This Week's Nonprofit Spotlight is Kids Helping Kids in Alexandria
What is Kids Helping Kids in Alexandria?
Compromised of teenagers from the ages of 13-18, Kids Helping Kids serves to help an even younger generation of youth through charitable contribution. Inspired by the events after 9/11, teenagers Ainsley Morris and Joanna and Remy Kauffmann, decided to form a non-profit organization benefitting the children of Alexandria. Through their annual Lemonade Day and their ability to find sponsors, locate other volunteers and spread awareness, Kids Helping Kids has continuously accomplished their goals.
Kids Helping Kid's Mission
Kids Helping Kids strives to create a better Alexandria for children through their own contributions. They stress the values of leadership and responsibility into young volunteers as the teens are truly the focus of the organization.
Kids Helping Kids Program Highlights
- Lemonade Day: Every year, the volunteers at Kids Helping Kids host Lemonade Day, a day in which charitable kids create their own stands and return all benefits to the organization when the day is over. With the help of sponsors and other grants for materials, Kids Helping Kids has successfuly raised $77,000 since its start, helping about 500 impoverished children living in Alexandria.
How You Can Get Involved
- Become a Sponsor: With the goal of raising over $10,000, in one day, Kids Helping Kids needs everyone to play a part. Sponsors, be it family or corporate, are vital to helping the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium and The Fund for Alexandria's Child, the two organizations Kids Helping Kids donates the proceeds.
- Help Out: Of course, bodies are required to sell the lemonade. By signing up and volunteering to create a stand, you can really help Kids Helping Kids' aim to form 25 or more stands placed throughout Alexandria. This help, then, will lead to an improved quality of life for the children of Northern Virginia.