We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their support of Kids for Kids over the past two months. Many of our programs held special Kids for Kids events throughout February and March and every one was a true success. Our fun-filled center activities included several Valentine’s Day themed Friendship Balls, a fashion show featuring costumes made by the children, a carnival, children’s art shows using recycled materials, and book and bake sales. As of today, we’ve raised $2475.84 towards our $16,000 goal for 2019.
Some centers are planning more events in the upcoming months as well. At all of our centers, a Square 1 Art FUNraiser is currently underway. By now you should have all received your proof and complimentary stickers of your child’s artwork. All orders must be in by April 9th in order to have the items by Mother’s Day. 33% of the sales with benefit our friends in Kibera. Please see your center Director for any additional assistance in ordering.
Once again we want to thank you for your support. We are committed to sharing with you all the wonderful Kids for Kids activities that take place throughout the year. We hope your children feel the pride of earning many purple hearts and creating this wonderful bond across the world.
Our community raised $764!
THANK YOU for participating and donating to Kids for Kids!
Thanks to all for the FUN and work put into making over $400 for Imagine Kids for Kids at the BH Valentine’s Day Ball. The money will go to support teachers at our Penpal Program Partners in Kenya!!
VetsKids raised over $500 with a raffle including donated babysitting by the teachers!! What a great staff we have at Imagine. The children were busy a work minding the raffle table!! What great kids we have at Imagine!!
Dancan will work with the PenPal Program Partners with Imagine schools in New York and New Jersey.
Our Jamaica Kids Center recently held a Kids for Kids bake sale to support Alexa Diaz, a two-year-old diagnosed with lymphoma. Our teachers and families donated baked goods and Ms. Lynell used edible ink to make the Purple Heart candies for the mini cupcakes. Thank you to everyone for your generosity and making the event a success! 💜
Each year Kids for Kids awards a grant to our sister programs in the Pen Pal Program (PPP) to help support a teacher. Meet Everline Akeyo and Moureen James, the selected teachers from Garden of Hope School in the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
VetsKids raised over $900 for the Veterans Yoga Project with a bake sale!!
Thank you for your donation of 965.00 on 12/14/2018.
It's moments like this, when community members come together to take action, that proves our power to create change.
You are helping us in making a difference in the lives of the veterans and their families that we serve in supporting us offering over 100 free weekly yoga classes across the USA.
Recently, one veteran shared his experience after participating in a Mindful Resilience yoga class. "I found many things that have helped me. However, these yoga classes for veterans have helped me more than anything else."
Your gift will be put to work immediately, making a real difference. Thank you!
VYP Gratitude Team
The children at BSC have shared their All About Us Book with their friends at Mainsprings, a school in Tanzania which is part of Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children. The two schools, along with Imagine at Courtyard Kids, have enjoyed being being part of the Kids for Kids, Pen Pal Program for the last three years. The children at Mainsprings will send their book in a few months.