August 10, 2013
Please join us for the
6th Annual Global
Great Kindness Challenge
From sunrise to sunset, we will blanket the world with kindness. No matter where you are, just use our provided checklist, available in 12 languages, and complete as many kind deeds as possible. Let's show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!
Kids for Peace Receives
Two New Grants
Carlsbad Charitable Foundation and SDG&E
We are very grateful to the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation for their $14,000 grant for our "Kindness Matters in Carlsbad" project. The funds will be used to implement The Great Kindness-School Edition at all Carlsbad, CA schools and will feature a kindness-themed banner project to encourage caring, unity and respect in Carlsbad and beyond.
We are delighted to partner w/
Interactions for Peace to implement Beyond Bullying & The Great Kindness Challenge. Thank you SDG&E for your $5,000 grant. We are so very thankful for your support!
Our Kids for Peace family continues to grow and grow. We are overjoyed to welcome the following new chapters:
1. Homeschool Kids for Peace
2. Kisii- Nyamira County Kids for Peace (Kisii, KENYA)
3. Kids for Peace Newtown
4. Y Kids for Peace
5. Accra Kids for Peace
6. Camden Kids for Peace (Camden, NJ)
7. Carmel and Zionsville Kids for Peace (Carmel, IN)
8. Kids for Peace Liberia
9. Gesher Kids for Peace
(San Diego, CA)
10. Kids for Peace Abbottabad
11. King Middle School (Oceanside, CA)
Social Media Links
Kids for Peace
The Great Kindness Challenge
Cleo and Mila are the happy winners of our Karma Cruiser Opportunity Drawing. Thank you Don Blakstad for the donation!
"The brave who focus on all good things and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest light to all the world." Justin Freeman, one of our fabulous board members, sent me this quote by Ann Voskamp. This is what Kids for Peace is all about. Our kids ARE the change agents who focus on the good and the true.
This newsletter is dedicated to our young agents of change who are making our world a kinder and more loving place for all. Please support them, encourage them and cheer them on. Together, peace is possible!
With Love and Appreciation,
Co-founder and Executive Director
Thank you Beverly Woodworth for our beautiful new video!
Kids for Peace has been invited to present our Peace Pledge at the United Nations in honor of the International Day of Peace. You're invited to join us!
The four day tour will include service projects at every stop, a rally and "Happy Parade" through Central Park, a Harlem school exchange, and Peace Pledge presentations at the Statue of Liberty, the 911 Memorial, UNICEF, Times Square, a few museums and more. Youth from Kids for Peace chapters across the globe will join together for peace-building, leadership training and FUN!!!
Cost of the four day tour is $550/person which includes hotel (rooms of 4), taxes and fees, daily breakfast, transportation in New York, service project expenses (Peace Packs for the homeless+) and all admission fees. You may fundraise to cover the costs. Please don't let money stop you if you want to go!!!
Questions? Call Jill at 760-730-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy's Kids for Peace
Lucy's Kids for Peace began in Shawnee, KS in March, 2012. Our chapter was started to honor the memory of Lucy Weber, who lost her young life to brain cancer in November, 2010 when she was just 17 months old. During her illness, Lucy managed to bring out the best in people, and Kids for Peace is a great way to keep that spirit of kindness going! We have about 25 active members and have begun making a positive impact in our commnity and beyond!
Some of Lucy's Kids for Peace past projects/events/activities include:
- Sent out 100 Peace Packs - 50 to San Lucas, Guatemala, 25 to Kenya, and 25 to children in need right in our own community.
- Learned about the life cycles and migration of monarch butterflies and their declining nectar sources. Started plants from seed and planted a new butterfly garden for a local Early Childhood Center / Preschool.
- Enlisted the help of many families to hand out 2,500 bottles of water around our community as part of The Great Kindness Challenge in 2012. See Article
- Visited an assisted living facility to deliver hand-made Valentines and play games with the residents.
- Collected THOUSANDS of books, games, and puzzles and completely transformed the playroom at a domestic violence shelter for women and children. We were also able to purchase a big colorful ABC rug, bean bag chairs and a lamp, and posters for the wall.
- Sponsored 3 Kenyan children for an entire year (including breakfast, lunch, uniform and school fees) at The Shiner GE Kids for Peace School.
- Presented the Peace Pledge at a Shawnee City Council meeting and at halftime of an arena-league football game.
- Met at a local children's art studio to create art using recycled materials and to collaborate on a stepping stone for our butterfly garden project.
- Collected and delivered a pick-up load of books to a local children's hospital.
- Gathered together to watch the Kids for Peace I Pledge documentary.
- Learned about how kids in other countries celebrate their birthdays in our Around The World Birthday Party.
- Created our own Peace Pledge video.
This summer we will again be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge and will be kicking off our fall with an International Carnival in which each family will represent a country by presenting a game, food, or craft from that culture. Kids will get their passports stamped as they visit each country.
LET THERE BE PEACE....YEAH!!
Visit Lucy's KfP Facebook Page
~In Their Own Words~
Mateo & David Parker
Chapter: Kids for Peace Founding Chapter
Years In Kids for Peace: 6
What's your favorite part of Kids for Peace?
Mateo: My favorite part of KFP is the Great Kindness Challenge. Kids at our school loved it, checked off everything on their lists and even thought of more kind things to do! I liked surprising lifeguards with cookies and making the senior citizens happy with music.
David: MY favorite part of KFP is sending Peace Packs all over the world and knowing kids will open them and just smile.
What have you learned in Kids for Peace?
Mateo: I've learned a lot of things from KFP. I 've learned to have kindness, caring, motivation. I've also learned about different cultures. We have had people telling us how kids live in India, Pakistan, Africa and other places.
David: I have learned that it is important to be kind and respectful wherever you go.
Why is Kids for Peace important?
Mateo: KFP is important because any child can learn from it and we may all turn the world back upright when we learn.
David: KFP can spread kindness and good things and end bullying and fighting.
What is your wish for the world?
Mateo: My wish for the world is for all different children to have an education. Also, I wish the world will be full of kindness and peace with an end to bullying.
David: My wish for the world is for all kids to have homes, food, books, and smiles.
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