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The Status Report on Homelessness in America's Cities reveals that the number of children in homeless shelters is 2 1/2 times greater than the current student body at The University of Texas. In 2005, Captain Hope's Kids distributed critically needed items worth an estimated $325,000 to a collaborative network of 42 homeless service providers in North Texas.

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Help break the cycle of homelessness with your gifts of time, money, and critically needed educational items.

Captain Hope's Kids Programs & Services

For Babies and Toddlers
The increasing number of homeless families with babies creates a sharp rise in the need for diapers, wipes, ointment, formula, baby food and baby toiletries. Because homeless parents are often unable to afford these items, many infants suffer poor health and hygiene. Improper nutrition and the resulting depressed immune system can set the stage for years of poor health. Last year we distributed more than 5,000 diapers every week - approximately 25,000 diapers per month – a 5-7% increase in distribution each year since 2001. Captain Hope’s Kids provides life’s necessities for the most vulnerable of the homeless - babies and toddlers.

For School Age Children
A survey of Metroplex shelters revealed that education is a critical long-term need of a homeless child and the key to breaking the cycle of homelessness. Captain Hope’s Kids provides some of the basics that homeless children, ages 4 to 17, need to attend and stay in school, including school uniforms, shirts, pants, skirts, shoes, socks, underwear, school supplies, toys and athletic equipment. We accept new and gently used items through individual donations and company-sponsored drives. Homelessness has a devastating impact on homeless children’s educational opportunities. Without basic toiletries, school supplies and clothing, children are less likely to do well in school.

Distributing critical items to homeless children allows homeless parents to devote more energy to activities that will help them to break out of homelessness.

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