At Child First Authority (CFA) our mission is to develop youth and strengthen families by providing high quality community schools, afterschool and summer learning programs that promote academic achievement, social and emotional wellbeing, and parent leadership. In response to the pandemic, we immediately began supporting our students and families, by distributing: 

Distributing 70 technology devices

Providing over $12,500 in grocery and transportation gift cards to families

Offering case management services to further ensure students were connected virtually and families had what they needed to be successful at home
To ensure that every child has the tools needed at home to support a productive learning environment this upcoming school year, we have launched the CFA COVID Cares 2020 Campaign which provides resources to purchase the specific supplies that students need to successfully engage in virtual learning. Please support our Campaign — below are ways you can give.
Ways You Can Give
1. Purchase Supplies – Below is a list of items that we are requesting that would support the needs of our students most:

Chromebooks
Headphones   
Composition books  
“Distance Learning Toolkit” – 1 mini white boards, 2 dry erase markers and 1 dry eraser 
Post-It Chart paper   
Colored construction paper   
Cleaning supplies – hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, baby wipes, soap, paper towels, gloves, Kleenex

For purchases that you would like to drop off, please contact Asia Hinton at (443)-927-4124 to coordinate a drop off day and time.

2.   Monetary Donations – Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support our 10 Community Schools. All funds raised will be used to purchase the supplies listed above that were not donated.

Mail your check or money order to Child First Authority 3904 Hickory Ave, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21211. Please make checks payable Child First Authority, Inc.; Memo Note: CFA COVID Cares 2020 Campaign
 
You may also give online via our Child First Authority PayPal Account – under “add special instructions” insert: CFA COVID Cares 2020 Campaign
Thank you!
Child First’s friends and donors have been generous supporters of our efforts during this unique and challenging period. We THANK YOU and ask that you partner with us again to meet the distance learning needs of our students to ensure their academic success. 
Sincerely,
Danista E. HunteExecutive Director,Child First Authority Inc.