04 May COVID-19 Community Update: Toys for Kids Steps-Up Support During Hard Times
At RedCloud, community is everything. It’s one of our North Stars, and serves as a guiding value we keep close to our business in all we do. We believe our success is in part due to a healthy, vibrant community in which we operate, and a driver for why we partner with a group of organizations who help children in our region.
One of the organizations we’re proud to support is Toys for Kids, who helps children of all socioeconomic backgrounds be better prepared for school and life. As part of our year-round support for this amazing organization, we recently checked in with TfK and in particular on how COVID-19 is impacting the families and children they support through school readiness and gift giving. As perhaps expected, TfK shared how now, during the peak of COVID-19, many families and children in our region are in need of essentials. With school suspended, jobs lost, and parents working at home, the needs are greater and the support TfK provides becomes critical.
As it’s in their DNA as an organization, TfK has truly stepped up their efforts in the face of the pandemic to help meet a set of needs that is burying families and children. Including ongoing support from RedCloud, TfK has made an incredible local impact with $31,000 in donations that lead to the delivering of essentials to local families including:
- 21,000 diapers
- 35,000 baby wipes
- 1,000 lunches
- 20 Lenovo ChromeBooks to help with remote learning
- Financial assistance with rent and utilities to those that needed it through the Issaquah Food Bank
- 26 Self-care packs to domestic violence victims
Stories like that of TfK gives us all hope that even in the hardest of times, we can pull together and support each other. Thank you, TfK for all you are doing during challenging times and for all of your hard work in making sure our local families get what they need to carry on!