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The Great Kindness Challenge
New Chapters
Social Media Links
New York Peace Pledge Tour
Peace Hero Morgan Spurlock
Dignity Health

The 2013 Great Kindness Challenge-Global Edition Reaches 75 Countries! 
Our 6th annual Great Kindness Challenge-Global Edition was wildly successful as youth in 75 countries blanketed their communities with kindness and care. With our GKC checklist in hand, kids thanked firefighters, left hearts on cars, brought flowers to police, played games with seniors, offered hugs, smiled at many and so much more. No doubt, KINDNESS MATTERS!!!
New Chapters
Our Kids for Peace family continues to grow and grow. We are overjoyed to welcome the following new chapters:

1. Kids for Peace in the Boot (Walker, LA, USA)

2. Kids for Peace Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

3. Peace Project Kids for Peace (Lansdale, PA, USA)

4. Our Lady of Mercy Kids for Peace (Madison, Connecticut, USA)

5. Morse High School Kids for Peace (San Diego, CA, USA)

6. Knox Middle School Kids for Peace (San Diego, CA, USA)

7. ALBA Day School Kids for Peace (San Diego, CA, USA)

8. Wisdom Primary School-Kids for Peace (Kalungu-Bugema, Uganda)

9. Las Vegas and Henderson KfP (Las Vegas, NV USA)

10. Farmingham Kids for Peace (Farmingham, MA USA)

11. Kids for Peace Our Needs Academy (Accra, Ghana)

12. Can-Uganda Kids for Peace (Kampala- Kasangati, Uganda)

13. West Essex Kids for Peace (Roseland, NJ, USA)

14. Katy Kids for Peace 

(Katy, TX, USA)

15. Poinsettia Kids for Peace 

(Carlsbad CA USA)

16. Namaste Charter School KfP (Chicago, IL USA)

17. St. A's KfP (Napa, CA USA)

18. Iraq Kids for Peace 

(Kurdistan, Iraq)

Thanks to YOU, 
We Won the 
Toyota Carlsbad  
Loving Care Contest!

We were one of four charities to receive the most online votes for demonstrating LOVING CARE in our community. We then applied for a matching grant through Toyota USA and we received that too! We are thrilled to report that we have won $5,000!!
Thank you Sponsors 
for Your GENEROUS Support

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Kids for Peace Receives Top Rated Nonprofit 
Gold Star Status
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December 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, we are overcome with joy and appreciation for the abundance of hands and hearts working to create a WORLD of PEACE. Our kids have indeed been busy doing their part! From California to Kenya, Indiana to Iraq and New York to New Delhi, we are uplifting our world through LOVE and ACTION. I hope you enjoy a few of the highlights from the past months. Thank you for your part in making 2013 such a spectacular year! 

With Love and Appreciation,
Jill McManigal
Co-founder and Executive Director
With our Celebrity Ambassador, Giancarlo Esposito, in Central Park
 New York Peace Pledge Tour SUCCESS!!!

Kids for Peace was invited to present our Peace Pledge at the United Nations in honor of the UN's International Day of Peace. Kids for Peace members joined together from across the country to share our inspiring words at the UN and beyond. We kicked-off the Peace Pledge Tour with an uplifting rally in Central Park with our celebrity ambassador GIANCARLO ESPOSITO. We also presented our Peace Pledge at UNICEF's headquarters, the Museum of NYC's Activists Exhibit, the Statue of Liberty, the 9-11 Memorial, the Feast of San Genarro in Little Italy, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the pregame show of the Rangers vs. Devils professional hockey game. Additionally, we launched our "Peace of My Heart Project" by sharing inspirational handwritten love notes throughout the streets of NYC. In true Kids for Peace style, we ended the Peace Pledge Tour by making and delivering Peace Packs and sack lunches to the homeless in Washington Square Park. And just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we were on the TODAY SHOW with Giancarlo Esposito. The LOVE and JOY was abundant in New York City!!
Our teens proudly pose inside the UNITED NATIONS.
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200 pairs of shoes spell AMANI which means Peace in Swahili.
Kids for Peace Returns to KENYA
Thanks to the generosity of Shoebacca, 200 pairs of new shoes were donated to the children of our Kids for Peace School of Kenya. KfP co-founder and Executive Director, Jill McManigal, delivered the shoes along with other gifts of handmade books and jump ropes. The joy was profound when the children received their shoes with a special "love note" attached to each pair. Jill also spent time meeting all the new students and updating profiles of the former students at the school we support. We are now working to ensure that all 115 students have sponsors so they can begin their new school year in January with a uniform, half their school fees and breakfast covered for one school year. Learn how you can support education and Sponsor a Child Here. 
The students enjoyed our gifts of hand-made books and jumpropes.
   2013 Peace Hero Ceremony
Morgan Spurlock
Kids for Peace is proud to present our 2013 Peace Hero Award to Morgan Spurlock. We hosted an inspirational and intimate evening to honor Morgan. The children sang him songs, recited their Peace Pledge and presented the reasons he was chosen. Both laughter and tears were shared by all. The party was held at the exquisite home of Cindy and Steve Blumkin. Live music, artisan food and wine, a silent auction and a "Raise your Kind-Hearted Hand" program completed the night. It was indeed an uplifting and heartfelt evening. Congratulations Morgan Spurlock!

 We Are Proud to Announce...
Dignity Health Is Our New Presenting Sponsor of The Great Kindness Challenge
With Dignity Health's guiding principle, "Humankindness Heals," we couldn't think of a more perfect sponsor of our Great Kindness Challenge. We are so very thankful for their generous support and their big help in spreading the word. It is an absolute joy working with the big-hearted employees of Dignity Health as we together create a culture of kindness.
Please check out all of our Great Kindness Challenge Sponsors
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The Great Kindness Challenge? It's not too late!