Who does the Children's Fund help?

These real examples show how you can make a difference in children's lives

Two children attending Vale Elementary in Cashmere were walking to school without adequate winter clothing. Both of their parents work as fruit packers making only minimum wage. The children came into class wet and cold each morning. Thanks to the Children's Fund, they now have warm clothes that fit.

A third-grade student from John Hay Elementary in Seattle was coming to school in his mother's coat, which was much too large, because he had outgrown his own coat. A single mom on a very low income could not purchase a coat for her son, nor could she replace her coat. The Children's Fund stepped in.

An 18-year-old in the Spokane Skills Center had been typed as a "throwaway," although his teacher says he is one of the fastest, smartest students to have attended the Machine Technology class. Although it was winter in Spokane, the student wore a ragged white T-shirt with holes, a pair of cutoffs and tennis shoes with no socks. The Children's Fund provided much more suitable new clothing.

A foster mother caring for 12 children over a period of 18 months was unable to provide clothes for all the kids in her care. A photograph of the children who have been helped by the WEA Children's Fund accompanied her gracious thank-you note.

"Thank you for the hikers," wrote Travis. "They will keep my feet from getting wet."

We've already heard many, many more student stories like these. And with your generous support, we can help spark even more ...