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Welcome to the new Project Giving Kids website! We thought the start of a new school year would be a great time to release this new version, as the new school year represents new beginnings and new possibilities in the life of a child. As kids continue to grow and evolve, we hope they also continue to grow and evolve in service and self-esteem, and we hope Project Giving Kids can be a tool that helps them do just that.
In this new version, you will find helpful new resources for adults – including parents, teachers, interested volunteers, and more, aimed at helping them integrate the PGK experience into their work with kids. You also can explore a fun new section called PGK In Action highlighting pictures and stories about kids in service in the world around them, as well as links to media coverage and other interesting tidbits regarding PGK. We encourageyour family to add to this part of our site by sending your pictures and stories of giving back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we want to welcome the latest nonprofit additions to our site, including Families First and Grades of Green! (Insert links to their profile pages on PGK site.) Our site would be nothing without the nonprofit partners who are doing the amazing work in our communities that enable so many to live and thrive in ways they otherwise would not. We at Project Giving Kids are inspired by their work every day and hope you will be too!
Welcome to the new PGK in Action portion of our site! Here we will highlight pictures and stories about kids giving back, insights from nonprofits on how they are benefitting from these young volunteers, news about PGK in the news, and other fun things.
If you’ve got something to share, we’d love to hear from you! Truth be told, this section will only be truly cool when our users and friends start sending us their stuff. You are out there doing good deeds and we want this to be a place where you can share that with the world! (You just never know who you may inspire.) All you have to do is send us an email to email@example.com.
Tell us about your experience using the Project Giving Kids site, completing one of the activities you found here, participating in another service event at your school or with your family – whatever you’ve done to help others that has been special for you. If you have a picture or two of you in action, we’d love that too. We will periodically update the site with content we receive, so check back often and see if you can find yourself starring in the latest version of our site!
Food for Free’s Field of Greens harvesting project – Summer 2014
“Doing activities with Project Giving Kids makes me feel like I’m a super hero. Because super heroes help other people and they feel good about themselves – and that’s how I felt.” - Hadley, age 10
Baby & toddler toy sorting and cleaning at Room to Grow – Summer 2014
“One day I was on the computer doing some boring stuff. While I was on the device, my mom showed me this Project Giving Kids website. At first I thought that it was going to be more boring than the things that I had been doing. Right away I clicked on helping animals. For my project, my classmates and I donated all sorts of things to animals in need. It turned out that the website was not boring at all.” – Turner, age 9
WHY JOIN PGK?
Project Giving Kids is all about cultivating the next generation of Giving Kids, because it is good for them, good for the community, and good for the planet.
We believe that when kids realize early they can make a difference, they are more likely to do so, again and again. By joining PGK, kids become part of a team, have enhanced access to our site and our programs, and become a part of something much bigger than themselves.
Here’s to our children realizing they have the power to make the world a better place.
Molly Yuska, Founder
- Service and volunteering help build empathy in children. Kids who are empathetic do better in school, get along better with others and form stronger relationships, making them more resilient and successful throughout their lives. It is no surprise that the most successful leaders have high levels of empathy too.