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Spotlight: Bucks for Kids

Gives you the most bang for your charity buck

Bucks for Kids (B4K) is your local “Make a Wish Foundation” for foster kids. No one flies to Hawaii to meet a celebrity. Instead B4K funds routine activities for individual foster kids that positively impact their lives at the time they need it the most.

We live in a generous community, due to a combination of area wealth and our Quaker heritage. Every September hundreds of Bucks County students receive new backpacks containing spiral notebooks, highlighters, pencil cases and even laptops. Such widespread generosity reappears at Christmastime when businesses and parishes adopt families to donate gifts and food.

Bucks for Kids has two high seasons also. In the spring, we grant dozens of requests for summer camp tuition and in September, we meet the demand for sports registrations, dance and music lessons, clothing and school supplies. Throughout the year, we stash money away for June college scholarships.

Bucks for Kids supplies these “made to order” grants all year long. Every month our Board reviews and approves requests for small and not so small items and services to benefit individual foster kids, submitted by the children’s caseworkers. All of our recipients have been prescreened.

Every child’s needs are different. B4K meets their specific request, whether it’s an SAT fee, a makeup kit for cosmetic school or construction boots for a part time job. Bucks for Kids checks are paid directly to the providers, the YMCA, Pop Warner, the summer camp.

Established 30 years ago to assist high school seniors who could not afford class trips or graduation expenses,  B4K is the only private source of funding for Bucks County’s foster kids.

Donate via our website, via Amazon Smile, or by waiving your jury stipend.

Touch the future. Help a foster kid. Visit www.bucksforkids.org to learn more.

PHOTO CAP: Make wishes come true for Bucks County foster children and young adults.

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