Do Your Own Thing
SPOTLIGHT: You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina!
Children for Children invites kids, families and school groups to be creative and make a direct impact on your own. Raise money to help storm refugees with a tag sale, a lemonade stand, a bake sale, or search sofa cushions for a loose change collection. Or do something entirely different—it's up to you!
Then donate funds raised to Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army or American Red Cross. Tell Children for Children what you do, and we will send you a Certificate of Appreciation.
If you want to plan your own service project but aren’t sure where to begin, see Plan A Community Project.
For more ideas, Download CFC's Hurricane Katrina Relief Idea Sheet or
check out Kids for Community »
To get funding for youth projects, see Youth Volunteer Grants.
Other Project Examples:
“I have been putting aside money from my allowance for about a year. I ended up with $25.83 and decided to give it to you to help other children have a happier holiday.” – Jilly, age 8
Elyssa made tile coasters and sold them, donating half the proceeds to fund Children's Action Board projects.
Joe and Jackson painted seashells and sold them at the beach and contributed their proceeds to CFC’s Annual Fund for school resource grants.
Sam decided to combine his Do Your Own Thing, Children’s Action Board and gardening experience with the Celebrations Program. For his Bar Mitzvah, Sam used centerpieces containing gardening supplies and then later delivered them to an under-resourced school, sharing his love for gardening with the students.