Join us in an event to help end homelessness and hunger in Flathead Valley.
Clays for Kids, like many worthwhile causes was born out of necessity. Over the past few years the economy has impacted the United States greatly with record numbers of families falling from the middle class beyond rates of the Great Depression. Children of the Flathead Valley have been hit particularly hard. Today it is estimated that 2 in 5 children living in NW Montana are homeless or living in poverty. Clays for Kids is founded in an effort to raise monies to create and further enable existing non-profit organizations to help meet the needs of our children. Monies raised by Clays for Kids will be given directly to charities including Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, Flathead Food Bank. These funds will be designated for use by these organizations that specifically help children.
Hunger and Homelessness: By the Numbers
25% of children in the U.S. are now homeless or living in poverty.
2 in 5 children in Flathead are living in food-insecure homes.
30%+ of households in Flathead earn below poverty level income.
46% of these households have at least one adult employed full-time.
13% of households seeking food assistance report the primary wage earner has more than one job.
$22,000 and below is the household income considered poverty by the U.S. government.
87% of homeless children polled feel they are a financial burden on their parents and the reason they can no longer afford a home.