FT Cares, which is the charitable wing of First Trust in
purchased materials for and made an astounding 200 “Party in a Bag” kits. A Party
in a Bag consists of cake mix, frosting, candles, balloons, streamers, cups
napkins and plates for a party of 6-8 children. Each bag helps the families who
would be unable to give a birthday party to their kids with all the fun extras
that the Party in a Bag provides. The Party in a Bag is included in the birthday
box 925 children receive. The
kids we serve receive 6-10 presents that include crafts, toys, activities,
games, 5-7 books and stuffed animals. We also throw in bubbles, card games, and
other smaller items to make their box of gifts a little more fun.
In the past, FT cares has been very generous with donations to Humanitarian Service Project (
They have been a sponsor of a child since 2012; in the winter of 2013, they
donated 87 brand new coats in a variety of sizes, along with new hats and
gloves with an estimated value of over $6,000. These winter items helped the
families and the kids by providing warm garments during this very cold winter. Also,
in the summer of 2013 they put together 50 Party in a Bag, and gave two bags of
extra party supplies.
We truly appreciate all of the “good works” FT cares puts forward for the children we serve.