B, age 16
B, 16, has been in kinship foster care with his maternal grandparents for two years. With his grandparents on fixed incomes, the $16 from the County does not pay for Brandon’s clothes. Bucks for Kids was able to write a $150 check to Walmart so he could buy Brandon the clothes he needs for upcoming culinary school
A, a single working mother with two small children, was accepted into the County housing program. However, her $10 per hour job covers only essentials. Bucks for Kids provided her with baby clothes, a car seat and a new crib for the baby.
F, age 16
F, 16, lives with both her parents. Her father works full time and her mother receives Social Security. They have applied for housing assistance. Faith, who has a drug problem, is in treatment. It is important to her self-esteem and acceptance at school to have braided hair. Bucks for Kids granted her $85 to do this.
D, age 14
D, 14, has no family and has been with his foster parents for 3 years. He needed school clothes in the fall and Bucks for Kids granted his $150 request.
H, age 17
H, 17, whose parents are both incarcerated also needed fall clothes. She will graduate in the spring. $100 from Bucks for Kids will help.
J, age 4
J’s father is incarcerated and mother has substance abuse and mental health issues. J and two siblings are placed with maternal grandmother. She must work full-time and J needs summer camp that will provide him opportunities for recreation, crafts and companionship. BFK paid for a month of (subsidized) camp.
J, age 12
J, 12, lost both his parents. He feels lucky to have his maternal grandfather, 72, care for him and his two sisters. He needed a computer to help him with his school assignments Bucks for Kids bought him one.
K, age 6
K is in kinship foster care with relatives. Both foster parents work, she needs to attend summer camp. As K has been attending this summer camp for the past two years, returning this year would help her maintain emotional stability, and enjoy peer interaction. Camp for two years. BFK granted $1,700 for day camp.