BTS have always promoted love & giving back. This is our moment to do the same! We have partnered with Chicago Hopes for kids to raise money for educational support for kids living in Chicago's homeless shelters.
*Map of the Soul*
BTS are known for more than just music. They promote self love, giving back, and comfort for the younger generation in their time of need. The groups manager, Bang PD, once said "We hope that the young generation who communicate with BTS will become leaders and change our society into a warmer and mature place as they enjoy BTS's content." With your help, we can be that change in our local community. People often forget about the educational needs of a homeless child. They donate clothes, food, and supplies but are not informed of programs in which these kids can use to build themselves a better future.
"EVERYONE SUFFERS IN THEIR LIFE. THERE ARE MANY SAD DAYS, BUT RATHER THAN SAD DAYS, WE HOPE TO HAVE BETTER DAYS. THAT'S WHAT MAKES US LIVE. THAT'S WHAT MAKES US DREAM."-KIM NAMJOON *BTS MEMBER
Your donation will go to Chicago HOPES for Kids, a Chicago based non profit organization, to provide resources needed to help kids within the homeless community to succeed academically despite the challenges of being homeless. Children experiencing homelessness are at risk of falling 3 to 6 months behind in school with every move. At, HOPES, they provide the necessary interventions to help students reach their full potential.Over 85% of HOPES students advance in reading at least one level per semester.
Why should you donate?
$30.00- Provides a daily 20-minute reading session with a volunteer. Kids who read 20 minutes every day score better than 90% of their peers by grade 6.
$150.00-Provides STEM-focused enrichment and academic resources. According to the After school Alliance, STEM learning significantly impacts not only interest in science, but also in students' communication and teamwork abilities.
$1,500.00-Sponsors books for a shelter library. Access to a library propels a child 2.4 years further in education on average.
There are multiple options to help with this campaign.
*Volunteer* Donate 2 hours of your time per week and work directly with students.
*Host a drive* Suggestions: Healthy snacks, school supplies, and cleaning supplies.
*Sponsor a field trip* Provide a fun and enriching cultural experience in the city for students at one of the 10 shelters.
*Attend the Gala* The Seeds of HOPE Gala in June is the organizations biggest fundraising events of the year sponsored by their Executive Board.
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