Project Adventure Kids program seeking help
Project Adventure Kids is reaching out to the community to help them during these tight times, and there are many ways to help.
Since 1981, Project Adventure Kids non-profit has been making a difference in the lives of Georgia teens. Most of these kids have spent a good part of their lives in foster care. About 80 percent won’t be able to go home for the holidays so it makes it very hard for these kids.
The program looks after 100 kids ( 90 boys and 10 girls, ages 11 to 21 years old) that live in 14 group homes in the Covington area.
The state has cut the budget anywhere from 30 to 50 percent per child depending on the program. School supplies, transportation, and educational dollars have also been severely cut back. Clothing dollars have been completely withdrawn from the budget. To save money, 60 percent of the staff of Project Adventure have cut back their hours to four-day work weeks.
WAYS TO HELP WITH HOLIDAY GIVING
1. Donate a gift card to Wal-mart.
2. Make the Christmas Day party a special day by donating money towards food and games, or getting a restaurant to sponsor by donating food for the Christmas dinner.
3. General gifts such as bags of men’s size white tube socks, white T-shirts, or boxers.
4. Writing a check and designate it to be used for a teen’s gift.
The program is also lookiing for volunteers to help with wrapping presents, decorating, and planning the Christmas party on Dec. 22 and 23.
To learn more about how to help, call ( 770) 490-8817.