Children First serves the most at-risk children and families in Sarasota County. During normal circumstances, their families struggle. In these extraordinary times, Children First families are facing a crisis of a magnitude never seen before. They are struggling to meet the most basic needs of their children while living with the fear and uncertainty of their health, employment, housing, and their child’s education. Join RASM as we partner with Children First to be a lifeline for their families.

You can support this cause by donating some of the following items. We encourage you to work within your offices to collect these items throughout the summer. RASM Offices will serve as a drop off location for these supplies. Stop by RASM South or RASM North to drop off your collected goods. If your office would like to participate, please fill out this form below.

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Preventing Learning Loss

The children are between six weeks and five years old. Children First’s goal is to prepare children for Kindergarten and ensure they are on a level playing field alongside their more average income peers. Children who live in poverty will hear 30-million less words than more affluent children by the time they are three. To help children continue learning at home, we want to provide every child with books and educational activities.

  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Family Games
  • Books

Ensuring Basic Hygiene

Children First provides every child who attends many basic hygiene essentials daily across their 15 locations. This includes diapers and wipes for infants and toddlers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and soap for handwashing. We want to remove this financial burden from parents during a time of economic uncertainty. Our goal is to provide every family with a care package of essentials for their child or children.

  • Toilet Paper
  • Dial Soup
  • Diapers
  • Adult & Child Shampoo
  • Adult & Child Toothpaste
  • Adult & Child Toothbrushes

All donations can be dropped off at RASM North or South. Please contact outreach@myrasm.com if you have any questions.