Did You Know?
• In the cold winter months, children with inadequate warm clothing are more likely to become sick and miss school. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS-K) found that children who missed more than 10% of the school year in kindergarten had lower reading scores in first grade compared to children who only missed 3% of the school year.
• Students who are cold during class have a harder time concentrating and focusing on the material that they are supposed to be learning.
• It takes at least twice the official federal poverty level for families to provide the basic necessities that their young children need to thrive. Nationally, 10 million children under the age of 6 live in families earning twice the federal poverty level or less.
Ways YOU Can Help!
GATHER your family, friends, and co-workers to participate in an Energizer Positive Energy Party by collecting winter clothes for children to keep them warm!
LEARN about the clothing needs of children in your community by inviting a teacher, social worker, or homeless shelter volunteer to talk with your family, friends, and co-workers.
GIVE the clothing items that you’ve collected to the community advocate, and bring positive energy and warmth into children’s lives!
Send us your Report and Photos at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can celebrate your participation! How many people became Champions for Kids? How many children received the clothing items and positive energy? Join our team of Champions for Kids and receive your personalized certificate of victory!