HERE'S HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION!

Serve

Through service events, projects and programs we partner with under-recognized child-serving organizations and the local community at large to create short and long-term impact in the lives of children everywhere.

Advocate

Our advocacy and awareness events and campaigns educate the community on various children’s rights issues and elevate these issues to a global platform.

Empower

By youth and for youth, we empower youth everywhere to learn, give back to the community and become engaged activists and leaders.

Projects

Our projects are predominantly international initiatives whereby we partner with underserved children’s organizations and fundraiser to collect for major specific projects that create a long-term impact in the lives of the children they serve.

Walajapet, India

(2010-2011)

“Just For Kidz” fundraised $1,200 dollars to change the asbestos roof of Deena Bhandu Ashram, a small orphanage that houses, teaches, and protects about 200 orphans and poor children in the village. The leaky roof prevented the students from attending class, caused heat stroke, and put them at risk for mesothelioma. Volunteers and donations completely maintain the orphanage, as the government only grants 10 cents per child per day.

Chennai, India

(2012, 2016)

“Just For Kidz” held bake sales, garage sales, jewelry sales, and talent shows at local community events to fundraise a one-month supply of medication for children with spastic needs at The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu. In 2016, we fundraised for a sewing machine and other basic utilities for Aalayam, an orphanage that provides for 19 orphan boys and girls.

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

(2014-2015)

“Just For Kidz” collected clothing and shoes to donate to an orphanage in Port-au-Prince that helps about 30 boys and girls. Collecting 4 boxes of clothes and shoes, the Founder personally delivered the clothes and shoes and distributed it among the children as their Christmas presents!

Arusha, Tanzania

(2016-2018)

“Just For Kidz” fundraised to help build a classroom for a secondary school (8th-12th grade) serving over 716 orphans and poor kids in the village so that they can escape the cycle of poverty and receive a college education. The orphanage will provide accommodations, shelter, and care for about 217 more orphans.

Programs

Our programs are long-term recurring projects specifically geared towards addressing children's needs in the United States.

St. Louis

In St. Louis, our JFK St. Louis chapter is growing fresh vegetables for St. Louis’s family food banks using Lafayette High School’s unused greenhouse. Eventually, they want to create a Backpack program to send the fresh vegetables home with food-insecure children.

Stack the Snacks ™

Stack the Snacks ™ is our first and newly launched program aimed at addressing youth food insecurity concerns right here, in our own communities.

Ithaca

In Ithaca, our JFK Cornell Chapter has built in-classroom food pantries with healthy and non-perishable breakfast snack items at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, a public school with 78% of students at or below the poverty line. The chapter stocks the pantry up on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Service

Our regional chapters commit local service projects and volunteer in order to create a positive impact in the immediate community. Check out some of our major volunteering events below!

Winter Homeless Outreach, January 2018: “Just For Kidz” collected over 2000 items to distribute to homeless youth and Youth Emergency Services in St. Louis.

Care for Kidz Campaign, February-March 2018: “Just For Kidz” fundraised to create about 100 care packages for children at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Health Month, April 2018: Our Cornell and Stony Brook chapters volunteered at Tough Turtle, an event aimed at promoting fun opportunities to be physically fit and conducted a Plant a Plant Fundraiser for “Just For Kidz” programs.

Back to School Supply Drive, August 2018: “Just For Kidz” St. Louis collected thousands of school supplies to serve school supply packs to over 130 low-income youth in the St. Louis area.

Advocacy

We change the narrative about children’s rights through education and awareness campaigns and events and regular blog posts about issues that affect children.

Universal Children’s Day

Every November 20th, Universal Children’s Day our chapters do fundraisers, canned food or book drives, and photo campaigns with people across the country telling us why and how they celebrate and support children’s rights!

Children’s Rights Rally 2017

August 12th, 2017, “Just For Kidz” was a partner and Platform Committee Leaders for the Children’s Rights Rally in DC, an advocacy event that brought about 100 youth together to ask the US government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child and learn about children’s rights through youth speakers and activism training.

Benefacting Partners