Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

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Thanks to our community’s generosity, each child has been sponsored!

Ready, Set, School!

Ready, Set, School! is an IFCS enrichment program that matches Kindergarten through 8th Grade school children with a sponsor that purchases a backpack, appropriate school supplies and a first-day of school outfit, including gift card for shoes.

Each year, thousands of families spend hundreds of dollars preparing their child(ren) to go to school. These one-time expenses often include items like school supplies, new outfits, shoes and hair cuts. For our families in need, these expenses just aren’t possible. Compounding the issue is that studies have found a child without supplies or new clothing will have a harder time excelling in school. Addressing this issue is often as simple as buying a new pair of shoes or having a new notebook.

Ready, Set, School! LogoIFCS works to provide our neighbors children in need with everything to make them successful. We ask our donors to think beyond buying pencils and paper to include clothing and haircuts. As studies have pointed out, even if a child has all of their required school supplies, an item like a pair of shoes can hold them back. The Ready, Set, School! program aims to address all of these needs with a backpack full of supplies, clothing and money for haircuts.

4 Ways to Help – It’s Really Easy

  1. Help IFCS Support the Program Financially – Delivering this program uses financial resources, help us to continue to provide for this huge need by donating today by clicking here.
  2. Sponsor a Child/ren by filling out this form. We will work to match you up with a child and provide a list of school items needed, clothing sizes and what other needs the child may have.
  3. Collect Schools Supplies and a New Backpack – These supplies are collected and distributed to children that did not register for our program.  Information coming soon!
  4. Volunteer TODAY! – Assist with registration, complete quality checks and monitor backpack pick-up. Select from weekday morning and afternoon shifts from mid-May through mid-August. Get started today by visiting filling out an application or by contacting IFCS Volunteer Coordinator Kendra Brooks, kbrooks@ifcs.org or 303-789-0501.

Whether you want to support the program financially, sponsor a child/ren, drop off school supplies or volunteer, your efforts will go a long way to help a child’s education.


Project Backpack School Supply Information

Sponsors provide backpacks with school supplies for those in 9th through 12th grade,  and for K – 8th graders who missed the Ready Set School registration deadline.

This program aims to assist families who missed the signup period or will be in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. For these families, we provide a variety of school supplies to help.

A BIG Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

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