2022 401 Gives
THANK YOU SO MUCH! We raised more than $33,000 during the 2022 401 Gives day! So many children’s lives will be improved with this money paying for enrichment activities and field trips!
We are so looking forward to this year’s 401 Gives taking place on April 1, 2022.
With your help, we raised $11,600 on April 1, 2021 to support our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program. In 2022, we have a goal to raise $15,000 to support enrichment activities and field trips for students at our George N. Hunt Campus School!
Help us make sure that children who have been through extreme trauma or are facing a mental illness get to experience field trips and activities that help with their social, emotional learning!
Become a fundraiser for St. Mary’s!
You can join in and help us raise the funds! Simply go to our 401 Gives page and click on “Fundraise.” Fill out the form and make your own fundraising page which you can share with others to encourage them to give too! If you have any issues with setting up your page, please contact Susan Gale, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is 401 Gives?
Run by the United Way of Rhode Island, 401 Gives is a one-day giving event which offers 300+ nonprofit organizations you can give to. Each organization does their own fundraising and in total, 401 Gives seeks to raise $4.01 Million on April 1, 2022.
Who your donation will support
This year St. Mary’s Home for Children is raising funds for our George N. Hunt Campus School, which provides highly-structured, individualized instruction, and therapeutic services to K-12 students with learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. These are children who have been through unimaginable trauma in their lives or are dealing with a significant psychiatric illness. It’s very difficult to focus on schooling when you face large life issues as a child. These children often fall behind in their education and social, emotional learning due to life circumstances and need help in both schooling and therapeutically to get back on track so they can graduate and go on to successful adult lives. The Hunt School’s caring, involved staff help these children to make up for lost time and successfully move forward with their educations and life skills. We see success all the time – the child who can’t read when they arrive at the school learns to enjoy books, the child who doesn’t trust teachers and administrators learns that school officials are there to help them, and the child who previously showed no interest in education becomes curious and constantly seeking new information.
What your donation will support
We are seeking donations this year to provide enrichment activities and field trips to the students we serve. Many children at the Hunt School have not had opportunities that other children may have. They may have never attended an enrichment class, eaten at a restaurant, or visited a fun, local kid’s attraction. At the same time, these children often struggle with social, emotional learning and need events like these to learn and grow. The life skills developed by visiting a public kid’s attraction, taking a class, and interacting with other people are valuable experiences that help these children to grow as human beings while also providing fun and excitement. Examples of enrichment classes we want to be able to provide the children include acting, kickboxing, music, yoga, gymnastics, dance, and more. Places we’d like to take them to include The Museum of Natural History, Biomes, Mystic Aquarium, bowling, roller skating, the Music Hall of Fame, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, and many more. Please consider donating to help these children both learn new life skills and get to enjoy some time away from the work of overcoming their trauma or dealing with their mental illness.