Employees from our Customer Service Center in Huntsville, AL devoted their time and energy volunteering at Kids to Love. This nonprofit in Madison, AL focuses on providing care and resources to children in foster care, those who have aged out of the system, and the families who provide meaningful support.
Suburban Propane made a financial contribution that helped to fund Kids to Love’s “More than a Backpack” program, providing 200 backpacks stuffed with essential supplies. Additionally, Suburban Propane employees volunteered in a backpack-packing initiative to prepare backpacks for the foster children who are helped and cared for through Kids to Love.
Upwards of 400,000 children and youth are currently living in the foster system across the United States. Unfortunately, before the age of eighteen, many of them will have encountered varying degrees of childhood adversity due to a myriad of factors. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that the hardships kids experience may cause them to question their self-worth and value as they frequently do not have the chance to preserve personal items.
A backpack holds more than just books or belongings for children in foster care; it carries hope, stability, and a sense of ownership. For children who have experienced displacement and uncertainty, a backpack symbolizes a constant companion, providing them with a small sense of stability amidst the turbulence of their lives. It becomes a secure place where they can keep their cherished possessions, school supplies, and personal items, fostering a sense of identity and belonging. Moreover, a backpack grants them a practical means of carrying their essentials, ensuring they have the necessary tools for education, extracurricular activities, and everyday life. By providing a backpack, we offer these resilient children a tangible reminder that they matter and that their journey is supported with care and empathy.
“Organizations like Kids to Love are invaluable, providing love, support, educational opportunities, and necessities to children in foster care and we are honored to work with them,” stated Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Suburban Propane.
For nearly twenty years, Kids to Love has been helping thousands of children in foster care by providing them with clothing and essential items, making their holiday season special with gift-giving, and offering scholarships to support their educational pursuits. But it doesn’t stop there.
Kids to Love has foster homes for girls and young women aging out of the system, a state-licensed Child Placing Agency, and even their own private school called KTECH, in addition to numerous programs. This organization certainly aims to enhance the capability to support children and youth in foster care in navigating the obstacles of life through various initiatives and offerings.
To learn more, donate, or get involved with Kids to Love, click here to see how you can help.
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