Kids’ Chance of California Celebrates Kids’ Chance Awareness Week

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Raises Awareness to Reach Kids in Need of Financial Assistance

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“Planning for college can become a real challenge for children who have lost a parent’s income due to a serious or fatal work-related accident,” said Maria Henderson, president of Kids’ Chance of California.

Kids’ Chance of California, and supporting partner organizations, are working to raise awareness for scholarship opportunities for the children of workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. Kids’ Chance awareness week is November 2 – 6th, and community events and promotion through social media is taking place nationally.

“Planning for college can become a real challenge for children who have lost a parent’s income due to a serious or fatal work-related accident,” said Maria Henderson, president of Kids’ Chance of California. “Kids’ Chance scholarships help provide these children with the money necessary to pursue and achieve their educational goals.”

In addition to providing scholarships to help pay for college expenses, Kids’ Chance also established the National Planning for College initiative to help children of all ages prepare to apply for the organization’s scholarships. If you or someone you know is eligible for a Kids’ Chance scholarship, enter your contact information in the Planning for College form.

In 2015, Kids’ Chance scholarship applications increased significantly, but additional applicants are still being accepted. “We realize many more students are in need of financial assistance for college,” said Henderson. “It’s our mission to spread the word about Kids’ Chance of California scholarship opportunities.” If you or someone you know might qualify, visit http://www.kidschanceca.org/scholarships to learn more about the scholarship and eligibility requirements.

About Kids’ Chance of California
Kids’ Chance of California, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to provide need-based educational scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. The first Kids’ Chance state organization was founded in 1988 in Georgia. Kids’ Chance nationally has expanded to 28 states over the last 27 years. Since the organization’s inception, more than 5,400 scholarships, totaling nearly $14 million, have been awarded.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.kidschanceca.org.

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