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Andy's Kids Scholarship Fund

$170 of $25k goal

Raised by 20 people in 23 months
R Dickerson
on behalf of Kim Brown
 DAVENPORT, IA
Hello and thank you for considering a contribution to Andy's Kids, a scholarship fund for kids who lost a parent to an accidental overdose. 

It's hard work and expensive to start all over again as a grandparent, aunt, or other relative with school, sports, and other extracurricular activities that school-aged kids require, all while grieving for a lost child or loved one. Most parents who succumb to an accidental overdose are of child bearing age, usually leaving behind at least one child of grade shool age. Many times, these kids are troubled and need an extra push or additional opportunities to succeed after having suffered such a tragic loss of a parent. We aim to provide that additional opportunity in the form of tuition assistance to any post-high school educational program of their choice.

Quad Cities Harm Reduction; the only harm reduction non-profit in the State of Iowa, raises awareness about the overdose epidemic and through our work, we've been inspired to do so much more than we started out to do. We hold an annual Awareness Walk, Community Informational Panels, guest panelist, and an annual Holiday Gala for families who lost a loved one to accidential overdose. QCHR holds lifesaving Naloxone trainings, distributes Naloxone Rescue Kits to anyone in need (free of cost) and clean needles to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug use. In most cases, people who would benefit from having clean needles and/or a Naloxone Rescue Kit cannot afford the high costs of a Kit through their own means. Kits cost an average of $16-40 for 2 lifesaving doses per kit.

100% of all donations here are used to fund Andy's Kids Scholarship Fund. 100%! If you think this is a worthy cause, please donate here with whatever amount you feel comfortable giving. 

Thank you so much for all that you do,

QC Harm Reduction Team
Saving Lives is Our Mission
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Even $5 will help grow our scholarship fund. As of March 2017, we have raised our fund for two high school kids who lost a parent to an accidental opioid overdose.

Thanks so much to all who gave online and/or at one of our events. The monies go straight to this chosen school but we'd love to purchase and gift a laptop for each child to aid in their studies.
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Donate to "Andy's Kids", a scholarship fund to benefit Quad Cities high school kids who lost a parent to an accidental #overdose. #GivingTuesday #opiates
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$170 of $25k goal

Raised by 20 people in 23 months
Created April 3, 2015
R Dickerson  
on behalf of Kim Brown
$25
Cody Eliff
6 months ago
$5
Pat Sheller
8 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$5
Pat Sheller
9 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$5
Pat Sheller
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$5
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