Ripple Kids Newsletter APRIL 2010
  2nd Quarter Service Topic:

Dear Members -

Welcome to the first newsletter of our 2nd Quarter Service Topic: KIDS.  Helping kids seems to be one of the most popular types of projects we get at and there are some truly amazing things happening out there.

Please share this email with your child and discuss some of the ways he or she can help kids.

Help us keep the ripple going and use the 'forward' button below to share with your friends and family.

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How can YOU start a Ripple?
  • Take ACTion by completing a service project to help KIDS
  • LEARN more about organizations that are helping KIDS!
  • SUPPORT your peers who are helping KIDS!
  • SHARE the joy....encourage others to start a ripple by sharing what you've learned about helping others!

ACT: What Can You do to help KIDS?

Pick one of these EZ ways to get your ripple started:

Assist KIDS in need

Collect outgrown clothing, toys or food to donate to a local shelter

Put together backpacks with school supplies for children in need

Collect items needed (games, puzzles, toys, bikes) for a foster care center.

LEARN: About Organizations Helping KIDS

UNICEF - Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
Boys & Girls Clubs-
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens
Alex's Lemonade Stand - committed to finding a cure for all children with cancer.

SUPPORT: Other Ripple Kids Who Are Helping KIDS

Jordan, 8 from CA is helping orphans from El Salvador
learn more

Trips, 8 from CA is helping children in Nepal get school supplies
learn more

Isabella, 8 from CA collected clothes, food and toys for kids in her local community learn more
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter with your child. It doesn't take a lot to inspire and empower them to make a difference - you just did.
Keep the ripples going!

Bridget Belden
Founder and CEO
Ripple Kids, INC.

Blue Water Grill
Jordan in El Salvador

Share: Little Ripples

'I learned that there are so many other things that people can do to help others. I think that if everyone can help out someone else, there would be alot more smiles on peoples faces. I know that when I cut my hair and sent it in to Locks of Love, it sure put a big smile on my face.'

Hailey, Age 9, CA

This email was written and generously donated by Alii Goedecke. Alii is the author/illustrator of
One Fun Thing and

co-founder of Party Pepper Uppers which bundles birthday party packages for children in need - because every child deserves a Happy Birthday! Visit
for more information

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