backpacks. The good news? Nearly 600 children and young adults are equipped to learn and succeed this school year. Thank you for school shopping for our scholars!
Learning and enrichment shouldn’t end with the last bell of the school year. Through our Campership program, also known as Summer Opportunities, children of our clients access local camps, sports teams or other summer programs that their families might otherwise be unable to afford.
Circle Of Concern spreads birthday joy for all client families with children under 12 years of age. Each child receives personally-selected gifts, along with a birthday bag containing a cake mix, icing and party favors/supplies.
Children of our clients may qualify for free or reduced breakfast and/or lunch programs at their schools during the school year. During the summer, those meal programs come to an end. To ensure these children have enough to eat, Circle provides Kid Bags to supplement the groceries we share with the families through the summer. Kid Bags include an assortment of kid-friendly foods – macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, canned pasta, cereal, cheese sticks and fresh fruit – to bridge the summer hunger gap.