Throughout the year CHOICES has many fundraising events or drives to provide opportunity or meet the needs of kids in our programs.  These events come to life because of people like you! We look to partner with many individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to show our kids that someone cares. Your donation will benefit kids in Dayton and Cincinnati as well as the surrounding areas.

We will list specific details and link to additional information as we start executing each event for the upcoming year. If one of these appeals to you right now feel free to contact our Development Director, Ashley Pester at (937) 264-0084 ext. 122 or by E-mail.

Voices for Kids Breakfast

Voices for KidsThis event is held in May as it is National Foster Care Month. Our Voices for Kids Breakfast is our largest monetary fundraiser of the year.  CHOICES will share success stories of former youth and foster parents and share how attendees can get involved throughout the year. The event is free to attend and the stories are heart wrenching but also inspirational.  This is the perfect even to attend if you are a current donor or someone who wants to know more about how to help foster kids.

You can get involved by becoming a sponsor or a table captain. Table captains invite many people to fill 7 seats at their table. CHOICES will provide all of the information needed for inviting guests.

Join us in May 2016 to celebrate our 30th Year of Service in the community!

Annual School Supply Drive

This drive is designed to provide youth in our programs a portion of their school supplies at the beginning of the year, and provide new foster kids the essential items when they are placed in a new foster home. School supply lists get a little longer each year, and while we can’t provide everything on the list we can provide the basics. CHOICES accepts monetary and in-kind donations of supplies.

 

In July 2016 we will kick off CHOICES 4th Annual School Supply Drive. However, items can be donated any time of the year. This is a list of supplies our kids typically need:

  • New backpacks
  • School supplies1, 3 or 5 subject notebooks
  • Black, blue or red pens
  • #2 pencils, mechanical and regular
  • Highlighters
  • Markers, colored pencils, crayons
  • 1 & 2 inch binders
  • Dividers (for binders)
  • Book Covers
  • Loose Leaf college ruled paper
  • Graphing (TI 84+) or Scientific Calculators
  • Flash Drives 4GB or more

 

Annual Christmas Drive

CHOICES Annual Christmas drive is one of our most popular ways to get involved! We believe there is a way for everyone to get involved at some level to help youth and families through a difficult season. As we know, Christmas time highlights togetherness and family everywhere you look. This can be especially hard for kids who are away from their parents and extended family.

Annual Christmas Drive 2

With your support we can spread Christmas cheer in a variety of ways! In October we will start work with partners to grant a variety of wishes. We will work to match up donors to needs right up until the week of Christmas! CHOICES accepts monetary and in-kind donations to help families in Dayton, Cincinnati and the surrounding areas have happy Christmas memories.  Donations will benefit kids in all of our programs, foster care, independent living and home-based services.

Here is a list of ways you can help:

  • Provide a new winter coat to a child in one of our programs
  • Host a Giving Tree (We provide ornaments with youth name, age, and wish list item around $25)
    • We can also match individuals up with a youth or multiple youth
  • Provide side items for Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals
  • Adopt a Family (we will provide needs of local families in our home-based program)
  • Purchase a small tree and decorations for our Independent Living kids
    • This is the perfect opportunity to share your family tradition with someone else
  • Provide a new winter coat to an Independent Living Youth (contact us for sizes)
  • Host a Giving Tree (We provide ornaments with youth name, age, and wish list item around $25)
    • We can also match individuals up with a youth or multiple youth
  • Provide side items for Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals
  • Adopt a Family (we will provide needs of local families in our home-based program)
  • Monetary Support, online gifts can be made by clicking here.