Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FT Truly Cares

FT Cares, which is the charitable wing of First Trust in Wheaton, 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 (HSP). 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.

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