Kids Helping Kids: Summer of Service

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!!!

Participating Youth

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

And matching support from a generous anonymous donor up to $5,000. Learn how you can donate to support this initiative and help meet this match below.

Project Partners: Impacts!

Number of participants – 29
Bags made – 911
Envelopes of Hope written – 154

Our hearts couldn’t be more grateful for the kids and teens who worked tirelessly this summer to host drives in their neighborhoods and communities on the behalf of our organization.

Shirnetta Harrell - Executive Director & Founder of the No Woman, No Girl Initiative Tweet

Number of participants – 34
School supply kits – 377
Sets of ABC cards – 137

Thank you to all the kids that were literacy champions this summer! We cannot wait to share the books and school supplies with families and children. We love having students engage with us to help build home libraries and spread the joy of literacy!

Beth Rossen - WAKE Up and Read Administrative Specialist Tweet

Number of participants – 31
Snack packs – 500+!

Thank you so much, we enjoyed this! Great feedback from the kids dropping bags off saying that they had fun and can’t wait to do more.

Lindsey Doerr - Volunteer Engagement Manager, Boys & Girls Clubs Tweet

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!

When asked, “Which project did you pick for your Summer of Service and why?” Olivia Ruff said, “I picked the snack drive for the Boys and Girls Club because I can’t stand to miss a snack, let alone a meal, and I know that some kids do not get any food over the weekends, and I feel bad for them.”

Learn2Lead Members organized a supply drive their community rallied! They received so many donations for all three projects.

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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