Kickin' It For The Kids 2020
Grace’s Closet’s annual fundraiser event was held differently this year. We realized the struggle COVID 19 has put on everyone personally and financially. These are difficult times for sure! The needs in our school system are still prevalent. Now more than ever we need the community support to rally our kids in providing basic essentials. In an effort to adhere to safe practices, we have had to rethink how we can raise money to supply closets in our 19 schools with clothing, hygiene items, school supplies and weekend food. We came up with a solution we felt would allow small groups an opportunity to raise funds for our operating budget. We asked individuals to host a night of fundraising in a small gathering of their friends (8-10 people) in their homes for dinner and appeal on July 25th.
On behalf of everyone at Grace’s Closet, we would like to thank you for your generous support to our “Kickin’ It Up for The Kids” fundraiser. Thanks to the overwhelming support from you and our community, Grace’s Closet was able to raise over $72,000 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Your generosity will help build self confidence in our youth and make a difference throughout the community. In the 2020-2021 school year, we hope to expand our Weekend Supplemental Food Program to include more students so no one will have to go hungry. We also want to provide more new clothing in each closet, including only new shoes. It is a real confidence boost for students to be able to choose new, stylish, quality clothing and shoes! Many students have never had new clothing or shoes! We will continue to provide hygiene and school supplies at all schools, in addition to formal and semiformal dress and suit shopping days. Please consider supporting Grace's Closet. The need, sadly, is great. Many local students cannot afford to purchase these basic items. You can help make a positive impact in the lives of our Oconee County youth.