Like all of us, you probably share the joy a child experiences while participating in activities such as football, ballet lessons, soccer or preparing to join their friends at camp. The unfortunate truth is, there are many children who are unable to participate in these activities because they lack the necesary funds.

In our county alone there are countless children who have suffered abuse and are now living in foster homes or group homes. There are also children from low-income families whose parents barely earn enough to cover household expenses.

If you have children of your own or simply remember being a child, we ask you to imagine how low their self-esteem must be if they are unable to participate in extra curricular activities.

Children In Need is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization administered by staff of San Diego County, Health and Human Services Agency. Our mission is to provide the necessary financial support for enrichment activities to assist children's participation in sports, arts and cultural interaction. Further, it is our focus to ensure children are given the opportunity to mature into individuals who will succeed for themselves and for society.


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