Chums support children because
they are the cornerstone to our future. Embracing their essence and helping them to realize their talents, helps our communities to grow and flourish.
All too often children become invisible to the system and outside help is needed.
def: onzichtbaar: invisible, not able to be seen
We're Dedicated to Improving Lives
Chums operate as non-profits on a national level and through local chapters that provide opportunities for women to meet in friendship. Local and National Chums support children because they are the cornerstone to our future. Embracing their essence and helping them to realize their talents, helps our communities to grow and flourish.
Image: Founders Day
Local Chapters of Chums Incorporated find creative ways to support our communities through the building up of our children. It's staggering to consider the statistics of our children that are minorities, disenfranchised, or come from low socio-economic backgrounds. Many of the troubles our society faces stem from:
• High school drop-out rates
• Child homelessness
Sources: U.S. Census, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N), Union Rescue Mission, US Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy
Consider the Stats
Statistics show that 1.2 million students drop out of high school every year, many falling into a cycle of poverty, unemployment and violence. Drop-out rates are also related to higher rates of imprisonment, with minorities disproportionately affected. Studies show that high school drop-outs are eight (8) times more likely to be incarcerated.
Even with the staggering statistics and studies, there is hope! Chums Incorporated women invest their time and use their influence to make our communities and society better places to live as a whole, by listening to our children and doing our part to enrich their lives.
Who We Partner With
Count Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc.
Boys and Boys Club
Oprah's Angel Network
Children's Defense Fund
CHUMS: BY THE NUMBERS
(for years 2016 - 2020)
Donated to National Causes
How We Work
Chums establish relationships with schools, churches, child care services. We partner with different organizations to identify the needs of our children and leverage our efforts to remove distractions that keep them from focusing on school, increase their confidence levels and assist with them with having strong relationships with their parents and family. We have projects that address children’s social skills and future educational needs, especially with the STEM programs.
We Donate To
In addition to hours of volunteer service to local communities, Chums raises funds for donations to National and International organizations, such as:
Hurricane Relief Efforts
NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
National African American Museum
National Founders Day Scholarship
Sickle Cell of America
United Negro College fund
We will make a difference.
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