Education & Enrichment
Through an official partnership with Fox Chapel Area School District, we support students both in and outside the classroom. We provide scholarships for summer camps, college, and trade schools, and financial assistance to cover the cost of youth extracurricular activities.
To find out if you can benefit from Fox Families Care’s programs and services, contact the FFC liaison at your child’s school (see the Contact Us tab for details)
Clothing & Supplies
We ensure kids and families have costumes at Halloween, new bedding, warm outerwear each fall, and gifts at the holidays. By bridging those gaps, we’re making it that much easier for families to get through tough times.
Food & Groceries
We provide grocery gift cards at Thanksgiving and throughout the year, helping families put food on the table and spend more on groceries than a limited budget would allow.
We provide emergency assistance grants to help families regain stability when they're challenged by accidents, illness, loss of income, or other financial difficulties.
Our goal is to meet every single need referred to us by our network of school partners. Whether for eyeglasses, transportation, prescription medication, or so much more, we’re here to make sure no child has to go without the things they need.
Angel Tree Program
2021 marks our third year of collecting gifts from the community to distribute to kids/families in the school district. This holiday season, we are helping over 200 families provide gifts for their kids.
-Our Programs in Action -
In late October we collect coats from all the schools in the district. We partner with Roots of Faith in Sharpsburg to organize and distribute the coats to kids and families in the community.
In August 2021, we partnered with the high school to create a two-day freshman orientation program that included team building at Camp Guyasuta and mental health awareness training. Over 350 kids participated in the program. We want every incoming freshman to have the tools to succeed.
Summer Camp Scholarships
We provided scholarships for over 100 kids to attend local summer camps. Every child also received spending money for the canteen so they could have the same camp experience as their peers. In 2022, we are hoping to expand the program so we can help even more kids attend camp.
In partnership with other charities, we provided hot meals once a week to the Sharpsburg and Blawnox communities for several months during the Covid shutdowns. We also packed and delivered hundreds of food boxes to families throughout 2020.
American Textile provided sheets, blankets, and pillows to over 200 families in 2020. We work closely with our network of guidance counselors who identified the recipients and distributed the bedding on our behalf.