Did You Know? – Clothing for School Children
Over 30,000 of Palm Beach County’s children under the age of 18 live in households whose family income is below the poverty level. Their families frequently cannot provide them with a pair of shoes that fit or clothing suitable for school play. A child’s clothing can stigmatize and mark him or her for ostracism or abuse. This can make attending school a painful experience and endanger the child’s ability to obtain even a basic education. That is why the BallenIsles Charities Foundation feels that providing children with proper clothing deserves high priority.