Monday, November 23, 2009

Help a Homeless Child and Change a Life ~ Monday Musings

It is the job of every child in America to go to school and learn. The same is true for the most forgotten children in our society, the homeless child. School on Wheels welcomes everyone to lay down differences and come together to bring hope to thousands of homeless students - from kindergarten to grade twelve - one by one. Hope is strong; hope is optimism; hope is self-reliant.
Agnes Stevens, Founder
There are over one million children who are homeless in the United States. Homeless mothers and children are now the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population, and the percentage of kids who are homeless in the U.S. is greater today than at any point since the Great Depression.

Every week an organization called School on Wheels provides hundreds of volunteer tutors that give educational assistance, support and most of all hope, to thousands of homeless children. They do it all with no government funding but through the generous donations of people who believe that every child has potential. The mission of the School on Wheels’ programs is to reach out to homeless children, to mentor them, and assist in their educational life. I invite you to visit their website this holiday season for ideas on how you can help them achieve their goals. Your donation can be a simple as collecting supplies for backpacks, committing to a donation, or perhaps joining them in their mission and becoming a volunteer tutor.
Click on the links below for more information:
Student Wish list and Backpack donations
Scholarship Fund
Become a Volunteer
Other opportunities
Founders Challenge

For more information on the organization School on Wheels ,visit their website by clicking on the bus below.


Gaston Studio said...

This sounds like a fabulous organization; and I love the quotation from Stevens.

Bridget said...

wow excellent organization...our children really are our future. I recently blogged about getting amber alerts sent free to your cell phone. when a child is missing - time is of the essence...if you're interested, you can read about it here.

Peter said...

Wonderful initiatives, but so unfortunate that they are needed!