Volunteer Spotlight: Kids for Kids
October 1, 2017
With the summer over and the 2017–2018 school year beginning, the Kids for Kids program, which engages volunteers under the age of 18, is gearing up for another semester. In 2017 alone, Kids for Kids chapters have made over 7,000 caregiver, teen, and child craft kits which have been distributed to hospitals across the country. More than 1,500 children have volunteered this year; some are reoccurring and some are new to the Project Sunshine family. The impact this program makes on not only the patients and families, but on the volunteers as well, is inspiring.
Without the Kids for Kids program, it would not be possible to impact the lives of so many patients. Kids under the age of 18 are usually not allowed to volunteer in the hospital, so this program provides a unique way to give back. With over 155 volunteer hours, Kids for Kids across the country give back in a meaningful way. Thank you to all that are and have been involved this year and years past!
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