Please donate now and our local appliance giant Dewaard and Bode Store will double your donation up to $10,000! That means your $10 donation becomes $20, and $100 becomes $200. This matching pledge goes through Monday Oct. 31, 2022. Blue Skies would like to thank you for your generous support as we grow our mission to help children build hope and self esteem through enrichment activities and peer to peer opportunities
Child Champion Monthly Support No matter the size of your gift, you have the power with your support to have a big impact on the lives of children in our community through our Little Wishes Enrichment, One Time Little Wishes, as well as our Winter Warm Up, Shoe Give, and Backpack Distribution Programs. YOUR IMPACT: $5 = A new pair of socks $10 = A new hat and scarf $15 = A new blanket $14 = A new pair of shoes $15 = A new backpack $25 = A new winter coat $75 = Little Wish Enrichment Program of ongoing sports, music, dance lessons $80 = Swim to Live Program for swim team, lessons, aquatic therapy $120 = A bicycle and helmet, summer camp fee, or seasonal sports fees.
Meet our Child Champions
A letter from The Scott Family:
In our family, we are trying to instill a sense of community and caring for humanity by discussing how fortunate we are and our ability to share. Our kids, ages 6 and 4 have shown interest and drive in raising money through doing chores and saving money from birthdays and Christmas to create a donation fund for people and animals in our community and around the world.
During the month of July, they decided to sell plants that we started from off shoots of our spider plant to raise money for a local charity. On the 4th of July, they set up a table and the plants in our front yard, and would engage people, tell them about the plants and about the organization that they wanted to send the money to, Blue Skies for Children. They raised a good amount that day but had several plants left over. So anytime someone came to the house they offered them a chance to receive a plant by giving a donation. After hitting up a couple of uncles and a set of generous grandparents, they managed to double the amount they had raised during the sale. They added money in from their personal donation jars and the total was $154.76. We told them at the start that we would match the amount they raised. Please find enclosed a check for $310.00.
We are very proud of our kids for their drive to help. They were very moved when we read the mission and about the programs that your organization provides and they are happy that there are people in our community giving their all to help people and children who deserve a better quality of life. We look forward to finding opportunities to volunteer as they get older, so this is not the last you will hear from us. Thank you so much for what you do. We appreciate you.
With Love and Sincerity, The Scotts
Would YOU like to Sponsor-A-Child?
For just $60 per month or $720 per year you can Sponsor-A-Child enrolled in an enrichment activity. Our Little Wishes Enrichment Program continues to grow. We support over 90 children on average, an ongoing basis, enrolled in horseback riding, art lessons, ballet, gymnastics, piano, violin, martial arts, swimming lessons, ice or roller skating and so many other activities.
How the Program Works The Sponsor-A-Child program ties a sponsor and a Little Wish Enrichment program applicant together, and although the two shall never meet in person, the sponsor may receive a photo of the child, their age, a brief story about the child, and regular progress reports updating the Sponsor on the child’s progress in their enrichment activity.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child, or obtaining more information about this program, please call 360.756.6710, or complete a Sponsor-A-Child sponsor_-_application_form_-_final.doc and mail to:
Blue Skies for Children 2505 Cedarwood Ave, Ste.5 Bellingham, WA 98225
Application may also be emailed to Blue Skies at BlueSkies@blueskiesforchildren.org.
You may discontinue your sponsorship at any time. Should you have any questions about the program please call 360.756.6710.