With your help, since 2009 the Bald Faced Truth
Foundation has made a difference in the lives of more than 14,000 area
children by providing enriching opportunities and experiences.
This video shows who we are... and how we help:
A few success stories:
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." Link: Watch KATU report on grant.
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."
A grant for $1,000 was issued to librarian Heather Abney in order to dramatically expand the reading selections in the library. The grant paid for 139 new books available to 400 students ages K-4th grade. Among the books purchased: A "Pistol Pete" Maravich biography... because every library should have one.
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.
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."
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: KPTV coverage of stolen wreaths.
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."
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."
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.
Francisco and Pedro
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."