Success Stories

With your help, since 2009 the Bald Faced Truth Foundation has made a difference in the lives of more than 11,000 area children by providing enriching opportunities and experiences.

This video shows who we are... and how we help:

A few success stories:

Stolen iPads

28 students

Victory Academy

An emergency grant was issued to cover replacement cost of $3,000 in stolen iPads from Victory Academy. The local non-profit school serves 28 children with autism. Said Tricia Hasbrook, school founder: "The Bald Faced Truth Foundation is giving back voices to many of Victory's students who use iPads on a daily basis to communicate."

Marquita

Marquita, 7

Piano Lessons

A grant was awarded to pay for one year of piano lessons for a 7-year old girl who is musically inclined but can not afford lessons. Marquita's parents live in Section 8 housing, and her piano lessons are the only daily regular activity she has outside of school. Said her teacher: "She is so excited each week that she runs from the bus to the class."

Little League

Little Leaguers

Lents LL

An emergency grant was issued to Lents Little League to repair the snack shack at their main fields. Someone vandalized the kiosk, broke the lock, destroyed food and took $150 in cash. Lents is one of highest poverty areas in Portland. The snack shack is the primary fundraising vehicle for the league during the season.

Gately

5th-8th Graders

Gately Academy

A grant was awarded to assist children at the Gately Academy. The school is a private nonprofit that provides a creative and focused school setting for students with attention deficit disorders, autism, asperger's syndrome and other learning differences.

Football

Football players

Clark County Youth Football

A grant was awarded to a pair of brothers, 10 and 8 years old, to pay for participation fees in a youth football program. Their family had come under financial hardship, and the boys wouldn't have been able to otherwise participate in the sport. Said their father: "This means so much to me."

Kid Name

Girls Lacrosse

Oregon City

Thieves stole $1,225 worth of holiday wreaths that would have served as the team's top fundraiser. The Bald Faced Truth Foundation contaced coach Dara Kramer and issued a grant to cover the cost of the stolen wreaths. Said Kramer: "It was an incredible turn of events." Link: TV coverage of stolen wreaths.

Kid Name

Kindergarten

Barnes Elementary

A grant was awarded to send 137 kindergarteners on the school's annual scheduled field trip to the pumpkin patch. District budget cuts resulted in the field trip being canceled due to a lack of funds for transportation. Wrote one teacher: "Thank you! It probably seems like a little thing, but this is a big deal to the kids."

Kid Name

Football program

Parkrose HS

A grant was awarded to the Parkrose High football boosters to replace old and damaged football field goal posts. The old goal posts were made of PVC pipe and were in disrepair. The new goal posts will be installed for next season. Said the president of the booster club: "We are trying to bring hope to these kids."

Kids

Summer Program

SE Salem Community Center

A grant was awarded to the Southeast Salem Community Center to fund a summer camp program for 40 children. The camp is designed for elementary-school children and features reading, writing, math and summer activities for the kids during the summer months. The SE Salem CC serves elementary-school children who are all on assisted lunch programs.

Kid Name

Francisco and Pedro

Davis Elementary

Two 4th-grade trumpet players were without instruments and without the means to rent or purchase one. A grant was awarded to provide them with the purchase of functioning instruments. Francisco wrote in his thank-you letter: "This trumpet is better than the one I had before. It doesn't squeak when I play it."

Dance Team

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