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RALEIGH — According to the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children, one out of every four children in North Carolina lives in poverty. The say across North Carolina, children struggle in school because they lack basic needs that help them be successful like eyeglasses, shoes that fit, clothing, school supplies, school fees and much more.
So that’s where the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children is stepping in. Their mission is to make sure every student in Kindergarten through 12th grade has what they need to succeed in school. They say they accomplish this by through helping provide basic necessities for public school children, improve skills in order for children to be successful, expand professional development opportunities for educators, and grow their own future public school teachers through the NC Teacher Cadet Program.
And on May 5, NCFPSC is holding it’s 2017 Champions for Children’s Gala. It’s taking place at the the Pavilion at Angus Barn. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. During the event, they will honor community partners they say are key in helping children succeed including Governor Roy Cooper, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina & Mr. Brad Wilson, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, The Holt Brothers and Communities in Schools.
For more information on how you can get involved, visit their website or contact Marca Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-222-3625. The North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children (NCFPSC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.