Peace and Kindness

Embracing Diversity

What are you doing? More than ever, kids and teens need to learn about and practice identifying and valuing difference. Embracing Diversity is an interactive activity to help children recognize and appreciate differences. Youth will explore the importance of diversity and its significance within their community. Kids will categori ze different objects and discuss how those different characteristics can be used to describe the unique qualities...Read more

Practicing Empathy

What are you doing? Practicing Empathy is an activity that teaches children how to build their emotional literacy and practice perspective taking, two of the core building blocks of empathy. This activity will help children to create stronger emotional connections with each other, building empathy that they can then put into practice when completing service projects. Why does it matter? Empathy is a set of skills that involves the practice of...Read more

Friendship Bench

What You Are Doing: The Arrowhead Kids Care Club from East Setauket, NY aspired to combat bullying and make their playground a more inclusive space. They built a Friendship Bench to encourage students to meet new people and establish meaningful friendships. Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is bullied every year. [1] Youth can be bullied based on their looks, body shape, race or simply because of the way they act or the...Read more

Birthday Boxes

What are you doing? Help a child celebrate his/her birthday by donating birthday boxes to kids in foster care or shelters. Why does it matter? Birthday Parties are the best! Everyone deserves to be celebrated on his/her birthday. But, for the over 400,000 kids in foster care and close to 2 million kids living in shelters or on the streets in the U.S., birthdays are often forgotten [1] [2] . But you can help change that and spread a little joy to...Read more

Making and Celebrating New Friendships

What You Are Doing: The Community Action generationOn Service Club from New York, NY held a lunchtime event at their school to foster inclusion, create new friendships and combat bullying. Participating youth were tasked with sitting with someone new and were given thought-starters to prompt conversation. Help others feel included and make new friends by putting together a similar event! Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is...Read more

Inspiring Peaceful Thinking

Peace and Kindness Too often in life, we focus on the things that are going wrong, or making us feel bad. But that doesn't have to be the case! Challenge your community to remember and reflect on the fact that the world is full of kindness, love, and compassion by holding a brainstorm to reflect on what these concepts mean. Project Inspiration Chin Chiao L. from San Gabriel was the inspiration for the Collective Thinking project. Chin Chiao...Read more

Give Kids the World Costume Collection

Give Kids the World is a non-profit organization that exists to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions. Help kids enjoy this experience by collecting gently worn Princess and Pirate costumes. It's a great project for after Halloween! Download a generationOn Kids Care Club note here to include...Read more

Wellness Kits for Veterans

Make care packages for hospitalized and retired veterans in your community! Help them feel better and give them a special thank you for their service by collecting toiletries, socks and books. Include your own medal of honor with your kit.Read more
A Lemonade Difference

A Lemonade Difference!

Lemonade stands or other beverage stands are a great way to raise extra money for many different causes. Set up your stand at a sports event, tag sale, park or wherever thirsty neighbors are likely to walk by. Let them know who you are (make posters with the name of your Kids Care Club) and what cause you are supporting with the change they will give you for their drink purchases. Having flyers on hand to give out when requested, explaining the...Read more
One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat Winter Clothing Collection

Here's a way your Kids Care Club can hold a Coat Drive for those in need: "Warming Communities ... One Warm Coat at a time!"Read more

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