The White Cane Foundation

Mission Statement

The White Cane Foundation is here to provide students with basic needs through a consistent presence. An emphasis will be placed on maintaining the dignity and respect of the individual. Students are empowered to go out in the world with confidence and independence to become their very best self. 

Vision Statement

To be the light for every student with a need. 

Core Values

Act with dignity, grace and compassion.

Be present. 

Bring the joy.

Be open and accepting of others.

How The White Cane Foundation Works

 

  • We partner with schools where the majority of students live at or below the poverty line. 
  • A school liaison is selected to help identify students in need and submit weekly orders to The White Cane Foundation. 
  • Volunteers fill orders and make weekly deliveries to specific schools. 
  • Volunteers meet one-on-one with students in The White Cane Foundation “store”, a designed space in every school that helps to preserve each child’s privacy and dignity and also contains items for emergency situations.
  • Students are fit with coats and shoes, provided hygiene kits, socks, underwear; are encouraged, loved on and transformed. 
  • We help coordinate other services with each school (i.e. book fairs, STEM learning, eye clinics, health screenings and dental education). 
  • We continually evaluate our programs and services at each school to ensure alignment with district/school goals and measure effect on students and school community. 

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