Pals Around the World

Rating: 4.67 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 7501 E Treasure Drive unit #6M North Bay Village FL 33141 USA

Mission: PALS AROUND THE WORLD is a series of celebrity and educationally endorsed children's books teaching love, unity and the importance of giving back to help children and the environment. Each book is based on a different country, with a chance for children to connect to their very own pen-pal. As a 501c3 nonprofit - we donate our educational program and books with schools, after schools, libraries and related charities aligned with making the world a better place for our children. In support of children , $2.00 from independent sales of hard copy books goes directly to Children International along with help/support to a myriad of other causes helping children and the environment. Each hardcopy book is eco-friendly - with two trees planted for every tree used to manufacture each PALS AROUND THE WORLD book in partnership with Global Releaf and American Forestry
Results: As a nonprofit , we are focused on fundraising efforts to develop and publish more eco-friendly and online educational books and continue to share our program./outreach to more schools, libraries and organizations who have the same "mission and vision" to improve our children's lives and education. Together we can create a better world for our children. One of love, peace and greater understanding.
Target demographics: Children age 6 and up.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Numerous libraries, schools and after school programs across the United States
Geographic areas served: Schools (LA, South Florida and NY for starters.. expanding nationally and internationally
Programs: Pals educational books and program go with Pals Ambassadors to schools, All Stars After school programs and libraries that need our help. As our world changes, we are changing too! We supply eco-friendly text books for those who dont have technology yet and developing ways of leaving our carbon footprint by developing funds to also share Pals books electronically in the future along with our Electronic toolkit (housing our latest Green tips, brochures for a international pen-pal through CI, guided lesson plans for Ambassador visits and our "ART FROM THE HEART" contest for Spain allow us to share our work globally with no borders. As a nonprofit that publishes educational text books we are busy! Now, all we need is the funds to do it!. $25,000 to produce and release 1 new PAL AROUND THE WORLD book a year on a different country with our educational "think tank" to provide what are kids need in the NOW is not a lot of funds to make a big impact on our children and a better future!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely believe Pals Around the World is not only a great nonprofit, but an INCREDIBLE one! Their mission to spread cultures to children and the ambassadors that spread their message through story time is so needed in our world! This nonprofit brings people together and shows us how we are all one big family with a little uniqueness of our own.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bring them to my town!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I REALLY BELEIVE IN THIS AMAZING PROYECT..FOR THE CHILDREN TO STAR TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURAL ASPECTS OF DIFERENT COUNTRYS IS WONDERFULL IN SUCH A SHORT AGE.........WHEN ONE THEY THEY GO THERE TO VISIT THEY WILL KNOW SO MANY THINGS AND THEY WILL SHOW , HOW THIS BOOKS HAVE HELP THEM IN A VERY GOOD WAY.....
IS MADE IN A VERY EASY , FUN, AND COLORFULL FOR CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND...

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Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

It's always a great idea to encourage children to celebrate the diversity of human expression across the planet. I'm very happy to know that Pals Around the World is dedicated to this important work!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wish lots of success to this great organization! We definitely have to support projects like this that brings us together embracing our cultures and recognizing each other as a big family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more profit to build a stronger infrastructure.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Pals Around The World is an amazing organization doing terrific work teaching our kids to be interested, appreciate and respect other countries and cultures. This organization is forming responsable and respectful people in our multicultural society. I was amazed by the response of the kids and teachers to our presentation and how they were engaged and enjoying the opportunity .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them to grow bigger, have a headquarter and people to do the office job so Leslye can keep writing her amazing cultural books for kids.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I truly believe in children, and feel that a non profit like Pals around the World help them understand better other cultures, and learn about the things we do have in common, rather than what we don't.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more volunters?

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pals Around The World is a WONDERFUL organization, I am honored to be a small part of their terrific work / message.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Volunteer more time

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Pals Around the World provides wonderful opportunities for deserving youths. Their ambassadors have come to several After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles schools, and students have been truly inspired in the joys of reading.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I've had the immense honor of performing at a local LA school as a contribution to the organization a couple years ago. I am a Physics Teacher / Musician, and I've been producing educational science rock shows for several years now. By utilizing the principals of articulation, reading comprehension, and creative expression through story-telling, the essense of Pals truly lets the students come out of their shell. During my presentation, we had the students work on creating lyrics and rhythm development in the name of science. It is obvious to me that the understanding of science and math supersedes cultural boundaries, and the look of wonder in a child's eye is universal. I appreciate everything that Leslye does for the kids, and I'm glad to be involved.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would get involved with more exposition-type shows that would affect large groups of people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pals Around the World promotes understanding amongst all people.

I am impressed with their approach for children learning different countries through their books, which will create peace and understanding amongst people.

Steve Kumetz, President of Hangman Products, Inc.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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