The ALCares4Kids program originated in 2017 by serving kinship foster care families at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital CHECK foster care clinic. The program has expanded to area organizations like Jack’s Closet, Monkey Beans Giving Closet, Tabitha’s Closet and The Vinedresser, where families in need can access the supplies along with donated clothing.
In 2022, the program provided more than 2,000 children with the supplies at six locations located throughout Greater Cincinnati.
“Our partners indicated the increase in the number of children and families needing this type of assistance,” said Assistance League Chapter President Leanne Kuchenbuch. “We are reaching out to other partners as the opportunity arises and funds become available.”
The Haile Foundation recently awarded a $35,000 grant to Assistance League and a portion will be used toward the purchase of supplies for ALCares4Kids. Additional funding is provided by the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation and other donors.
People interested in becoming an Assistance League volunteer or providing funding for ALCares4Kids and other programs for women and children can email email@example.com.