UGM and Moody Radio Northwest Partner to help kids in need this school year.

School Girl - Charities for Children

For a child, living in a homeless shelter presents special challenges: You’re most likely sharing a room, so where do you find a quiet place to do your homework? How do you have friends over? What will other kids think? Where do you get school clothes, supplies and spending money?

We can’t take away all the challenges, but with your help, we can make sure each child living in our shelters has a backpack and school supplies. Together, we can set these kids up for academic success.

Will you purchase a sturdy backpack and/or gift cards so that we can make sure the kids living in our shelters have the specific supplies their classroom teacher requires? $10 cards to the following conveniently located stores would be most helpful:

  • Walmart
  • Kmart
  • Staples
  • Dollar Tree
  • Office Max

(While our little kids love super heroes and Barbie, please remember our middle and high school residents, as well.)

Drop off backpacks and gift cards to 1224 E Trent in Spokane or 196 W Haycraft in Coeur d’Alene, and they will be distributed to the children living in our shelters. OR, click the button below to donate online: Donate

Hear from some of our children in the UGM Recovery Programs













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