Thank you from The Family Support Center Kids


2017 Caring Strangers Volunteers

CARING STRANGERS PROJECTS

The 2017 Backpack Program resulted in more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies that were delivered to kids here in Sonoma County. We were joined in our efforts by our local volunteers who assembled and delivered the backpacks to the receiving agencies. Our volunteers and your contributions keep our overhead at ZERO ($0.00), insuring that 100% of your donations will provide only backpacks, school supplies and winter coats!

This year our Backpack Drive recipients included children from:

  • Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
  • The Family Support Center
  • Sonoma County YWCA
  • Sonoma County School Classes
Our upcoming 2017 Winter Coat Drive will start in October once again and we'll be advertising for this event as well as sending out letters to our regular donors. Please keep an eye out for our announcements. More kids and young adults need a little help as we continue to support local agencies with overwhelming needs. We thank all of our continuing supporters as we reach out to help our neighbors. Without your support, we couldn't do these things for the kids in our community.

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The 2016 Winter Coat Drive resulted in over 150 warm coats being delivered to local kids and young adults in various Sonoma programs. We continue to support our local agencies with overwhelming needs as homelessness and other afflictions create opportunites to reach out and let these folks know that there is help and many who care. We say this every year, but without your support and the help from volunteers, we couldn't do these things for the kids. Thank you for your continuing support as we reach out to help our many neighbors in need.


2016 Caring Strangers Volunteers

For the 2016 Backpack Program more than 210 backpacks were filled with school supplies and delivered to kids here in Sonoma County. Once again, we were joined in our efforts by volunteers and contributions from RIC Insurance General Agency, Inc. in Santa Rosa. Our local volunteers and the members of these companies shopped, assembled and delivered the backpacks to the receiving agencies. This year our Backpack and coat recipients included children from:

  • Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
  • The Family Support Center
  • Sonoma County YWCA

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The 2015 Backpack Program is just winding up with more 208 backpacks filled with school supplies and delivered to kids here in Sonoma County. Once again, we were joined in our efforts by volunteers and contributions from Cyan Corporation in Petaluma and RIC Insurance General Agency, Inc. in Santa Rosa. Our local volunteers and the members of these companies shopped, assembled and delivered the backpacks to the receiving agencies.

This year our recipients included children from:

  • Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
  • COTS
  • The Family Support Center
  • Sonoma County YWCA
The 2015 Winter Coat Drive once again delivered more than 100 coats and shoes to kids and young adults in need as we continue to support local agencies with overwhelming needs. We thank all of our continuing supporters as we reach out to help our neighbors.

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Our 2014 Backpack Program resulted in an increase to over 215 backpacks filled with school supplies for our Sonoma County children. This year we were joined in our efforts by volunteers and contributions from Cyan Corporation in Petaluma, RIC Insurance General Agency, Inc. and Health Services Integration, both in Santa Rosa. Our local volunteers and the members of these companies shopped, assembled and delivered the backpacks to the receiving agencies.

Our Winter Coat Drive delivered coats and shoes to over 100 local recipients and we continue to support these agencies as their needs arise. We thank all of our new and continuing supporters as we reach out to help our neighbors.

This year our recipients included children from:
  • Becoming Independent
  • COTS
  • The Family Support Center
  • Sonoma County YWCA
By using volunteers and contributions, our overhead is ZERO ($0.00), insuring that 100% of your donations will provide backpacks, school supplies and winter coats!

If you'd like to help right now, you may Click on Make a Donation at the bottom of any page and contribute.

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Our 2013 Backpack Program resulted in 135 back packs filled with school supplies for our Sonoma County children. All work was done by our local volunteers who shopped, assembled and delivered the back packs to the respective agencies.

This year our recipients included children from:
  • Becoming Independent
  • COTS
  • The Family Support Center
  • The Living Room
Our overhead remains at ZERO ($0.00), insuring that 100% of your donations will provide backpacks, school supplies and winter coats only!

Our coat drive kept over 150 Sonoma County kids warm this past winter with the support of these same non-profits.

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In 2012 our local volunteers assembled 120 backpacks filled with school supplies for our Sonoma County children & in October, we supplied over 100 warm coats for these organizations. This year our recipients included children from:

  • Becoming Independent
  • COTS
  • The Family Support Center

Our overhead remains at ZERO ($0.00), insuring that 100% of your donations will provide backpacks, school supplies and winter coats only!

Please keep us in mind and remember to support Sonoma County kids.

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Our 2011 back-to-school drive has provided over 175 back packs & over 100 new coats for our Sonoma County children! This year our recipients included children from:

  • Becoming Independent
  • COTS
  • The Family Connection
  • The Family Support Center

We have been able to keep our overhead to ZERO ($0.00), using all of your donations for the purchase of backpacks, school supplies and winter coats only!

We look forward to your continued support for Sonoma County children.

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2010 is Caring Stranger's 10th year of helping Sonoma County children!
To celebrate this milestone we supplied over 200 backpacks & over 100 new coats to Sonoma County kids with your help. This year our recipients included children from:

  • Becoming Independent
  • COTS
  • The Children's Village
  • The Family Connection
  • The Family Support Center

DURING OUR SPECIAL 10th ANNIVERSARY, EACH CHILD ENTERING SANTA ROSA HOMELESS SHELTER WILL RECEIVE A NEW STUFFED BACKPACK.

Once again we were able to keep our overhead to ZERO ($0.00), using your donations for backpack and school supply purchases only!
We look forward to your continued support to keep needy Sonoma County children warm this winter.

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For the 2009 Back-to-School drive you helped us supply 150 backpacks and 100 new coats to Sonoma County kids. We hope that you'll be back to help us furnish warm coats & jackets in time for the cold winter months. Your donations go directly to children and through cooperating agencies including: The Family Connection, COTS, The Family Support Center, Becoming Independent & The Children's Village of Sonoma County. Thanks to the volunteers that keep our overhead to $0.00 and to all those who made cash contributions. Please remember to support our annual Coat Drive in October!

In 2008, Caring Strangers supplied 125 backpacks & over 100 new warm coats directly to children and through cooperating agencies including: The Family Connection, The Family Support Center, Becoming Independent & The Children's Village of Sonoma County. We continue to be in the debt of our regular supporters as well as the many new people who have joined to help us look after the needs of kids throughout Sonoma County. Thanks to eveyone who made a cash contribution and those who volunteered to help us meet our goals.

For 2007, Caring Strangers has provided over 100 backpacks & 100 coats directly to children and through agencies including: The Family Connection, The Family Support Center, Becoming Independent & The Children's Village of Sonoma County. If you're a contributor, your generosity has made a difference in the lives of these children and in our community. Thanks to all who have made contributions or volunteered to make Sonoma County just a little better place to live.

Caring Stranger's 2006 successful backpack drive delivered 100 backpacks to agencies and individuals including: The Family Connection, The Family Support Center, Becoming Independent, The Children's Village of Sonoma County & the YWCA's A Special Place. The 2006 Coats & Shoes drive in October delivered coats and shoes to more than 100 children. The generosity of our community and volunteers continues to make a difference in these kid's lives.


2005 Caring Strangers Volunteers

Caring Stranger's 2005 backpack drive was the largest to date with over 250 backpacks delivered to agencies and individuals including: The Family Connection, The Family Support Center, COTS Shelter, Becoming Independent and Burbank Housing. Our annual Coats & Shoes drive in October delivered coats and shoes to more than 100 children. Thank to our volunteers and local business sponsors for their generosity, help and kindness.

In 2004, you've helped Caring Strangers deliver another 100 plus backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the YWCA's A Children's Place & A Special Place, The Family Connection, Family Support Center, Becoming Independent and other local groups. In addition to backpacks, Caring Strangers has delivered thousands of dollars worth of new clothing to children in these same groups. Our winter coat drive helped keep kids warm with 90 new coats and 26 pairs of shoes delivered in December and The Sunburst Project was added to our list of agencies for this drive.

In 2003, CaringStrangers.Com has facilitated over 300 donations from the web site to the YWCA's A Children's Place & A Special Place, The Family Connection, Family Support Center, Becoming Independent and the Valley of the Moon Childrens Home. In addition, the CaringStrangers' Christmas Drive assisted The Giving Tree organization by providing 30 Christmas gifts for local children.

In 2003, Caring Strangers added the Migrant Education Program to its group of agencies and has provided clothing and school needs to the MEP clients.

Caring Strangers' 2003, BackPack Drive delivered over 100 backpacks, filled with school supplies, donated to the YWCA's A Children's Place & A Special Place, The Family Connection, Family Support Center, Becoming Independent and the Valley of the Moon Childrens Home.

Caring Strangers' 2002 BackPack Drive reached a new goal with 175 backpacks, filled with school supplies, donated to the YWCA, The Family Connection, Family Support Center, Becoming Independent and the Valley of the Moon Childrens Home.

Caring Strangers' 2001 Christmas Project donated more than 50 school backpacks, filled with school supplies, for the children of the Valley of the Moon Childrens Home.


2001 Caring Strangers Volunteers

For our School Year 2001 Backpack Drive, Caring Strangers met its goal of providing 100 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to organizations including, YWCA, The Family Connection, Family Support Center & Becoming Independent.

In December 2000 Caring Strangers gathered over 1000 pairs of brand-new socks, and donated them to the Armory, the Family Support Center, and the Homeless Services Center.

In August of 2000, Caring Strangers donated 40 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to organizations including The Family Connection, the Family Support Center, and The Living Room.

There are two ways you can become a Caring Stranger:
Choose a Child to help or Make a Donation
to help us purchase these supplies for children.

Your Donations to Caring Strangers Are Tax Deductible!

For more information about Caring Strangers, please email us at:
Info@CaringStrangers.Com or call (707) 577-0100.