How Can YOUR School/Office/Organization Help Nichols for Kids?
REMEMBER! We need money year round - not just in October! Here are some fun ways you can help support Nichols for Kids...
- Have a blue jeans day where employees pay to wear jeans for kids.
- Sponsor a bake sale
- Sponsor a "workout together". Donate $1.00 for every pound you lose.
- Sponsor a yard sale with proceeds going to Nichols for Kids.
- Email us and let us know what you are doing so we can post it on our calendar!
Thanks for your continued support!
About the Nichols for Kids Fund
The Nichols for Kids Fund was established in memory of Sandy Nichols. Sandy was working for Wilkes County Schools as a school social worker at the time of her death in 2001. One of Sandy’s favorite parts of the job was helping students and their families with basic needs. The school social workers use the money from this fund for numerous student and family needs. Some examples are emergency clothing needs, groceries, rent assistance, utility assistance and gas assistance. We have used this money to purchase cell phone minutes so a teenager who is alone most of the night would have access to a working phone. We have helped students by purchasing things needed for school like band instruments, calculators, sports physicals and assistance with field trips.
One of the best things about Nichols for Kids is the easy access we have to this money. Someone at a school will tell the social worker of a need. We will then talk with the parent or guardian to make arrangements to pay for what is needed. We try to limit what we spend to $50.00-$100.00 per student depending on the situation. We do have some flexibility with the amount. Sometimes we cannot pay the total amount needed. We consider each situation and those needs individually.
Any student in WCS is eligible for help from the Nichols Fund. This fund operates by donations. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts can be given when requested. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by giving the money to the school social workers, or Wesley Wood at the Board of Education.