FLDS kids go to school first time

$3,590 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 47 months
Imagine being raised in a community where public education is reviled as worldly and sinful.  Imagine never having entered into a public school, library or museum. 

 Now imagine that your family has been exiled from this community with no warning.  Families are hungry for the public education their children have never had. 

 Cherish Families is raising funds for school clothes and supplies for children who have been expelled from the FLDS community and will be entering school August 13.  These children have always worn the traditional clothing familiar to the FLDS community.  

Self-esteem is everything to school aged children.  Looking different than the other children can be humiliating.  We are trying desperately to raise $3,500 to outfit 40 children with school clothes, shoes and school supplies.  

 The children will go shopping with a mentor. They will learn skills of budgeting, while choosing clothing that appeals to their personal style for the first time in their life. 

All funds will go directly to outfitting the children.  Additional funds will be kept for any new families in need.  Many families are being expelled and are fleeing weekly.  They are left with no means to provide for what is required for their children to attend public school.

Please donate today and help make this transition a little easier for the children.  Thank you.

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Cherish Families and the Assistance League of Southern Utah thank all of you for so generously donating to this campaign!

We started out with the intent to serve 20 children going to school for the first time. The demand was so great, we ended up clothing over 100 children!

Your donations made all the difference in the excitement for the kids and the transition they are making this year.

Thank you very much!

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Thank you so much for donating! In partnership with the Assistance League of Southern Utah, the shopping is going forward in full swing! It has been so much fun to see the children getting new clothing and choosing what they want. We have increased our goal due to the number of children on our waiting list. Every donation makes a difference and is greatly appreciated!
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Cherish Families and The Assistance League of Southern Utah thank you so much for the generous outpouring and contribution! We started out with a desire to clothe 40 children. We now have requests to clothe 70 children and have started a waiting list! Your support makes all the difference!
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Thank you to all who have donated so far! We are less than $1,000 away from our goal. $80 to $100 will clothe one child for his or her first day of school. We have less than two weeks to get the funds raised. Can you help?
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Isaac Draper
47 months ago
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Awesome campaign! I remember when I transitioned to public school, it was rough. I can still remember the "normal" kids comments about the long sleeve shirt I was wearing on a hot summer day.

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$3,590 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 47 months
Created July 29, 2015
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Anne Coble
46 months ago

I only wish I could give more to this wonderful cause! Sharing!

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Doris Kunz
46 months ago

Thank you for organizing this. I know they need a lot of help.

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Isaac Draper
47 months ago
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Awesome campaign! I remember when I transitioned to public school, it was rough. I can still remember the "normal" kids comments about the long sleeve shirt I was wearing on a hot summer day.

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