When you hear that 1 out of 8 kids in Africa has lost one or both parents to AIDS, the problem feels overwhelming! But by working together, we can make a big impact in the lives of some. So don't wait ... Get involved today!
Students—Help us raise money!
There are lots of ways other kids and teenagers have helped to make a difference. You could inspire your family to make a contribution.
Get your friends, class, school, or a club or group you’re part of to have a fund raiser to help kids who are a lot worse off than you. Use your imagination, or check out the success stories of what other groups have done. Some fund raisers are as simple as adding a dollar to ticket sales for a concert or gathering loose change!
High Schoolers—Plan a Dance Marathon and "Dance 4 Lifesong"
High school groups always need service project ideas and we have created a very simple, easy, fun idea that wil truly change the lives of kids who attend The Lifesong School in Kitwe, Zambia. This was one of the amazing projects we visited in Africa this past June. To help them, we have created a fundraising campaign called Dance 4 Lifesong.
Dance 4 Lifesong is part of Kids Caring 4 Kids' campaign this year to mobilize and inspire high schools from across the country to pledge to raise $5,000 through their own Dance 4 Lifesong dance marathon. The school supports over 200 orphaned and vulnerable children with a quality education, healthy meals,and so much more.
The idea is simple: rally 100 dancers to get down on the dance floor for five hours to create change. Each participant is required to raise $50 for the event through finding 5 sponsors to support the dancer with $10 each (or raise the $50 any way you want). The best part is, for every dollar you raise, a donor has agreed to match it, dollar for dollar.
We have set our hopes high for Dance 4 Lifesong. We want to inspire 30 schools and groups to get involved this school year (2010-2011). Together we want to raise a total of $150,000 in order to build and furnish 3 classrooms, build 1 computer lab (the first one in their community), feed the students with 2 meals each day, and supply and staff the nurse's office. (This is the only place for them to go when they are sick; last year they prevented around 180 cases of malaria from becoming fatal). We’ve created a whole website for this fund raising campaign – check it out at www.dance4lifesong.org ...
Request an “i care 2 kit”
We’ve made it easy for you to engage your friends, family, school, or church group to get involved. Our “i care 2” kit is a great resource, packed with inspiration and resources to help you energize a group you are part of to be "kids caring 4 kids" in Africa. Check it out. Then email us if you’d like us to send you a free kit so you can help plan and carry out your own fund raiser or service project. A number of online resources are available, including print-ready flyers and PR helps, to save you time and give you a quick start.
Make a Contribution
The money you send allows us to send grants (big checks) to our partners who are doing life-impacting things to bring smiles, hope, and a chance at a better future for vulnerable kids— children growing up in a continent with tons of kids caring for each other due to the AIDS pandemic.
Our low overhead means more of your contribution helps children in need. Cash donations to Kids Caring 4 Kids are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. (We are a registered public charity under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.) To contribute ...
Wear a Kids Caring 4 Kids T-Shirt
For just $10 you can enjoy a colorful t-shirt with the fun KC4K logo. And you are giving a gift large enough to provide a uniform for a child in Africa who is required to have one to go attend school. Visit our store …
Become a Sponsor
Help us fulfill our mission by joining other adults and businesses who are generously providing a range of services or donating supplies. To become a sponsor ...