Help Foster Kids Start the School Year Right

Ticket to Dream works to ensure foster kids enter the school year with the school supplies they need to keep up in the classroom. With over 200,000 school-aged children in foster care we need your help to bring back to school excitement to thousands of foster youth.

Did you know? The average youth in foster care experiences 3 home changes and loses up to 6 months of academic progress with each move.  They are already facing an uphill academic battle; the last thing they should be worried about is making sure they have the correct school supplies.  Helping ensure foster youth have what they need to succeed in school allows them to enter the classroom with confidence knowing they won’t need to borrow items or negatively stand out from their peers. There are many ways you can help whether it’s collecting school supplies by hosting a collection drive, donating online to purchase school supplies, donating school supplies and dropping off at your nearest Mattress Firm, or hosting an online fundraiser. Every pencil and dollar helps foster kids start the school year right!

Ways To Help

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Donate online to help outfit local foster youth with backpacks, paper, pens, glue and all the school supplies they need for the new school year.  Together we can ensure foster kids have the tools they need in the classroom. Your online donations also allow foster youth the rare treat to shop for school essentials themselves, an experience that builds excitement and self-worth.

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Rally your friends, family, coworkers, church or team to collect school supplies this summer.  It’s fun and easy just spread the word and once you’ve collected your school supplies, email us at info@tickettodream.org to be directed to the  the drop-off location nearest you. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram to inspire others. Questions? We’re here to help.

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Hosting an online fundraiser goes great for those in your tribe who would rather contribute money, or you can host a stand-alone fundraiser. Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it’s fun! We’ll even give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference, just set up your fundraiser below and share away. Help us show foster teens that we are rooting them on to graduation!