WE SUPPORT KIDS IN CRISIS

$5 from every photo package from Photos with Santa at McArdle's Florist & Garden Center will be donated to Kids in Crisis during the 5th Annual Holiday Stroll Weekend, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.

There will also be a Giving Tree for Kids in Crisis at McArdle's throughout the 5th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop, November 29 – December 24. Please consider purchasing an item from the Giving Tree. It will help provide loving care for neglected children staying in the Kids in Crisis shelters.

Kids in Crisis Mission

Kids in Crisis (www.kidsincrisis.org) is Connecticut's only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises—domestic violence, mental health and family problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more. Since its founding in 1978, Kids in Crisis, based in Cos Cob, has helped more than 118,000 Connecticut children and families; last year, more than 6,000 children and families in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton received assistance from the organization.

Kids in Crisis Vision

Kids in Crisis remains committed to providing unparalleled care, free of charge, to children and families from throughout Fairfield County. At the same time, they are dedicated to the goal of expanding community outreach programs through a wide array of prevention programs that have seen tremendous growth and success in recent years.

Another key goal of Kids in Crisis is advocacy for children who need safe, loving places to live when home is not an option. Too often, children are ready to leave Kids in Crises, bolstered by extensive therapeutic, medical and educational support, yet these children have few placement options. Kids in Crisis believes so many more in need can be served if there are more next steps for children; if Kids in Crisis can seize the excitement and empowerment they feel when they are ready to leave Kids in Crisis and foster that by finding them caring, long-term environments.

Kids in Crisis cannot and will not be able to do all that they can do without the dedication and support of an outstanding staff and Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers and loyal individuals, corporate and civic donors who join them in bettering the lives of children throughout our cities and towns.

For more information on Kids in Crisis please visit www.kidsincrisis.org