From June 11-17, the WCCF will host Clicks for Cash, an annual web-based contest for qualified 501(c)(3) charities, on the Heart of Giving Charity Storybook website. The winning organizations will receive a total of $6,000 in unrestricted grants from the Foundation’s Acorn Fund.
Rachel Gladden had to do something, so she did what she does best. She baked apple pies, and sold them on the street in Washington to raise money for the David Bradford House.
“Those were bleak times,” she sighed. “The House had some hard years, we were at a low ebb. We kept trying to find people in the community to help.”
Their teachers noticed it first. Anna, aged 6 and Irene, 9, were two sisters who were in danger of slipping through the cracks. The teachers could see the results, but they could not determine the causes for the girls’ issues. Anna and Irene lacked personal hygiene, which is a sure path to being teased, bullied, or ostracized by other children. The girls did not come to school prepared with even basic school supplies. They were struggling, both academically and socially.