Mission: We provide leadership experiences with children through volunteerism and fundraising. The children helping are learning leadership skills, gaining confidence & wisdom, and those receiving are feeling loved, getting needs met and tasting hope. We fulfill monetary and moral support to those in need.
Results: What started out as a really simple idea from a 10 year old to simply raise $240 for a child in Africa, turned into a leadership academy for kids that has raised over $100,000 in the first 3 years for children in need. To date they have given thousands of dollars to orphans in Haiti, a counter trafficking program in Ghana, Africa, homeless children, various local kids with severe medical complications, sent 6,200 zip lock bags filled with candy to our troops, started a global pen pal program, sent 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to children rescued from trafficking, 175 stuffed annimals on Christmas Eve to a children's hospital and books to chilren in remote areas in the Philippines.
Target demographics: All demographics, ages 5-18yrs old with a sweet spot on 10-15yrs of age. The "crutial" time in a teens life.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Trafficked children, homeless children
Kids Helping Kids inspired my daughters to be more giving, and to be more aware of the circumstances of those around them and around the globe. Our family continues to support KHK as part of our monthly giving. As Christians, we feel KHK is doing Gods work in not only changing the lives of children in Ghana but changing the lives of children in our community. What is special about KHK is the learning and leadership the participants receive when they are part of KHK.