Some young people around the world, particularly those with access to the internet, are starting businesses and raising money for causes that are important to them.
The links below take you on an online journey to read about young difference-makers and learn how you can purchase their products, support their work and be amazed by the power of kids!
Kids Making a Difference started in June 2000 as a grass-roots effort by then 8-year-old Stephanie. Reading a newspaper article about an injured baby manatee, she decided that she wanted to do something, and something she did! She began making manatee pins and selling them to family and friends to raise money and public awareness of these gentle giants.
Kids are heroes and each one has the power to change the world. The Kids Are Heroes™ web site is dedicated to them. This site is designed to inspire your children to become involved in the act of giving by learning from other kid heroes who are doing AMAZING things.
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Kids Are Heroes
The Kids Are Heroes website believes kids are indeed heroes and each one has the power to change the world. The site showcases kids who are using their talents and time to make a difference in the world. Here is just one of the many amazing kids whose story is told on the Kids Are Heroes website.
Making Cards to Make a Difference
Isabelle heard a story about twin girls born prematurely in Haiti in Sept of 2007. The girls mother died in child birth. They were left to die. After hearing this whole story, she was brought to tears and said, "Mom, we have to do something to help."
She loves doing art, so she decided to use her creative talents to design and create handmade cards to sell for donations to build homes for orphans around the world. Each home costs about $5000 to build, she was able to reach her first $5000 in June of 2008 and that home in Titayen, Haiti was completed and housed 6 girls by May 2009. Isabelle traveled to Haiti in June of 2009 to meet and play with the 6 girls who occupied the home she funded. It was an amazing trip that fueled her passion to make sure more kids were able to have homes to live in and someone to care for them.
After she finished funding that first home in June of 2008 - we, her parents, thought she would feel that she had accomplished her goal and would be done. But she wasn't, as long as there are children without homes, parents, and food, she believes her work isn't finished. She has been blessed to have local and national attention for her story generating so many donations and help in various forms for orphaned and abandoned children around the world. She has also had the privilege of speaking up for those who cannot speak up for themselves to children and adults from small groups to large groups. We are so very proud of her compassion and desire to help others!