What You'll Get
Although the state covers 60 percent of the costs of basic care for children living in foster homes, foster parents must fill a significant gap with their own funding to cover the costs of clothing, school supplies, and extracurricular activities. Treehouse funds academic, social, and recreational programs for children living in foster care, with the goals to help them participate in activities alongside their peers as well as succeed academically.
Treehouse's Little Wishes program helps fund extra costs such as a cap and gown to allow a graduate to attend commencement, or the fees to engage in extracurricular activities such as sports or the school band. With the goal to help kids in foster care start off the school year with confidence, Treehouse would like to cover the costs of school photos so students can trade their school pictures with classmates.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help children in foster care purchase back-to-school photos to share with their peers. If G-Team members raise $520, then Treehouse can fund school photos for 20 children. Each additional $26 raised will purchase school photos for another child.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100 percent off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. 100% of donations go directly to Treehouse. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. Redeem online for personal acknowledgment. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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.