Hello Ripple Kids Families - Hope you are enjoying your summer! Ripple Kids is issuing a SUMMER CHALLENGE
to all of our Ripple Kids to get out there and help others! Haven't been able to initiate a project yet? No worries - there is still plenty of time, but it's going fast!
Pick your cause, plan a project, track your hours on the hours tracking sheet, and submit your project(s) on RippleKids.com.
Note: projects must be submitted on our web site in order to qualify for the award.
Click below to download tracking sheet - Hours Tracking Sheet
Win $$ for your charity! If you complete 10 or more service hours between now and August 31st, your name will go into a raffle for the chance to win a $50 donation for your favorite charity! Note: charity must be a Nonprofit 501(c)3.
IWhen you complete a project, submit it on www.ripplekids.com
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.
-Ripple Kids Taking the Challenge-
Skylar, 11, from California is helping the needy. She volunteers twice a month to help kids with art projects, organize food pantry and puts food in bags for the recipients!
, from California
collected stuffed animals for orphans in El Salvador. He asked his fellow students and church members to donate gently used stuffed toys that his mom will deliver on her trip to El Salvador.Learn More Jackie, 9,
from California raised money for a local animal shelter by coming up with the campaign 'lemonade or the money you made'. Kids could buy lemonade or Otter Pops during school, or donate money they earned!Learn More
Cause: The Sick
Project: Sell Lemonade for Alex's Lemonade Stand
I had some help coming up with this challenge from my niece, Sophie (10) who was visiting us. Lemonade stands are always a summer favorite and she thought this sounded like a fun idea that she could do with a couple of her friends.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
was started when Alex (4) - a Ripple Kid and cancer patient - decided she wanted to sell lemonade in her front yard to raise money for kids with cancer. Since then, the foundation has engaged thousands of supporters from across the nation to raise money for the cause. Its fun, it's easy and it's a great way to help others this summer! Learn More
Ripple Kids Tip: rather than pricing the lemonade individually, simply ask for a donation in any amount. You'll find you'll make more money, and it simplifies the process! Make sure people know about the cause you're supporting!
Alternative Idea: hold a bake sale to support Share Our Strength's 'No Kid Hungry' campaign, a national effort to end childhood hunger in this country. Learn More
Take pictures, register
and submit your project on ripplekids.com. Note: all projects must be submitted on ripplekids.com in order to be considered for the prize.
If you have photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a photo authorization form. We will not post photos without express permission.
Do you have a favorite organization? Email us
and let us know!
Want to support a different cause?
Visit our Summer Challenge Page
for more ideas!
ABC has announced a Summer of Service grant in partnership with
Youth Service America and Friends for Change.
Take a look - you could win
$1000 for your project!
Happy Summer! Keep the ripple going!