Ticket to Dream works to ensure foster kids enter the school year with the school supplies they need to keep up in the classroom. With over 200,000 school-aged children in foster care we need your help to bring back to school excitement to thousands of foster youth but we need your help!
Did you know? The average youth in foster care experiences 3 home changes and loses up to 6 months of academic progress with each move. They are already facing an uphill academic battle; the last thing they should be worried about is making sure they have the correct school supplies. Helping ensure foster youth have what they need to succeed in school allows them to enter the classroom with confidence knowing they won't need to borrow items or negatively stand out from their peers. There are many ways you can help whether it's collecting school supplies by hosting a collection drive, donating online to purchase school supplies, donating school supplies and dropping off at your nearest Mattress Firm, or hosting an online fundraiser. Every pencil and dollar helps foster kids start the school year right!