Help make a foster child's Christmas - here's how! | Community Spirit
From the Wood County Child Protection Board, Inc.:
Once again, the Wood County Child Protection Board is launching fund-raising efforts for the back-to-school bash and the Christmas season. The Board, through the support of volunteers and charitable donations, strives to enhance the lives of abused and/or neglected foster children from Wood County.
There are currently 90 children from Wood County in foster care and the Board’s annual expense per child averages $1100.00. The Board provides each child with a monthly allowance for personal items, a monetary gift for their birthday, back-to-school allowances for clothing, shoes and school supplies, and a Christmas party with gifts purchased for each child from their wish list.
In addition, throughout the year, we provide financial assistance for extra-curricular activities and self-enrichment programs for the children in care. The Board also maintains the Rainbow Room, a resource center for Child Protective Service caseworkers. Children who are abused and/or neglected usually come into foster care with few or no personal belongings. The Rainbow Room is stocked with new items for children ranging in age from newborns to teenagers, which is donated or purchased with donations. We stock items such as clothing, coats, shoes and personal hygiene items for children and teenagers, as well as clothes, baby formula, diapers and car seats for infants.
We would greatly appreciate any donation you can provide. Your financial contribution is tax deductible and can be mailed to WCCP Board, P.O. Box 517, Quitman, Texas 75783. If you would like to donate new items to the Rainbow Room, please contact Nan Livingston at 903-725-6360 or Deanna McCullah at 903-365-7221.
Thank you for your consideration in making a difference in the life of a child.
Wood County Child Protection Board, Inc.
Mike Hearn, Quitman, Chairman
Una Garland, Quitman, Vice-Chairman
Deanna McCullah, Winnsboro, Secretary-Treasurer
Kathy Gilbreath, Quitman, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Linda Leonard, Mineola
Georgia Cameron, Quitman
Ann Connally, Quitman
Larry Jones, Mineola
Janae Holland, Mineola
Nan Livingston, Holly Lake Ranch
Jerry Hirsch, Quitman
Jim Vaughn, Mineola
Sharon Brooks, Yantis
June Clement, Quitman
As of April, 2005, the WCCPB, Inc. has the 501(c)3 designation. Your entire donation is considered tax-deductible, based upon your ability to deduct such contributions for 501(c)3 organizations on your income tax return.
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