A six year old boy shows immense
generosity and compassion by telling the kids he invited to his birthday party skip the
gifts for him. Instead, it was his wish that they bring gifts to donate to
children at Head Start. His teacher at school inspired his unselfish giving .
EDITORIAL BY THE
KALAMAZOO GAZETTE, March 8, 2000.
18-year-old Trevor started
"Trevors Place," so homeless people could become more independent and
learn to contribute to society. A thrift shop and daily food runs helped
Trevors Place win the 1991 National Caring Award. It is now updated and
revised and renamed, "Youth Venture."
to Youth Venture
Students from Ridgewood Elementary
School in Hilliard, Ohio learned a powerful lesson in helping others.
Read about it in the Columbus Dispatch.
Fifth grade students at Riverside Elementary
School spent a year learning about homelessness and became involved in many projects that
made a difference in the their lives and the lives of others.
Go to Homeless Project2000
|AfterShare for Kids
Four young girls (12 and 13 years old) wanted
to find a way that they could make a difference. The Center director's daughter, Kerri
(who had volunteered since 1990), and her best friends, Lori and April Mathews, began
AfterShare for Kids in October, 1995.
Go to AfterShare for
|Stand Up for Kids
An organization that is
dedicated to helping the homeless and street kids. A visit to this site make you
want to get involved and do something to help!
to Stand Up for Kids
Read an inspiring
|Ann Seeks to Make a
Tyler Warren, a
second grader, wants a national day of recognition for the Homeless to helps the homeless
get a day of recognition. The idea, says the well-spoken boy, is for everyone to donate a
blanket, a coat, money or food on one day in February to help those less fortunate
about it in the Seattle Times, February 21, 2000. "Eight Year Old Boy Wants
Homeless Day of Recognition," by Lisa L. Diaz.
|Jacob's Wish Jacob and his mother raise money
to help the homeless by auctioning a line of designer bear collectibles, all profits
donated to the National Coalition for the Homeless.
(For more information, go to
Go to Jacob's
|K & N Homeless
Two girls are interested
in helping the homeless
A community service project.