Kids Smiles Matter, Inc., a 501c(3) tax exempt community based organization is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Garfield Preparatory Academy (aka Garfield Elementary School, a DC Public School). Donations are 100% tax deductible.
Please help support the Garfield & Congress Heights community!
Kids Smiles Matter, Inc. Has worked with Garfield School, under the leadership of Principal Kennard Branch on several projects aimed at increasing academics and social emotional learning skills including gardening projects, nutrition and health programs as well as by providing new school uniforms for more than 150 students in their Pre-K3 through 5th grade classrooms.
I am Sherri Grimes, CEO of Kids Smiles Matter and a proud supporter of Garfield School. As a Title I school, Garfield serves approximately 300 students where more than 99% are from low-income families. The Garfield school community struggles with meeting the basic needs of their children. In school, they are able to ensure their access to the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. However, during this time of distancing and closures, it is more difficult to ensure their needs and the needs of their families are being met. To date, they have been able to provide some food and necessary supplies to their families through the generous support of our teachers, friends and others. But as time extends, the needs continue to grow.
Our goal is to raise funds to support Garfield families in need with weekly grocery cards and other financial assistance as requested through the end of the summer. Know that every donation will provide direct relief to Garfield families in need. Please, donate what you can if you can to help Garfield families, and share this request with others you know who may be able to support. Thank you in advance for your support of these deserving students.
Sherri Grimes, CEO of Kids Smiles Matter, Inc. Kids Smiles Matter is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code.
Your donation will be tax deductible.