April 1, 2014

Kids helping kids – April is National Kids 4 Kids First Month!

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Do you know any kids that would like to help children in need around the world? Want to teach your children the importance of giving back? Cultural Care Kids First Foundation is celebrating our first annual National Kids 4 Kids First Month. Throughout April, members of the Cultural Care Au Pair community (au pairs, host families, local consultants, and staff) will help our kids get involved in giving back and helping less fortunate children through Kids First.
How can kids help?
Julie Grabscheid, local childcare consultant in California, who came up with the idea for Kids 4 Kids First Month along with her daughter, Victoria, has some suggestions for fundraising events:
Set Up Shop – Have a lemonade stand or bake sale. Sell Rainbow Loom bracelets on the corner. Have kids make artwork and have a neighborhood student artwork sale (or an on-line sale through Facebook or email) where you invite family and friends to purchase the art to benefit children in need.
Pay It Forward With Chores – Have kids earn money for doing helpful things for friends and family and give the money to the cause or encourage them to donate their normal weekly allowance.
Spring Cleaning – Get rid of unused or unwanted items by holding a garage sale with your kids.
School Support – Talk with your children’s teachers, principal or PTO president to see if there are ways can get your school involved with a social event, raffle, penny drive, crazy hat day or other fun activity.
If your kids raise $5, kids in need get $20!
All money raised by kids during National Kids 4 Kids First Month will be donated to Save the Children, a top-rated charity that gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Cultural Care Au Pair always matches donations to Kids First 100% and another 100% match is currently being offered by Johnson & Johnson to Save the Children which means your donation will go four times farther! Donations to Save the Children will go to things like soccer balls, school books, baby chicks, art materials and musical instruments. Even a small donation will make a big impact!
Join us!
Several local childcare consultants (LCCs) and staff have already planned events in April to get kids involved with a fundraiser for National Kids 4 Kids First Month. What are your ideas? What will you be doing with your kids? Visit the National Kids 4 Kids First Month event page on Facebook to share your ideas and let us know you will be joining us to help get kids involved in giving back.