Rodman Ride For Kids
The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. The Rodman Ride is an important fundraiser for the DCF Kids Fund as well as a number of additional local charities. The DCF Kids Fund’s goal is to raise $300,000 through participation in the 2016 Rodman Ride. All expenses associated with the Ride event (less than 3%) are underwritten, and once we reach our goal we receive a match on your gift. This means that for every $1 you donate, the DCF Kids Fund will receive more than $1 for the vital programs we provide for the 47,000 kids.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Please consider offering a financial donation to support the DCF Kids Fund’s participation in the 2016 Rodman Ride For Kids event, to take place Saturday, September 24th in Foxboro.
The annual event benefits many children’s charities, including the DCF Kids Fund. This is the 26th year of the Rodman Ride and the 13th year that the DCF Kids Fund is participating.
The DCF Kids Fund is a non-profit 501c3 charity created in 1998 to serve as a resource for abused and neglected children in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF Kids Fund’s goal is to raise $300,000 through our participation in the 2015 Rodman Ride. In 2014, we raised $200,000. However, to meet the needs of the thousands of children we serve across Massachusetts, we must raise the bar and aim for a higher goal this year.
Currently, our agency is serving 47,000 children including over 7,000 children in foster care; 1,700 children in residential care; and many thousands of others living with their families and are receiving services from our agency. We have 29 Department of Children and Families area offices across the state.
The funds we raise through our participation in the 2016 Rodman Ride For Kids are vital to the DCF Kids Fund’s being able to continue to provide these thousands of children with programs so vital to their lives.
The Kids Fund programs include: Foster Children’s Summer Campership Drive; Foster Children’s Emergency Placement Program (to provide clothing, toiletries, duffel bags, safety car seats for children entering foster care in emergencies); Children’s Holiday Gift Drive; and our Enrichment/Educational Initiative (making it possible for foster children to participate in sports, music, SAT classes, etc.), among others.
With financial hardships many of our families face, the DCF Kids Fund is being increasingly relied upon to provide these very important programs for these thousands of children. When a child gets to play on a sports team, take music lessons, receive SAT or tutoring, attend summer camp to build skills in many areas, we are helping the child to reach toward his or her full potential. Especially for these children who are all facing very difficult life circumstances, these enrichment opportunities pave the way for a better today and a more hopeful tomorrow for each and every child.
Rodman Ride For Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity that raises funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. All expenses associated with the Ride event (less than 3 %) are underwritten, so 100% of your donation will directly benefit the DCF Kids Fund. In addition, the Rodman Ride organization will match your donation, which will help The DCF Kids Fund even more in our efforts to provide important and beneficial programs to the very needy children in DCF care. This means that for every $1 you donate, the DCF Kids Fund will receive more than $1 for the vital programs we provide for the 40,000 kids.
Your donation would have a profound and very personal impact on the lives of thousands of very deserving children.
If you would like to make a donation to support our cause, the donated check should be made out to:
“Rodman Ride For Kids / DCF Kids Fund, Inc.” and sent to my attention:
Ms. Jennifer Kitchenham, Executive Director, DCF Kids Fund, Inc.,
600 Washington Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02111 .
Click here to donate online and indicate you want to support the DCF Kids Fund.
Thank you very much for your consideration. By joining together, we can improve the lives of vulnerable children across the Commonwealth. Thank you again. I look forward to hearing from you.
DCF Kids Fund
DCF Kids Fund Annual Golf Classic
DCF Kids Fund Annual Golf Classic
I hope you will join us for our 13th Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Hopkinton Country Club.
For more information on the DCF Kids Fund and the children we serve, please click here.
Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you there!
Save the Date
DCF Kids Fund 13th Annual Golf Classic
Monday, May 9, 2016
Hopkinton Country Club
Chairman of the Board
DCF Kids Fund