Kids for Peace Co-founder Graduates from Harvard!!!
Danielle Gram, our Kids for Peace co-founder, graduated with honors from Harvard University. Danielle had a dual concentration in religion and sociology, with an academic focus on "violence and human security." Danielle will continue working for peace after graduation with a one year Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to Rwanda. She will work with Congolese refugee children
which will allow her to extend the work she has done in college and with Kids for Peace. Congratulations Danielle! We are thrilled for you and for our world!!!
Kids for Peace Receives
One Hundred Women Making a Difference Grant
We are very excited to announce that Kids for Peace won a $5000 grant to launch Kids for Peace in New Jersey and create an organic community garden. Our New Jersey leaders, Derek and Claudia Borth, joyfully received the grant at a very special awards reception. Thank you One Hundred
Women Making a Difference for supporting our important work. We are thrilled!
Five Year Anniversary Party
Our Fifth Anniversary Party was a delightful and fun-filled celebration for all. The evening was filled with great joy as guests danced, played, ate, drank and commemorated our vast accomplishments.
Congratulations to Mahsa Vihidi for winning our One Week La Costa Villa Opportunity Drawing!
Thank you to our amazing Board and Party Planning Committee, led by Annie Macpherson, for putting on such an exceptional party!!!
Our Kids for Peace family continues to grow and grow. We are overjoyed to welcome the following new chapters:
|Sionfonds for Haiti |
Kids for Peace Chapter
Kent, United Kingdom
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Negros Oriental, Philippines
Westmont, New Jersey
Missouri City, Texas
Harrisville, Rhode Island
Sionfonds for Haiti, Haiti
Nova Scotia, Canada
KfP Leaders Training
Thinking of starting your own Kids for Peace chapter? Join us for our 2nd Annual leader's training and learn all you need to start and maintain a successful and fun Kids for Peace chapter. This weekend
July 22-24, 2011
San Diego, California
The training is FREE and open to all new and seasoned leaders.
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Save the Date!!
August 13, 2011
This past Spring brought many blessings and an abundance of beauty and new growth to Kids for Peace. I am thrilled to share all our good news with you!! I hope you find each story to be as joyful to read as it has been to experience. May the blessings continue for all....
With Love and Peace,
Cofounder and Executive Director
Kids for Peace Receives Generous Grant from the Leichtag Family Foundation
Thanks to a very generous grant from the Leichtag Family Foundation, Kids for Peace reached hundreds of kids with our Peace, Tolerance and Butterflies Project. In partnership with the San Diego Jewish Academy and Carlsbad's Kids Care Clubs, our children learned about the Holocaust and then painted butterflies to memorialize the 1.5 million children who died.
Congressman Filner painted butterflies with our kids.
Congressman Bob Filner and three Holocaust survivors joined us at a special gathering to kick off the project. In the following weeks, presentations were made to several other groups of kids. Over 400 butterflies were painted and will be permanently displayed at Jefferson Elementary School in Carlsbad, CA. This important project serves to remember the past, act responsibly in the present and create a more peaceful tomorrow.
Thank you Leichtag Family Foundation for helping us create more peace and understanding in our world.
Jefferson Kids for Peace
| Jefferson KfP members making Peace Packs|
Jefferson Elementary School in Carlsbad, CA is proud to be the first school-based Kids for Peace chapter. Led by Estella Doncouse, 4th grade teacher, this chapter has been a beacon of light at their school, in their community and throughout the world. In just two years, over 80 fourth graders have accomplished the following:
- Made Peace Packs for Haiti, Kenya, Egypt and Japan
- Raised money for 3 bunk-beds for our Bucks for Beds Project
- Hosted Nahashon and Benson from the Fiwagoh Orphanage in Kenya
- Held a "Wishes for the Willow Tree" fundraiser and purchased a beautiful tree for the school
- Created and performed in a school-wide rally for tolerance
- Made a giant paper mache earth for Earth Day
- Spoke at a City Council meeting, offering words of gratitude to their elected officials
- Painted butterflies to honor children of the Holocaust
|Performing at the Rally for Tolerance and Friendship.|
~In Their Own Words~
Chapter: Founding Carlsbad Chapter
Years In Kids for Peace: 4
What's your favorite part of Kids for Peace and why?
My favorite part of Kids for Peace is that I get to help make Peace Packs for children in need. It also makes me feel GREAT to do something for someone else.
What have you learned in Kids for Peace?
I have learned about different countries and cultures. Also, I have learned how lucky I am to live and be an American.
Why is Kids for Peace important?
Kids for Peace is important because it helps educate children about other cultures, the earth, and the importance of helping others.
What is your wish for the world?
My wish for the world is that everyone had some place to call home to be safe and warm, as well as a bed to sleep in.
LaNay and her favorite activity, making Peace Packs.
Wish Big Book Launch
Kids for Peace has published its 2nd book!!! Wish Big: Children's Wishes for the World is a vibrantly illustrated masterpiece with entries from Kids for Peace authors all over the world. This lovely book will surely delight and inspire.
Please join us for a Book Launch Party featuring live entertainment, a Father's Day craft, bake sale and book signings by our youth authors.
Saturday, June 18th
Art N Soul
(633 N. Coast Highway, Encinitas, CA)
Can't make it the book launch but want to buy a book???
Buy Wish Big Book Here