Community Spotlight – Free Throws For Kids

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Free Throws for Kids Mission:
To show hope and God’s love to kids and families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in a very practical way.

How:
Each year the annual Free Throws For Kids event brings teams together who raise money benefitting FTFK. Each team signs up to shoot 500 free throws!

The money raised shows hope and love by doing two very special and unique things. First, we SURPRISE hundreds of kids and families throughout the year at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by delivering care bags that include gas cards, toiletries, books, cafeteria gift cards and more.

Secondly, we will continue to supply the food EVERY month for the Ronald McDonald House salad bar that was donated by Free Throws for Kids in 2015. Each day, over 80 families now have a healthier eating option because of the Free Throws for Kids salad bar.

Families often times will drive hours from out of town to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for the top rated care for their little ones. Necessities are second thoughts as they care for their sick children, so FTFK provides care bags filled with items like gas cards, toiletries, books, cafeteria gift cards and more. As the parents care for their kids, Free Throws For Kids works to care for the families.

They have delivered hundreds of bags since 2014. All of the funds raised go directly towards providing the bags. There are no paid staff, everyone works on a volunteer basis, including the core committee. Any left over funds go towards bags for next year or other things including providing a salad bar for the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati!

To learn more or to donate to Free Throws For Kids, please visit: http://www.freethrowsforkids.org

…let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.  1 John 3:18

 

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