First Back to School Event Benefitting Guardian ad Litem is Huge Success
In its first ever Back to School Voices For Children, together with Old Navy and the Office Depot Foundation, gave children served by the Guardian ad Litem Program a reason to smile with style. On August 10, 350 children descended upon Old Navy in the Shoppes at Dadeland for their chance to get ready for the upcoming school year with new uniforms, sackpacks and supplies donated by event organizers.
From 6 - 9 p.m., the Old Navy Dadeland store closed to the public to allow families to shop for their foster children. Each child received $75 to spend on new clothing at Old Navy as well as a discount on khakis and polo shirts for school uniforms. In addition to new clothing, Office Depot donated 7,500 sackpacks in five different and colorful designs for the children to choose from.
The children participating were selected from the Guardian ad Litem’s Kinship Care Project, which provides representation to children who are placed with family members other than their parents as well as ensures that they receive appropriate services, including access to financial assistance and educational and medical resources.