Happy Holidays!

We believe that one of the best ways for us to achieve our mission of inspiring and empowering kids to take action is to feature Ripple Kids and their projects and ways that you can help them.

If you are working on a project and need some help getting the word out, reply back to this email and you could be featured in our next alert.

Thank you for your support and have a healthy, happy, holiday season!

Bridget Belden
Founder, CEO
Ripple Kids, INC


Project: Grant a Wish
Ripple Kid:  Calista, 11, PA
Need:  Donations to help her grant a wish
Deadline: December 18th

Hi! I am  Calista Pierce and I am 11 years old. When I found out that my brother  qualified for a wish through Make-A-Wish, I wanted to know all about the  organization. After reading a lot of wish kids' stories, I decided that I want  to fund a wish. I really believe that a wish has the power to cure kids  suffering from life threatening medical conditions. The cost of the average  wish is $3,400.00 and so far, I have raised just over $2,000.00. My goal is to  raise enough money to fund a wish before we go to Erie for the annual Light Up  A Child's Life Make-A-Wish fundraising event on December 18th. I have lots of  crafts for sale or you can make a donation via PayPal on my website at 

Buy a Christmas gift and help grant a wish!

Please help me grant a wish!  Thank you so much! ~ Calista


Project: Reading Glasses Collection
Ripple Kid: Audrey, 10, CA
Need: Used Prescription Reading Glasses
Deadline: December 20

Village HopeCore in Kenya, Africa
These will be distributed by Village HopeCore in Kenya, Africa. The villagers have no access to glasses or money to purchase them.  Imagine yourself having a day with no glasses!

A group of volunteer medical professionals (doctors, dentists, optometrists, etc.) will personally deliver these during the holidays.  

Live In Orange County CA?


Drop your glasses at The Lost Bean organic coffee shop (next to Tustin Brewery) between now and 12/20/10

Live Elsewhere?

Visit Lions Club International to learn how to start your own collection or send in your used eyeglasses.


Project: Food Drive
Ripple Kids: All of us
Need: Tackle Hunger
Deadline: December 23 (for contest)
Ongoing is asking you to hold a food drive. Their goal is to collect 1 million pounds of food for hungry families. Hunger affects 49 million people - over 16 million of them are kids. Submit your results through their web site by December 23, and you could win a pizza party and $1000 donation to the food bank in your local community!

Visit for more information

Visit to find a food bank in your area



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