Giving Children A “Lift”
For kids, by kids…Based on critical and increasing need seen in our school districts and community, the Charitable Children Fund was recently established as an outgrowth of one of the League’s initial core programs, the Lift Fund. The Charitable Children Fund is a junior and more informal version of our Lift Fund but still provides necessary and immediate small-scale resources to a child or teen in time of need.
Typical applicants are children from low-income families. Charitable Children Fund requests may range from a 8-year-old needing a new pair of eyeglasses to a high school senior requesting a tux rental in order to attend his prom, to a teen seeking help with co-pays for psychiatric health services.
The monies for this fund come directly from various grassroots fundraising efforts of young people (i.e. car washes, garage sales, and walk-a-thons) and through donations and grants from our supporters. The fund is an opportunity for the youngest members of our community to make a difference and show compassion for their peers. Similar to The League’s other core programs, we endeavor to preserve the anonymity of our applicants. All applications must come via a school social worker.
Special Thanks to The Townwide Fund of Huntington, who provided a $3,000 grant to fund Charitable Children as part of their 2022 grant cycle! Read more about their support here.
Donate to Charitable Children
We welcome donations of all amounts to support funding grants from our Charitable Children Fund.
To inquire about an application or to support the Fund, please email [email protected].