In honor of National Volunteer Week, Cultural Care Kids First Foundation would like to thank the many volunteers who have supported Kids First. According to the Points of Light Foundation, National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership.”
Our sincere gratitude is extended to:
> Cultural Care Au Pair local childcare consultants who organize fundraising activities for their au pairs in their communities. These Kids First events not only help children in need around the world, but also give au pairs an opportunity to help others and witness the American spirit of volunteerism.
> Au pairs who participate in fundraising activities organized by their LCCs and who organize their own, such as the Au Pair Flash Mob.
> Host families who attend, help with, and contribute to Kids First events in their communities.
> Kids 4 Kids First, children in the Cultural Care community who have volunteered to help children in other parts of the world who are less fortunate.
> The teachers and director at the Au Pair Training School who set up a Kids First Snack Shack during class breaks for au pairs to buy drinks and snacks. They raise $10,000 a year!
> Staff in our offices all over the world who organize bake sales, snack shacks, computer cleaning, participation in races, fundraising parties and more. And those staff in countries where we have Kids First partners, who generously give of their time to visit and plan activities for the children we support.
“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”
– Mahatma Gandhi