If 50 People Donate $8, Then Treehouse Can Fund One Month of Extracurricular Activities for Five Foster Children

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In a Nutshell

Donations help fund expenses such as fees and uniforms to allow foster youths to participate in sports teams and music and dance lessons.

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100% of donations go directly to Treehouse. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Foster Parents Must Fund Extracurricular Activities

Although the state of Washington covers the majority of the costs of basic care for Washingtonian children living in foster homes, foster parents must draw extra expenses from their own incomes to help provide clothing, school supplies, and extracurricular activities. Though extracurricular activities may be prohibitively expensive for many foster families, they can also help keep children connected with the community and their peers.

The Campaign: Extracurricular Activities for Foster Youth

If this Grassroots campaign raises $400, then Treehouse can fund one month of an extracurricular activity for five foster children. Each additional $80 raised will fund a month of activities for another child. The Little Wishes program supports youths in extracurricular activities of their choice, such as sports clubs or school bands, by providing funding to help them pay fees or purchase uniforms.

You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.

Treehouse

Treehouse aims to create opportunities to provide foster youth with the traditional experiences of childhood. It was founded when a group of concerned employees of the Department of Social and Health Services started an enrichment fund when they noticed that foster youth lacked resources for extras. Treehouse sponsors six educational and recreational programs including tutoring, educational advocacy, college and career planning, a summer camp, a clothing store, and an activities fund. These resources help foster youth participate in activities with their peers and gain footholds in their communities.

Customer Reviews

Great organization doing great things!
Meredith K. · September 23, 2012
It is a worthy organization
Cher A. · September 9, 2012
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