1. Super Service Challenge! Kids for Kids Volunteers for Kids 4 Afghan Kids
2. History In 1998, a group of 6th graders in Northville, MI decided to act. They decided to raise money to help their teacher help the unfortunate kids where she had lived in Afghanistan. That teacher founded Kids 4 Afghan Kids, a Michigan-based non-profit organization whose goal is to re-establish educational facilities for boys and girls in Afghanistan and to address the desperate health conditions in which the children and their families live. Through the hard efforts of these Michigan school children, Kids 4 Afghan Kids has accomplished its mission and so much more. In 2001, the organization established a school where 1,200 boys and girls now attend. The group also funded the construction of a medical clinic staffed with five doctors and nurses, an orphanage for 50 boys (90 more on a waiting list), a bakery/kitchen to provide lunches for the children, and a community well that supplies water not only to the school and orphanage, but to the entire village. A second school has since been built for the more than 1,000 kids. The original children that helped fundraise have continued to participate in these efforts. Some are now graduated from college and carry on with their support. Empty bowl fundraisers, an annual hoe down dance, can deposit collections and a booth at the local Victorian Festival are all activities in which these children participate. Not only do the kids fundraise, they also assist in obtaining and packaging of educational materials and medical supplies. These are then transported, sometimes with volunteer medical staff, directly to the clinic staff overseas.Who did we serve and What did we accomplish? Our team, Kids for Kids, served the Kids 4 Afghan Kids non profit by fundraising and packing medical supplies to be delivered to the project in Afghanistan. We packed over $10,000 worth of vital medicines and supplies which a volunteer doctor and the directory of the non profit delivered.Laurel and Katie Wasiniak, Allie Peirce, Erica MeisterBoxes filled with supplies ready to be shipped
3. The Kids that make it possible! Volunteering at Northvilles Victorian Day Festival September 14-16 2013These kids volunteered to make and sell items at the Victorian Day booth in downtown Northville, Michigan. These funds are then donated to Kids 4 Afghan Kids to supply educational, building and medical supplies.For the festival, they sold drinks teas and energy drinks. They distributed samples to promote their booth. They also made a large box to collect empty cans for can deposits.
4. Sustained and Ongoing Relationships Our Teams Plan: Continue our volunteer tasks and work towards creating new opportunities to help the Kids 4 Afghan Kids non profit organization.Middle school students Haley Clafton, Erica Meister and Allie Pierce have lead K4AK's effort to raise $ 7,500 over the last several months by giving presentations on the project and organizing fundraising events. The girls have been volunteering to help K4AK for four years. We wanted to do something to help the 1,200 students and their families, said Allie, without our clinic, they had no professional medical care.The relationship between these students and Kids 4 Afghan Kids has been evolving over the last 5 years. As evidenced by other students who have participated in the efforts to help K4AK, some of these relationships may continue into their college years. Hopefully impacting the careers and interests they pursue as young adults. Examples of ongoing support:The Northville Rotary Club presented K4AK with $1,600 in donations. We got money from the Club, and from individual members. Their generosity was fantastic. These donations alone will support the clinic for one month, said Erica, who accepted the checks on behalf of K4AK in June. Our goal now is to raise the money necessary to keep the clinic open next year, said Haley.Winchester, Amerman and Silver Springs Elementary Schools helped K4AK raise money in May by hosting fund raising projects that netted more than $2200. "(At Winchester, we) were excited to help K4AK. We wrote announcements, gave presentations to each class and sold 1,499 Smencils (scented pencils). Every little bit helps," said Allies brother, Winchester fourth grader Matt Pierce.Amerman's Family Hoedown and Auction was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who helped out and participated! We earned over $8000 toward the health clinic. Keep tuned for our Hunger Awareness Empty Bowls fundraiser in February 2012.The village needed $15,000 to hire a doctor and dentist for one year, said Khris Nedam, Amerman third grade teacher and K4AKs US Director, "Because of K4AK and the support of the Northville community, the clinic will now be open through December with a dentist, mid-wife, and medical doctor.Project Director and Volunteer WorkerProject Director and Volunteer Doctor Delivering medical supplies
5. What would Kids 4 Afghan Kids do with the prize money? Transition 1998 - 2013 At the beginningNow.....Kids 4 Afghan Kids is continually striving to fund the facilities and personnel at the project. The students and parent volunteers have made an impact on the quality of lives of the people, especially children, in the area. Kids 4 Afghan Kids would use the prize money to help in the upcoming planned phase of building a library and media center for use by the school and orphanage children. Building plans have begun and land has been acquired. Any Prize money would be used to help stock the media equipment and library materials.Thank you!
6. What would Kids 4 Afghan Kids do with the prize money? Transition 1998 - 2013 At the beginningNow.....Kids 4 Afghan Kids is continually striving to fund the facilities and personnel at the project. The students and parent volunteers have made an impact on the quality of lives of the people, especially children, in the area. Kids 4 Afghan Kids would use the prize money to help in the upcoming planned phase of building a library and media center for use by the school and orphanage children. Building plans have begun and land has been acquired. Any Prize money would be used to help stock the media equipment and library materials.Thank you!