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Cultural Care Kids First Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Cultural Care Kids First Foundation, drawing on the strength of the global community of Cultural Care Au Pair, provides resources to support organizations that strive to make a lasting difference in the lives of children in need around the world.

Results: Members of the Cultural Care community -- local coordinators, staff, teachers, au pairs and even kids -- hold local fundraising events. Funds raised are matched by Cultural Care Au Pair and then sent to children's organizations around the world. We have worked closely with several partners over the years which has allowed us to help in considerable ways, get to know the children, and provide hands-on assistance. Our Fund Their Future program, Sponsor a Child program, emergency assistance and capital grants allow us to provide small but significant assistance as well as make large, impactful donations.

Target demographics: children in need all over the world

Direct beneficiaries per year: Many children worldwide

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: "Fund their Future" and "Kids 4 Kids First"

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Reba D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a non-profit that not only helps children all over the world and in the US, but encourages everyone to help and support local organizations. All money they raise is matched by Cultural Care Au Pair to increase the money raised. They also share ideas, support and help to local coordinators on how to help local organizations, raise money for children in need where the the families and au pairs are living.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Cultural Care Kids First for 9 years and I've been very impressed with how the organization is able to create significant positive change with relatively small donations. The foundation offers volunteers a chance to be involved in very meaningful opportunities assisting children in providing education and educational or musical, sport or artistic activities. Their focus on true and authentic connection combined with powerful placement of donations means that they are interested in those organizations with whom they can have a real and lasting effect. I recently participated in a trip to work with orphans and I returned with gratitude, awe and a renewed dedication to improving the lives of children domestically and internationally.

Melissa E.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I appreciate that Cultural Care Kids First Foundation works hard to directly serve kids that are most in need worldwide. I have had the opportunity to help tie blankets and stuff bookbags for homeless and disadvantaged children as school begins, collect books for youth shelters and homes that have none, and bring enrichment, art, music, and security to these kids across the U.S. CC Kids First also supports children in over 30 countries worldwide, through schools in South Africa specifically for young girls, and most recently for children in impoverished neighborhoods in Cartegena, Colombia and Guadalajara, Mexico. They match money volunteers raise dollar for dollar, and are open to supporting all quality and local initiatives that directly enrich the lives of children living in poverty. A quality Foundation committed to helping kids in need.

u.heregger

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great way to get my children, my family, my au pairs and my host families involved in community outreach. One of our favorite activities is making valentines cards for children in a local shelter. Easy way to put a smile on somebody's face!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love Cultural Care Kids First Foundation. It is an easy way for us to help and get involved. Together with my au pair group we regularly host events to raise money for the foundation. But the best thing is that we can also ask for a grant for an organization that we believe in: we recently volunteered for a local organization that supports children in need and we learned about one of their upcoming events. We found out that they were lacking funds and applied for a grant to help them have a successful event.

Joy H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of joining a Kids First service trip to Cartagena and it was an incredibly rewarding experience donating school supplies and spending time with the children in need. I also sponsored a girls education in an all girls school in South Africa and give to their fundraising efforts to support kids in need around the world. Love this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids First is a foundation supported by a wonderful community of au pairs, host families, LCCs and staff who care about children around the world. Kids First provides kids with educational and enrichment opportunities and is passionate about making a difference.

3 Kerrin C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been such a pleasure having so many opportunities presented to help get involved in Kid’ First! I just recently got back from a Kid’s First service trip in Cartagena, Colombia and was able to see first hand the impact that this organization makes. Kid’s First is life changing to all those they support.

2 Nancie Laird Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cultural Care Kids first does such marvelous work, not only for the charitable programs it supports and the beneficiaries of those programs, but for the people who participate in its efforts. It’s not just Cultural Care employees, but the young people from all over the world and their host families who take part. They take that experience with them and even start projects of their own because of it.

2 Hope Lehman B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kids First does amazing projects that enhance the lives of children around the world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always feel so good when donating or volunteering for this organization because I have seen first hand how they impact children’s lives. Making global families and making the world a better place.

2 Diana P.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kids First is an amazing non-profit. They are always looking for ways to give back to children around the world. They truly are making the world a better place!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cultural Care Kids First puts their WHOLE heart in to helping kids at home in the USA and around the world. Spreading smiles around the globe.

2 Shelley Novick M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization and really committed to enriching kids' lives. The group does more than just give money - they're hands on, whether that means stuffing backpacks for back-to-school kids in under-served communities here in the US, to building a playroom for a daycare in Colombia, to providing educational materials for school girls in India. And 100% of the proceeds go to helping children in need.

2 Melissa I.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

KidsFirst is amazing and does so much to help children around the world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids First does so much for kids in need around the world. Great organization!

2 Francine Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first met Kids First when they came to visit a small group of students in Colombia that I was working with. They brought school supplies and materials but they also brought hand made books, created by Local Childcare consultants. These were so beautiful and personal that the kids felt so special. I instantly fell in love and today still work with this organization. They are open o helping all groups, big and small and focus on bringing education and culture to children, the things that sometimes they don't have the resources to focus on. Kids First is constantly looking for new partnerships and different ways. I love this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing nonprofit this is! I had the unique opportunity to travel to four different foundations supported by Kids First in Colombia. Kids First did their research on which foundations could really use the assistance, listened to what the needs of each foundation were, rallied to get as many supplies as possible and delivered directly. To witness the smiles and joy that our contributions brought is something I will never forget!

Dale D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed first hand the positive impact Kids First has had on children . Whether it’s a local homeless shelter or a play school in South Africa , Cultural Care’s Kids First provides books , clothing , food ,play equipment, crafts , educational materials and even a building so children can have a positive thriving environment. They have volunteers who help clean, paint , and organize . Kids First truly does put kids First !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kids First is amazing non profit who helps kids in need all over the world.
Many volunteers who give there time, heart and soul to help others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen firsthand the positive effect Cultural Care Kids First Foundation has made on the lives of young Mothers & their sweet beautiful children, at a childcare center supported by the foundation in South Africa. I was able to spend time at the childcare center, enjoying the daily routine, of song's, play, reading and the teaching of small motor skills. children are provided with a warm lunch & a clean environment for naptime. Everything running smoothly, with loving guidance. I'm so very proud to be a part of the life-enriching experance for everyone involved.