From KIDS FIRST
Kids First is getting ready to gear up again for their annual
fundraising auction to help those children and families in
As time passed we began to realize sometimes by helping the entire family you could actually help the child better, so we began extending the aid when called for, to help the entire family.� “We found at times there was no place for some of these folks to turn to, so we have helped in so many ways such a medicine, wheel chairs with other kinds of aid for serious situations says a Board member.
Our biggest change
is the fact we began supporting the SCOTT
COUNTY CLEARINGHOUSE letting them buffer some of the aid given and
check to make sure the need was there.
� After a couple of years it was decided a large portion of their monies raised should go directly to them because they are the organization in touch with the need of our local residents.� “Once we began supporting and partnering with the
� Our goals have changed only due to the fact so many situations called for us to change; helping is what we are about.� We still supply the schools with money for warm clothes and shoes, but in today’s world we can no longer limit our organization to just one narrow scope of aid.� When you consider what we accomplish in about fifteen on air hours during the auction, it is quite amazing.� We don’t try to raise funds normally but once a year, which is our auction, there are too many other worthwhile organizations doing fund raising so we decided there must be time for everyone.
� I think we understood from the very beginning that many other organizations would be raising funds for some very good and important causes; we just need enough to help insure no one is left behind when aid is needed. This is the reason you won’t see us out selling tickets or something else, because we feel there are a many very important and necessary causes that need funding also.
partnering effort with the
“ I think it is quite amazing we put this entire event on with volunteers, we go on the air with Scott County School District 1 mobile production unit and the fact is, we can’t, just a couple of days prior to the auction throw things together.� We work all year long in one form or another.
We are proud of what we have done and what we hopefully will continue to accomplish because as long as there are people, there will be some who need temporary help, it is a fact of life.� If we can make a small difference in a child’s life, if we can help a hopeless family retain some pride, if we can be there when there isn’t any other place to turn, we have accomplished our goal.
If we can make sure the Scott County Clearinghouse can continue to operate and help those in need, we can feel our work is justified and our goals are on target.
In closing if you would like to help or be a part of the team you are welcome, our monthly meetings are open to the public and we always welcome volunteers with new ideas.� We will begin collecting items from merchants and private citizens very soon now so watch for us and if you can find it in your heart or budget help us with these efforts, if you can’t we understand.
The Board of Directors, Kids First
Scottsburg, In. 47170
�501c3 not for profit organization