Ways To Get Involved With Kids4Community
As part of the community where we live in, we at Kids4Community like to find ways to improve the lives of people, especially the homeless and the helpless. After all, we should all be concerned about the well-being of the people around us. That’s why we continue to come up with ideas and program for more people to get involved in helping others.
How non-profits help the community
The increasing number of non-profit organizations in the U.S. has allowed millions of people to enjoy the necessities of life. Apart from providing food, shelter, and clothes, non-profits like us also provide education to children, and teach adults important skills that will help them earn and hopefully get them out of being homeless.
Most non-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping the homeless are initiated by adults. However, Kids4Community follows a unique concept by letting children and adolescents get involved in extending help to the homeless. Our group’s goal is to let more kids realize the blessings of life, and allow them to learn how to share what they have. Hopefully, this will spur a sense of responsibility for others who are in need.
Kids Can Make A Difference
Giving back to the community is the primary mission of Kids4Community. We help children and families work with charitable organizations in order to extend assistance to those who need them. Our programs that are meant to engage children as young as five years old to be introduced to the concept of charitable activities.
We focus on the importance of families taking part in charitable work, wherein parents no longer need to worry about leaving their children behind. Through Kids4Community, children have the opportunity to take part in providing help in their own small way.
One big advantage of introducing charitable work to young children is that they will grow up with a positive attitude towards their community. That way, they can also help to create a better and more livable community for everyone.
How To Get Involved with Kids4Community
Here are several ways on how to get involved with our organization:
Feeding the hungry
There are over 8,000 homeless individuals in San Diego alone, who don’t have a roof over their heads or are unable to feed themselves. Kids4Community accepts donations in the form of cash or kind, which will be used to provide the basic needs of the homeless.
You can take part by sharing some of your free time by serving in charitable institutions. Kids may help in giving out clothes and foods to the homeless, or play with homeless children. Some of these poor children may have lost hope of living normally again. By being around volunteer kids, they may have hope and determination to go through with life.
Volunteer adults may also take part in building shelters together with homeless people, who will be taught basic skills in building a home. Hopefully, they can use their newfound skills as a means of livelihood.
Understandably, most of the homeless children are unable to go to school, while most of the homeless adults have no means of providing for their families. You can be an instrument of shedding light to these people by teaching them the skills necessary in order for them to slowly become independent, and hopefully, pull themselves out of homelessness.
Moreover, the mentoring program also lets homeless families know more about the dangers of alcohol and other substances, with the hope that they will avoid being hooked on them. According to a survey, a large population of homeless people is into alcohol and substance abuse. Therefore, by educating them, they have the potential to live better lives.
While it may be impossible to live in a perfect world, the hope for change may be strong enough for the homeless to get back on their feet and carry on. When people take time to look into the needs of the unfortunate, we have the opportunity to create a better world and a better future for ourselves and the generations to come.