Due to the rapidly evolving situation with CoVID-19, and the unprecedented situation with classes being cancelled, FocusedKids has set up a relief fund to support three non-profits: Family Resource Center, Valley Settlement Program and Early Childhood Network. We are collaborating with these organizations to support families without the means to support themselves through this time and are distributing funding to those most in need.
As of yesterday, FocusedKids has provided $234,000 in financial aid to 468 families from Aspen to Rifle who are struggling to survive during the pandemic crisis. These are crucial grants, sometimes meaning three meals a day versus one, and covering rent costs to avoid eviction.
We continue to receive about 20 to 30 referrals per day from our non-profit partners. To learn more, read the article that appeared in the Aspen Times on April 24. Donations can be made on our website or by sending a check to FocusedKids, 140 River Oaks Ln, Basalt, CO 81621.