CAP Kid Annual Appeal
Changing the emphasis from growing hair to growing confidence.
Thank you for your continued support of the Children’s Alopecia Project. As we all adjusted and pivoted in 2021, children across the country continued to be diagnosed with alopecia, so we did what we always do at CAP; we looked for opportunities to connect with children and to support them and their families. We rescheduled camps, modified visits and speaking engagements, and literally drove the extra mile (or sometimes 100 miles) in order to bring CAP and the hope of better days ahead to families whenever possible.
This past fall, through CAP’s Coast2Coast Speaking Tour fundraiser, the NuGo CAP Van and I traveled 9,115 miles from Wyomissing, PA to Santa Monica, CA and back, successfully delivering CAP's message to schools and at CAP events as well as visiting CAP Kids in their homes. Each CAP Kid also received a bag of books valued at $175 to donate to their school or local library. A total of 224 books valued at $1400 were donated.
I am ever grateful for the opportunity to continue CAP’s mission of helping children with alopecia by building self-esteem, providing support and raising awareness. I’ve seen firsthand that meeting another person with alopecia can change a child’s life. I’ve heard the relief in a parent’s voice when they finally get to talk to someone who understands their unique worries and concerns. I’ve seen a child with alopecia sit up taller in his seat as I explained what alopecia is to his class; I’ve also recognized the expressions on his classmates’ and teachers’ faces as they began to understand why their classmate/student was rapidly losing hair. I am blessed to be able to bring this kind of hope to our CAP families. However, due to less awareness and exposure in 2020 and 2021, more than ever before, we need your help.
Here is how you can help CAP to continue our mission:
Donate $175 - Give library books about alopecia to schools where I speak.
Donate $250 - Send a child with alopecia to Alopeciapalooza.
Donate $450 - Send 2 children with alopecia to CAP Kid Camp.
Sponsor $1000 - Send 4 children with alopecia to Alopeciapalooza. We will display your logo or listing on all registration pages.
Please use the enclosed envelope to mail in a check made payable to “CAP” or use any major credit card at CapKidAppeal.org or if you prefer to spread your gift out over time, please consider giving a recurring monthly payment. For example, $19 a month for 12 months will send 1 kid to camp, or even $14 a month will help support our Library Program. All donations are appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support, which allows CAP to continue its purpose of growing self-esteem in CAP kids, one child at a time.