Hundreds of educational toys distributed to foster kids in quarantine
05/18/2020

Over the weekend, more than $5000 worth of games, puzzles, and educational toys were distributed to Portland kids in foster care during the quarantine.

Online PR News – 18-May-2020 – Portland, Oregon – Over the weekend, more than $5000 worth of games, puzzles, and educational toys were distributed to more than 30 Portland kids in foster care during the quarantine.

Salt-powered robots, chemistry sets, garden kits, 3-D puzzles, and a variety of other supplies were safely delivered by Portland CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

“My biggest obstacle as a CASA is the hoops I have to jump through and connections I have to make to get resources to my kids,” said Portland CASA Amy Kula. “Due to this family's historic instability, these girls are severely behind their grade level; the abrupt switch to largely self-driven engagement with online learning has only compounded the issue. However, with them now having access to things like physical chemistry experiments, colorful puzzles about zodiac signs, and a kaleidoscope-making kit, I'm encouraged that they'll be more engaged with learning.”

The drive was organized by CASA Jay Kapp with the support of his employer, Portland tutoring company Stumptown Test Prep, as well as Portland-based toy shop SpielWerk Toys.