Hello & Welcome to Capital Kids Connection. CKC grants wishes for foster kids. Capital Kids has several programs it operates thru the year:
Christmas Connection: Foster youth fill out forms telling us 3 items they would like to have for Christmas, and we try to pair members of the community to these Christmas wishes to give the foster kids the specific items they would like to have for the holidays.
Looking to pick up a gift tag for a foster child? The following local businesses are an easy stop to pick one up:
- Meconi's Italian Subs in Tumwater & Hawks Prairie
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Lacey
- Infernos Brick Oven Pizza Lacey and Tumwater
- Coffee Katz Café in West Olympia
- Sutton Chiropractic and Massage in Tumwater
Little Wish Connection: $100 wishes for youth to go towards an item or experience of their choice. (For Example: summer camp, bike, prom dress)
Graduation Connection: Giving items to youth who are graduating and exiting forster care and needs items for their first home (For Example: Dishes, Bedding, Cleaning supplies)
Backpack Connection: Distributing backpacks and school supplies
Kitchen Table Connection: Mentoring youth who have exited foster care. The idea of KTC is to give ex-foster youth a place to come and sit down and feel like they always have someone who they can connect with, and get the help they might need, be it physical, social, emotional, or spiritual and connect them with community members and resources to help meet those needs.
Kitchen Table Connection Speaking Engagements: KTC offers several classes, workshops & motivational speaking available to social workers, mental health workers, community members, youth, or parents on:
- Solution Informed Relationships
- Solution Focused Case Management
- Positive Youth Development
Current News & Needs:
September 11, 2015, in Olympia Washington, we are hosting a fantastic speaker on the subject of Fetal Alcohol and its effects on the brain.
Your local foster kids need your help! CKC is in desperate need of storage to keep many of its programs alive.
CKC is a dedicated group of volunteers is responsible for many programs that benefit foster children, some of which include providing backpacks with school supplies, coats and shoes and other clothing, Christmas gifts, and "graduation" gifts (for children leaving the system) of household supplies. Providing foster children with clothing, school supplies, and Christmas wishes helps them to normalize and builds self-esteem.
In order to keep the program running, CKC has been using a storage facility in the Tumwater area to store donations throughout the year. The cost to rent the units that store the donations is $300 a month.
ITEMS NEEDED TO BUILD TWO STORAGE SHEDS:
11 – Pier blocks with adjustable brackets
44 – 8’ 2x4s
10 – 16’ 2x8s
18 – 12’ 2x6s
16 – sheets 4x8 T-111 Siding
6 – sheets of ¾” plywood
8 – sheets of ½” OSB plywood
3 – 16’ long 4x8 pressure treated beams
2 – 16’ 1x8 primed white wood
4- 10’ 1x8 primed white wood
4 – 10’ 1x4 primed white wood
6 – 8’ 1x4 primed white wood
3 – squares of roof shingles
1 – roll of #15 roof felt
4 tubes of exterior caulking
1 Box - 16D gun nails
1 Box – 8D galvanized nails
1 – 36” exterior door
Rolls of insulation
Drywall material, mud and tape and nails
3 gallons of exterior paint and one gallon of trim paint
Lights, wire, boxes etc needed to install lighting & power outlets.
Electrician services for lighting and power