i.K.A.R.E relies on individual donations, community sponsorships, charitable donations, foundations, religious groups and individual donors for a large portion of its financial support. In addition to donations to the operating fund, there are opportunities for sponsorship of individual participants’ families and a wide variety of special projects. All financial contributions are welcome and are tax deductible.
You may sponsor some of i.K.A.R.E.’s needs:
Sponsor a residential unit for one year $12,000
Fund field trips and college tours $5,000
Provide the maintenance cost of a residential unit for one year $1,150
Provide a set of clothes and shoes for one or more young adult $300
For a complete copy of the current wish list, please contact the community volunteer coordinator. All contributions, no matter how small, are welcome.
Volunteers provide important services to program participants such as organizing outside field trips for the residents, providing school supplies for the children, cooking special occasion meals or tutoring. Volunteer opportunities are always available, and they form a vital part of the i.K.A.R.E. family. For more information, contact the community volunteer coordinator.
WISHES FROM YOUNG ADULTS
You can help our young people with an Independent Living Kit that starts them in a one-bedroom apartment with bright, new belongings for their first home.
When a foster youth or young adult begins the transition into independent living in their communities, there are many incidental needs that they may be confronted with. A gift certificate makes it possible for a young person to deal with the day to day financial challenges.
Starter home needs for independent living
Cost: Description of Household Needs:
$ 225 Bedding & Bathroom Bedroom Furniture, Mattress Pad, Blanket, Bed Spread, (2) Sheet Set, (2) Towel Sets Bed & Mattress, Dresser, Night Stand, Lamp