Summer Challenge

Hello Red Hill and Arroyo Elementary Families - Here's another idea to make a difference this summer through the Ripple Kids Summer Challenge!

Summer Challenge Reminders:

You should have received a flyer from your school with a tracking form on the bottom to track the number of hours you've spent helping others. Turn in your form the first week of school and YOU will be recognized at the first Flag Ceremony with a Ripple Kids Certificate! (Click here to download flyers - Arroyo  Red Hill)

NEW!! Win $$ for your charity! If you complete 10 or more service hours during the summer, your name will go into a raffle for the chance to win a $50 donation (courtesy of Ripple Kids) for your favorite charity!  Note: must be a Nonprofit 501(c)3; two project winners per school.
(scroll down for a special bonus project just for locals!)

Idea #2 - Hold a school supply drive! Did you know that 1 in 5 kids live in poverty and can't afford even the most basic school supplies? Join Do and Staples to collect school supplies for kids in your neighborhood and take them to a Staples store near you. Learn More

Here are some other cool links with more information about school supplies:

Volunteer Guide
(supply collection ideas)
Donors Choose
(supplies for teachers and kids)
(buy school supplies to help the most impoverished schools)
More Cool Organizations

Do you have a favorite organization? Email us and let us know!

Want to support a different cause? Visit and use our 'Start a Ripple' tool to help you find the right cause for you!
Make a bracelet for kids in the hospital
Looking for local project that's already in progress? Check out this local Tustin based organization that makes bracelets for kids at Millers Children's Hospital in Long Beach. On Wednesdays from 1-2, kids aged 8 and over can drop by and make a bracelet and they'll deliver it complete with a personalized gift card. Learn More (scroll down their calendar to see more details)

I'll be sending out emails throughout the summer with project ideas and completed projects from Ripple Kids like you. When you complete a project, submit it on and I will include it in our next newsletter to let everyone know that you stepped up to meet the challenge! Please include your school name in the body of the form.

If you are working on a project and would like support from your fellow Ripple Kids, please reply to this email with the following information:

Project Title
Project Description
Location (if applicable)

We'll rally the troops and even if your fellow Ripple Kids can't make it to your event, they can help support your cause!

Happy Summer! Keep the ripple going! 

Bridget Belden
Founder, CEO
Ripple Kids, INC
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