ForKids School Supply Drive
Born in Norfolk’s Ocean View neighborhood almost 30 years ago, ForKids is one of Virginia's largest providers for homeless families, holistic housing programs and extended services for families.
With a mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children, ForKids offers a full spectrum service model intended to identify the compound root causes of each family’s homelessness and address mental health, education, employment and personal obstacles with supportive services culminating in self-reliant families with permanent housing.
Each year, ForKids sponsors a community-wide drive for school supplies to help the families it serves prepare for the school year. This year, Ghent UMC has committed to
- send volunteers to the August 21st School Supply Drive
- to collect hand sanitizer and kids' scissors (due at Ghent UMC by Aug. 19th)
For those who are interested, there will also be opportunities to deliver school supplies to destinations following completion of the collection process.
Helping children in need in our community is one of our top mission priorities. Please consider helping out if you can.
Call 757-622-2843 for information or to sign up to help on August 21st.