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Volunteer Spotlight: Kids for Kids

The desire to inspire and help others often runs in the family, which is definitely the case for Tami Crawford and Kennedy Fisher, a mother and daughter duo in Fishers, Indiana. Tami was first introduced to Project Sunshine when she volunteered with her employer. After her initial experience as a Project Sunshine volunteer, Tami learned that her daughter could get involved with Project
Sunshine´s Kids for Kids program, which provides volunteer opportunities for youth under the age of 18.

Together, Tami and Kennedy created a group called "Kennedy´s Project." Kennedy has completed two large Kids for Kids projects so far. For her first project she recruited local softball teams to put together 500 Craft Kits and raised $2,000 for Project Sunshine. After the success from her first project, Kennedy and her friends sewed 200 Surgi Dolls!

In addition, Kennedy was awarded a Student All Star Grant, a grant that is offered by the Indianapolis Colts and Grange Insurance, which recognizes outstanding Indiana youth who have made a commitment to giving back to the community. When asked why they love Project Sunshine, Tami responded, "The focus of the organization is simple; it brings sunshine to kids who may be going through cloudy days. The mission is simple, impactful and easy to get excited about."

She continued, "It is hard to find organizations that include young kids in the giving process. Project Sunshine developed Kids for Kids for this purpose. From a parent point of view, Project Sunshine has stood as a teaching opportunity. Kennedy has learned fundraising, project management, community involvement, public speaking, sewing, and most importantly, Kennedy has learned to give back." Kennedy plans to continue her involvement with Project Sunshine. She is currently working on setting her fundraising goals.

More Volunteer Stories of Interest

Sports Illustrated model, Damaris Lewis, volunteered for her second year as a Project Sunshine Dance Camp instructor to empower young women through dance.
Emilio Delgado, who has played Luis on Sesame Street for 40 years, brought sunshine to pediatric patients at Mount Sinai´s KidZone as part of Project Sunshine´s Book Club
     

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