Kids Helping Kids: Summer of Service
During the summer of 2021, we equipped youth to lead a service project to help kids like them.
Program and Impacts
The Kids Helping Kids: Summer of Service program provided training and materials to empower youth to participate in service and mobilize their families, friends, and neighbors to help, too. Each youth, family, or youth group chose one project to focus on for the summer. The projects included:
Hygiene and Wellness Bags for women and girls in partnership with the No Woman, No Girl Initiative
School Supply Bags to help kids served by Wake Up and Read and its partners get back-to-school ready
Weekend Snack Packs for kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County to combat hunger and fuel their weekends.
94 youth participated serving
3 community partners with over
376 volunteer hours collecting
over 9,000 donated items!
See more impacts and stories below!!!
Project Partners: Impacts!
Number of participants – 29
Bags made – 911
Envelopes of Hope written – 154
Number of participants – 34
School supply kits – 377
Sets of ABC cards – 137
Number of participants – 31
Snack packs – 500+!
Check out these Kids Helping Kids!
The Jones gang helped prepare snack packs for the Boys and Girls Club. They “picked snack packs because they like food:) and they didn’t want anyone to be hungry.” Check out their video on Facebook!
Paulette Evans from Soroptimist International of Wake Forest, NC posted on her Facebook page that Kishan Virdy, a participant in Kids Helping Kids: Summer of Service, used his mom’s Nextdoor account and received a HUGE response from the community, including a donation from Soroptimist International. Kishan wrote this beautiful thank you note to Paulette!
As a part of their Sun Bowl this year, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Clubs hosted supply drives for all three Kids Helping Kids service project partners!
Braylon Young and his brothers made this amazing video to help raise money and gather donations for their service project!
Ashley and Tristan made this very informative explainer video to share with their community, encouraging others to donate supplies or money for supplies for the No Woman, No Girl Initiative.
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