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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to make the lives of children and their families a little brighter by focusing on their individual needs with the help of volunteers.

Target demographics: fulfill children's individual needs

Geographic areas served: Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, and Ashtabula Counties

Programs: School Support (weekend back-pack program, fulfilling teacher and school's individual wish lists, kindergarten art project), Parental Assistance (diaper bank, newborn bundles, adopt-a-family), and our Little Extras (monthly Beatitude House birthday parties, end-of-treatment gifts for ACHMV patients, comfort kits for children entering the Mahoning County foster care system), and much more.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

They keep calling and calling and calling. They even told me I donated $25 last May which is false. They were insistent I had donated previously and wanted me to make the same pledge. I asked to be put on the do not call list. We'll see if they do.

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mkc_ 01/28/2015

nuuise12, If you could, please call us at our office (330)758-3434. We have a staff of 3 and never have we or would we ever solicit donations/pledges over the phone. I don't know who is reaching out to you, but we can say with 100% certainty that it is NOT Making Kids Count. Our only time during the year we do any type of donation request is our Annual Appeal letter we mail out during the month of August. Whoever is calling you is NOT a staff member or volunteer of Making Kids Count. We would like to know if you have a name or phone number of who has been contacting you because we have NEVER authorized anyone to seek donations on our behalf. Thank you and again please call us at (330)758-3434.

Review from Guidestar

1 Leslie42

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering with MKC on several different occasions and each time it was a very rewarding experience.They are involved in so many different projects and events that benefit children and their parents.Some little things that we may take for granted bring such joy and happiness to these kids. You can tell by their faces how happy they are when they realize people really care and want to be a part of their lives. MKC cares so much about the health, well-being and happiness of children from infancy to late teens. The staff and volunteers will do everything possible to make sure they touch the lives of as many children as they can. I am looking forward to helping with many more events and programs in the future. If you are looking for a fantastic organization to support, I'd definitely encourage you to contact MKC-you'll be happy you did!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Making Kids Count. I was completely amazed at all the work they do. And to them it was no big deal. They do a wonderful job at tutoring,backpack programs,diaper drives,birthday parties at the children hospital and the list goes on and on. Making Kids Count is a wonderful organization,that I am proud to be a part of. Thank you MKC for ALL your hard work.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have participated in many of the great benefits that Making Kids Count have put on. I have been astounded at the friendliness and professionalism of this organization. They provide great public events that get awareness regarding their organization. Most importantly, Making Kids Count is making a huge difference in our area and helping families and children here in northeast Ohio. I am glad to endorse this charity as they have done everything they promised and more. I look forward to being a part of their events now and in the future and rooting them on as they make life-changing impacts on the lives of children in the area.

2 Doug20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with this organization for a short period of time. But I could see the work they were doing was outstanding and made a big difference in many children's lives. I have recommended this organization to others and will continue to do so because of the work they do in the lives of so many kids that need this.

3 Lyndsey W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen the work of Making Kids Count impact children first hand. MKC supports the students and staff at Struthers Elementary School, where I work, in so many ways; including back pack food programs, student rewards, after school tutoring, staff wish lists, clothes for students and many more. Seeing the relief and excitement on a student's face as they receive their back pack of food for the weekend is an indescribable feeling. I have also participated in several other functions put on by MKC and they have been beyond my expectations every time. MKC is a nonprofit that my family LOVES!