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Adopt-A-Student For Back-to-School

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The Volunteer Office
Baltimore County Department of Social Services
Fund for Social Welfare, Inc.
Suite 1029 – 6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Adopt-A-Student for Back-to-School 
Although it is summer and our youth are enjoying their vacation, it is time to begin thinking about the next school year. The Fund for Social Welfare and the Volunteer Office of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services hope that you will want to assist financially disadvantaged families in preparing for school.
For over 16 years the Fund, working through the Volunteer Office of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, has provided thousands of children with new supplies for the first day of school. Last year, 140 donors provided support, either through direct adoption or through donation of funds, gift cards and/or school supplies, to over 340 families representing 731 school-aged children.
For the 2007-2008 school year, the Volunteer Office is attempting to meet the needs of individual youth as exactly as possible. A 10th grader will thereby not get a 1” binder when a 3” one is required.
We need your help to ensure the success of our Back-to-School Project. Baltimore County public schools will reopen on Monday, August 27, 2007. Please consider adopting a family (family sizes vary) during this year’s campaign. The Volunteer Office can provide you with the name, grade and school supply list of each child. You can contact the family to personalize your gift, purchase the needed school supplies and deliver them directly, or the Volunteer Office can be the liaison. The estimated cost for new school supplies per student is: Pre-K – 3rd grade -- $25 to $30; 4th & 5th grade -- $30 to $40; and 6th – 12th grade -- $50 to $60. Monetary donations and gift certificates are also welcomed. 
Sponsors who do not wish to deliver directly to the family are asked to deliver all donations to the Volunteer Office at the Drumcastle Center on or before Friday, August 17, 2007. This will allow social workers time to drop off school supplies to the “adopted” student(s) prior to the first day of school. 
We are hopeful that you will want to participate. Feel free to post and/or duplicate and distribute this flyer. Please call the Volunteer Office at (410) 853-3024 or email us at dward3@dhr.state.md.us to receive your “adopted” student(s) for Back-to-School.
Thanks for assisting today’s youth in moving forward on the path to a successful adulthood. We hope you are having an enjoyable summer!                  

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