Take a moment to meet Ken and Bradley and then make your donation today to CCN and help kids like Ken & Bradley have a home away from homelessness after school.
What will your donation do?
A $25 donation provides a healthy meal to twenty five kids in our after school program.
For $125 you can feed our kids for a month or help fill the tank in our bus to get kids to and from CCN.
A $500 donation pays for a month for one child in our program.
Remember: all donations made today will be matched up to $2500 with a total fundraising goal of $5000! Help us meet our goal...
Ken and Bradley have been bouncing from one motel to another their whole lives. They live with mom, dad, sister, an older brother, and grandmother all in one room. At the least, there have been seven people living with them at one time. This family spends 90% of their time at “home” inside playing video games or watching television. Physical activity may be the most important thing CCN provides these two brothers. But those close quarters and less than desirable conditions have done nothing to dampen their spirits. Ken greets every adult at CCN with a hug and Bradley chases the bus as soon as it pulls up to his school making sure he’s the first one on board.
These two brothers are extremely close and care deeply about one another and the rest of their family. Ken and Bradley are both extremely sensitive and emotionally fragile. Ken craves acceptance and is deeply wounded when he feels that someone has a negative opinion of him. When asked to stop running indoors, Bradley went to the corner and started to cry and would not talk to staff. When Bradley was asked later why he got so emotional his lip started to quiver. “I thought you were going to kick me out of CCN.” He was terrified that one mistake would lead to such big consequences.
It is their fragility that speaks to their compassion and friendliness towards their peers. These two will be the first to comfort other students and simply do not understand when others don’t reciprocate. Ken and Bradley are truly a testament to the love and innocence that are in every human child, even when they grow up in some of the most disadvantageous and corrupt places.