The number of homeless children across Texas has increased over the past few years. On any given night in the Dallas area, more than 1,100 children will fall asleep in homeless and domestic violence shelters. In 2010, the percentage of infants and toddlers served was 26%, school-age children (ages 5-12) accounted for 47%, and teens accounted for 27% of the total.
Since 1989, Captain Hope’s Kids has dedicated to helping homeless children with time, money, and in-kind donations. We are the only agency that actively solicits donations and funds for the sole purpose of providing critically needed items to homeless children, from birth to age 17. In 2011, Captain Hope’s Kids partnered with over 40 homeless service agencies and touched the lives of over 40,000 children across North Texas.
In 2011, Captain Hope’s Kids received and distributed 561,481 items valued at over $725,000 to homeless infants and children.
Quantities of Items Distributed in 2011
453,823 diapers/pull-ups or 8,727 per week
29,146 hygiene items & infant items
38,407 educational items (backpacks, school supplies, uniforms)
12,395 toys & birthday boxes
26,476 health aids, clothing, household items
1,229 recreational activity-related items
Captain Hope’s Kids addresses the immediate needs of the many children struggling to survive and overcome the most difficult of circumstances during their most precious years. Our goal is to meet the needs of these children so that they may become healthy and productive citizens in our community.
We accept cash donations and new & gently used items through individuals & sponsored drives. We hope that you will join our efforts to give homeless children a reason to smile.
Captain Hope’s Kids
Shirley Yin-Piazza Marketing
Director 214-630-5765 ext 317