Fun-on-the-Run Foster Children





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Southcentral Alaska

Total Budget: $5,000

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Provide age appropriate activity kits to foster children for use during parental visitations in the SC region of Alaska

The project goal is to improve foster children's interactions with their birth parents during visitations by providing them with kits for fun times during often awkward meetings. By having fun-on-the-run activities for these children to engage in with their parents, it is expected that they will build better relationships with their family and hasten their return to normal family life. This is a joint effort with Beacon Hill Family Services where the Anchorage International Rotary club members would purchase the backpacks and kit items, assemble the kits, and furnish them to Beacon Hill Family Services for distribution to foster children in SC Alaska during 2021-22 in association with other family service centers and the Alaska Office of Children Services. The backpacks would be emblazoned with the AIRC logo. Kits would include age appropriate games and/or building kits such as small bird houses or model cars. AIRC members would select, purchase and assemble the kits, which are budgeted at $20 each, resulting in 250 kits being made available to the foster children. The expressed need is for 15-25 kits per week per center so it is expected that this project may only cover a portion of the year and may need more funding in the future if the feedback is positive as expected.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Anchorage International

Primary Contact: Ric Schmidt

Email: ricster0522@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Anchorage International (5010)









Project Supporting Documents

Financial Plan

Grant Request Letter 2021


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Ric Schmidt

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Ric Schmidt

System Entry: Project signed by Ric Schmidt.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Jay Tung added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jay Tung.


by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Debra Mason

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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