Services - Youth Programs
Get Help for Kids
CAC youth programs provide seasonal assistance to children of current clients and families seeking help. Through generous donors, CAC provides children lunches in the summer months, new back packs with school supplies for the start of the school year and gifts during the holidays. Registration is required and quantities may be limited.
- Lunches are distributed June – August.
- Backpacks are distributed in late July or early August.
- Holiday gifts are distributed in November and December.
Give Help to Kids
CAC youth programs benefit local children of families who are facing difficult times. With donor support, CAC serves children whose families can’t afford what many other children have. The gifts of seasonal items mean a lot more to the children than the value of the items. They help ensure children of families in need do not go hungry in the summer, are proud to go back to school with a new backpack and experience the joy of holiday gifts.
- Prepare 900 children a year with backpacks with school supplies.
- Give 1,200 children a year holiday gifts.
- Distribute more than 400 summer lunch bags (6,300 lunches) a year.
Tools for School
Give kids Tools for School and help prepare them for the start of school with the tools they need to learn! Donate online to Tools for School and your dollar goes further to help more children. Your donation of $35 provides for two backpacks with school supplies because when you donate to CAC your dollar goes further with wholesale purchasing! CAC’s Tools for School is unique, providing new backpacks filled with school supplies customized per school and per grade, all free to children of families in need. Choose to give to students at 13 area schools at CAC’s Tools for School donation page! CAC’s annual Tools for School drive takes place every spring and summer. Your support helps local children be proud to go to school and prepared to learn for the new academic year!
CAC also accepts donations of school supplies and backpacks. Most needed are large sized, heavy duty backpacks.
Summer Lunch Bag
Help make sure local kids don’t go hungry this summer. Your donation of $35 provides a child with 3 CAC Summer Lunch Bags, each containing 5 easy –to-prepare lunches for a week! Summer Lunch Bags benefit children in need who receive free lunches when at school. CAC Summer Lunch Bags for kids help families who have difficulty meeting the additional costs of food for children during summer school vacation. The CAC Summer Lunch Bag program makes for great group projects; hold a food drive and assemble lunch bags containing 5 lunches from the lunch bag food list. CAC accepts donations for this program from April through July.
Summer Lunch Bag Contents
(Retail cost $35 per bag)
|5 Fruit Cups
5 Juice Boxes
5 Milk Boxes
5 Raisin Bran Bowls
1 Chili Bowl
|1 Jar of Jelly
1 Jar of Peanut Butter
1 Box of Mac & Cheese
1 Red Beans and Rice
1 Chicken Noodle Soup
Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays!
You can make a child’s holiday season a little happier! Give holiday gifts to children of local families in need through CAC. View family stories and children’s wish lists on our website beginning in late October. Select the family you want to give gifts to and register to “adopt” online. Donors are asked to spend about $50 per child. Bring your new and unwrapped gifts to CAC’s gift distribution site. Gifts will be distributed to families in mid-December.