Captain Hope's Kids collaborates with more than 45 homeless service providers, ensuring that homeless infants and children have the basic items needed for them to survive and thrive. In 2007, we distributed over $459,362 of critically needed items to approximately 10,000 homeless children. We provided over 400,000 diapers, wipes, formula, ointment, clothing, and toiletries; over $47,000 school uniforms, supplies and backpacks; and $74,773 in recreational activities for homeless children.

Captain Hope's Closet serves homeless infants and children, birth-17 years. For infants and toddlers we provide diapers, pull-ups, wipes, formula, lotions and ointments. We assists homeless school-age children by providing age appropriate supplies, clothing and school uniforms. To stock the Closet with other needed items, we also accept new and gently used items through individual donations and company sponsored drives.

Homelessness has a devastating impact on homeless children and youth's educational opportunities. With basic needs met, the children will be far less likely to suffer ridicule or be excluded from educational activities and more likely to attend and stay in school. Distributing critical items to homeless children, birth-age 17, allows homeless parents to devote more of their energy to activities that will help them to break out of homelessness, decreasing homeless families' dependence on community resources in the short- and long-term.

Captain Hope's Kids' support comes from diverse sources including individuals, corporations, foundations, and two special events. We are proud of the diversity of our support and we appreciate their generosity. With the support of Texas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities and other foundations we are able to continue our mission of ... meeting the critical needs homeless children.