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Phone: 1-815-229-8731
2424 Charles Street
Rockford
Illinois 61108
USA
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Target demographics: We travel to areas where children's lives have been affected by war, poverty, illness, and natural disasters. We have built playgrounds in over 27 countries and trained teachers in over 41 countries.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Building playgrounds where children can enjoy being a kid. Research has shown that playground activities are essential for childrens proper physical, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive development.

Teaching Christian education workers how to develop better Bible lessons. We use storyboards that we have created as a visual aid in the lesson development and instruct the teachers on ways to involve children in the lesson activities.

Provide nutritious meals for children. We package food casseroles which are a rice and soy mix fortified with 21 vitamins and minerals, 6 dehydrated vegetables, and chicken flavoring. The ingredents are recognized and accepted worldwide and preparation involves cooking with boiling water.

Mission:
Kids Around the World is committed to reaching children around the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help those who work with children. Our organization hasthree methods to attain these ends. The first is to reach children with the gospel through teaching and evangelizing. The second is to build playgrounds where children can play and where they can feel the happiness that is a gift of Gods love.
Results:
We have built over 375 playgrounds, trained thousands of teachers (potentially serving over 5 million children), and providing approximately 13 million meals to children who were on the brink of starvation.

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11/03/14
It has been a blessing and a privilege to volunteer with Kids Around The World. The KIDStory training I receive from Gary Strudler is excellent and I have used the concepts of 'facilitating vs teaching' and 'allowing the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of the kids vs telling them what they should... more »
10/28/14
I have been involved with children's ministry for the last 12 years. When I learned about, witnessed and participated in the KIDStory ministry of Kids Around the World, I was absolutely awed by the impact it has in both third world countries and in the US. I found the same to be true for their ... more »
10/28/14
To volunteer for Kids Around the World is a blessing. It is a joy to work alongside the staff. I have volunteered in the office, helped pack flannelgraph kits, and help make puppets for the puppet ministry. This has allowed me to see the inner workings of this organization and I am impressed as to ... more »
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