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StandUp For Kids
September 10, 2009

StandUp For Kids is real. It's about helping homeless kids and at risk street youth, and building relationships with kids who have no one else, or have been let down. The volunteers are caring, dedicated and passionate. I am proud to be apart of such a motivated organization that makes its dream a reality by helping one kid at a time and never giving up. When I joined StandUp For Kids this year, I never thought I would get so much out of it. I have met great people, learned new things about this growing problem and ways to address it, as well as a desire to continue helping as much as I can. I had the opportunity to meet Rick Koca at a training, and he truly inspired me to take action. As he says "I didn't have the right to be mad about this problem, if i'm not going to do anything about it". He is exactly right. Those are words to live by.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally assisting homeless youth in my city with basic necessities such as school supplies, clothing, hygeine packs. Letting them know we care, and we want to help them in any way we can. Its unforunate the things these kids experience at home.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing the work we are doing is going to help a homeless or at risk street youth. Showing them there are people who care, and proving it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, caring and highly motivated people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The first thing I would like to see is an outreach center in each city, so that kids have a safe place to eat, lay their head for a few hours, and rest. A place to feel 'at home', and get the basic necessities they need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Director of Volunteers - recruit/retain volunteers, program support, street outreach.