Homelessness and Poverty

Embracing Diversity

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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...

Practicing Empathy

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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...

Friendship Bench

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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...
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Collective Thinking

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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 how they are making a difference in their school, community, or world, and they'll be able to see everyone else's responses!...

Holiday Warmth-Coat Drive

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What You're Doing Help the less fortunate in your community keep warm over the winter holidays. Why It Matters On average, more than 578,000 people are homeless in the United States on a given night, and 31 percent of them are living without shelter. The winter months can be some of the most difficult times of the year, especially for those who don't have the proper winter clothing. Help the people in your community stay cozy this winter with a...
Healthy Kid Kits

Healthy Kid Kits

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Can you imagine not having your own toothbrush or a bar of soap to wash your hands? Your club can help children living in shelters or in foster care by assembling simple Healthy Kid Kits .

Toy Drive

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Share the world of play with kids who don't have many toys! Collect toys and share them with less-fortunate kids.

Book Share Box Libraries!

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A lot of children from low-income families don't have books to read! Help collect books to donate to children in need.

Festive Community

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Joy is this season's greatest gift. Give joy to those who need it most by creating decorations to warm a senior center, homeless shelter, or community organization.

Holiday Hope Chests

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You can help put together a Holiday Hope Chest to give to a homeless child and brighten their holiday!

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