2020 BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
Dear Be Alright Supporters,
We are excited to announce the 2020 Be Alright Back to School Campaign! It is amazing to believe but it is officially our
11th year ensuring that children and teens living in various Chicago-area Domestic Violence shelters are ready with a new backpack and supplies on the first day of school.
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our kids, their family members and community, students enrolled in the Chicago Public School system will be learning from home virtually and not in their traditional classrooms. So you may be wondering: How will Be Alright be able to support these young survivors of domestic violence during this particularly challenging year? What kind of supplies do they need, where will they study, who will tutor them and how will they stay connected to their school as they year progresses?
We have explored these questions and many more and because every shelter has special/specific needs, as does every survivor and their family, we will remain open and flexible in how we serve. For example, we are providing funds to create a learning center for one shelter; for another we have ordered school supplies and will provide each child with a gift card so they can purchase their own backpack and yet another, we have sent their mothers a gift card so that they can shop for all of the items!
We hope at this point you're asking, "Well, l how can I help?" If you've helped us in the past, you may be looking forward to shopping for one or several kids but with the current pandemic, that's just not a safe activity at this time. So the best way you can help is to donate toward the campaign. Any amount is welcome! Our goal is to raise funds to support the 370 kids, teens and college-age kids surviving this tough issue and as they head back to school!
So how can you donate toward this effort? Paypal is still the easiest way and please make sure you note that this is a "gift to a friend" and not "for goods and services". Thank you!
Here's our quick PayPal Link: paypal.me/bealrightchicago
To those who have already reached out to help during this time, we are so grateful to you!! And a special shout out goes to the amazing Tweedy Family! For those who don't know, the Tweedy Show launched a special t-shirt selling campaign in May and we were the incredibly lucky beneficiaries of their generosity. Thank you Jeff, Susie, Spencer, Sammy and all of your fans that bought a t-shirt! Your donation has already helped so many families and we send you our love and appreciation!
Thank you all, for everything and may this message find you and your loved ones well.
We send you our love and support.