For more than a decade, Cultural Care Kids First Foundation (or Kids First) and the Cultural Care community have been helping children in need around the world through monetary contributions to organizations that provide direct services to children. To celebrate our 10 year anniversary, Kids First is conducting a “Year of Service” in which staff members, local childcare consultants, au pairs and host families provide hands-on help to children’s charities.
We kicked off our Year of Service with a Kids First Staff Service Day where 140 staff members from 20 countries spent the afternoon volunteering for 11 organizations in the Boston area – day care centers, after school programs, homeless shelters and donation centers – to help Boston’s poorest children.
In December, Cultural Care staff donated gifts and volunteered to help make the holidays a little brighter for local children.
Olivia, Lauren, Caitlin and Sylvia volunteered at East End House, sorting toys for children at the community center.
Susan, Christy, Kelsey and Helene were elves at Santa’s workshop at Project Hope, organizing toys for children living in homeless shelters.
Kids First adopted three families for the holidays through Heading Home and East End House and provided toys, clothes and household items for each family member. Staff members enjoyed shopping for and delivering all the donations.
At our Cultural Care Au Pair National Training Conference, we challenged all of our local childcare consultants and staff to take the Kids First Pledge and promise to do something for children in need around the world sometime this year – host a fundraising event, request a Fund Their Future grant, get children involved through Kids 4 Kids First or to take part in our Year of Service and help us meet our goal to provide 1000 hours of hands-on assistance this year. Make a New Year’s resolution and take the Kids First Pledge to join the Cultural Care community in helping children in need around the world. Thank you!