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CLOWNING FOR KIDZ FOUNDATION INC

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Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: "The CLOWNING FOR KIDZ FOUNDATION was organized and formed as a 501C-3 organization for the sole purpose of helping children by advancing and teaching the art of clowning. It is our desire through clowning to educate children on self-empowerment in order to build their confidence and show them how to laugh and to see the importance of helping others." Vision ​ The CLOWNING FOR KIDZ FOUNDATION shall endeavor to provide children with opportunities to learn the art of clowning and encourage them to use it as a basis for self-empowerment, character building, and a way to develop their public speaking and social skills. We will also inform, empower and engage young people about the importance of civic engagement, and connect them with tangible opportunities to help others through our community appearances, which allow us to share the healing power of laughter and continue our mission to help fulfill the needs of children. The CLOWNING FOR KIDZ FOUNDATION also provides workshop kits to area schools and day care centers without cost, which shall provide licensed educators, have the educational tools that they need to help children reach their full potential and live happy and healthy. The current workshops available include “Say No To Bullying!” which presents information about the different types of bullying, why people bully, and how to respond to a bully. “Safe Touching!” which informs preschool age children about different types of physical contact, and what is not appropriate. Finally, “The Character Chronicles!” explores the six pillars of character development to help children make informed choices and become better people. In the future, Clowning for Kidz aspires to add other important topics to our educational library including internet safety, gun safety, fire safety, tolerance and diversity, conflict resolution, and many other subjects which can be utilized to help children. Our realization of this goal would allow us to maintain a library of resources to lend to professional educators to encourage children to be healthy, live happy, and make good life choices. Additionally, funds may be bestowed to fulfill special requests to help children in need, as well as associations for abused, neglected, and at-risk children, teen scholarships, charitable foundations, and other 501(C) (3) qualified organizations that help children. Recent examples of our philanthropic contributions designed to strengthen communities and help children in need include: providing orthopedic corrective shoes to a child suffering from leg length alignment asymmetry, providing a child with a rare skin condition with a therapeutic mattress, donating funds to help build a wheelchair ramp for a child, providing a holiday party for 50 children in the Philippines where each of them received food for their families, toys, and a year's supply of school supplies.

Target demographics: children build character, and make the world a better place one smile at a time!

Geographic areas served: New England and beyond

Programs: Free Clowning workshops for children under the age of 16 Free Educational kits available to schools and daycares Grants to help children in need Grants to support organizations which help children directly

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