Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Decatur Youth Fund

All Decatur Kids Deserve to Learn, Play and Smile

Please consider making a contribution to the Decatur Youth Fund to help a Decatur kid have an active, fun and interesting summer. Your contribution can help make sure a Decatur kid gets to:
Learn to swim ($50)
Play summer baseball ($100)
Swim on the Gators Swim Team ($100)
Go to a week of summer day camp ($150)
Go to an art camp ($150)
Go to a sports camp ($150)

This year, as we all know, families everywhere are experiencing new difficulties because the of the sluggish economy. At Decatur Children and Youth Services and Decatur Active Living, we see it in increased requests for financial aid. Some of these requests come from families that have never needed to ask for help before. Many are long-time participants in our programs. Some volunteer as coaches and team parents. Others are already receiving financial aid and are requesting a further reduction in fees as they just can’t make ends meet. These parents rely on afterschool and summer care so they can work.

The Decatur Youth Fund, which is part of the Decatur Education Foundation, is able to help out these members of our community, thanks to the Decatur Wine Festival, the Decatur Holiday Tour of Homes, the Barbecue Blues and Bluegrass Festival, the sponsors of those events, and to the many citizens that make individual donations.

Please make checks payable to: "The Decatur Youth Fund". Please mail to: The Decatur Education Foundation, 758 Scott Blvd., Decatur, GA 30030. All contributions are tax deductible. Please contact Greg White at 678-553-6543 with any questions.

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