Kids Can Make a Difference Too!
There’s something inspiring about a child leading a non profit initiative that makes people respond generously. Perhaps the opportunity to foster and encourage a spirit of philanthropy in the next generation. With the recent pandemic, children across the nation have been sequestered in their homes, separated from friends and family, their normal schedules and routines abruptly ending. Many adults are struggling with the isolation of social distancing and children are no different. The Kids4Hope campaign is an opportunity to give our kids their “sense of community” back. By starting their own campaign or encouraging a group to create a campaign together (soccer teams, baseball teams, youth groups, girls scout troops etc.) kids can make a difference in their community. Although most schools have waived the community service hour requirements, this is a great way to make our kids feel empowered to make a difference.
Steps to create a Kids4Hope campaign:
Step 1: Assemble a campaign team with your friends. Consider a team name and determine your fundraising goal.
Step 2: Ask a parent for help in setting up your Kids4Hope campaign page through the Community Foundation of the Low Country (see campaign instructions).
Step 3: Make a list of everyone your team would like to contact (both locally and out of state). Your family’s Christmas card list is a good place to start.
Step 4: Send everyone on that list an email with your campaign link attached (see sample email draft).
Step 5: Print and mail flyers to the people in your neighborhood to tell them about your initiative and campaign goal (see sample flyer provided).
Step 6: Congratulate yourself and your team for feeding families in your community, supporting restaurants and saving jobs!
Kids4Hope campaign prizes
Let’s teach our kids that they can make a difference!
Every Kid campaign receives a “Help4Hope” t-shirt.
Kid campaigns that reach $2,500 receive a “Help4Hope” t-shirt and a pizza party for ten at Pizza Co (once dine-in is permitted.)
Kid campaigns that raise $5,000 or more will win a “Help4Hope” t-shirt and a pizza party for ten at Station 300 with bowling, arcades and more (once dine-in is permitted.)