Take a magnificent fundraising organization, add enthusiastic, energetic kids to the mix, and in one situation alone, $1,600 was raised for Kapiolani Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. One shining example of creativity: The Haunted Trolley Tour. Here's a quick video overview of what two motivated Hawaiian teenagers accomplished for the center's ICO: Kidz For A Cause is an organization of kids who are drawn together by a desire to help kids in need. Combining their positivity, talent and energy, KFAC puts on awesome FUNraising events powered by kids to raise money for non-profits that benefit kids. What sets KFAC apart? From concept until completion, no matter how large the task, all aspects of each campaign are handled by kids. The Board of Directors and Junior Board of Directors lead and inspire hundreds of kids from across Oahu. No matter what fun idea KFAC comes up with each year, the goal is always the same: to put on the best campaign ever, share the beneficiary charity’s mission with the community, and raise as much money as possible for the non-profit . It goes both ways, since Kidz develop leadership, teamwork and organizational skills and learn lasting philanthropic values along the way. This year’s ThinkTank 2016 FUNraising campaign benefits the frail newborns of Kapiolani Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. ThinkTank challenges each participating kid to come up with and execute his or her own creative FUNraising idea, with all donations going to the NICU. ThinkTank’s goal is to raise $150,000 by Nov. 10!
He lost everything to Super Typhoon Yolanda, including his wife and baby, and Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) gave him a fishing boat so he could get his life back. When Rolando Pamplona of Leyte heard about the devastating earthquake in Nepal, he donated P20 (the equivalent of 45 cents US). This led to 241 other beneficiaries of NVC's Peter Project and Project Joseph to donate over $1,600 US. Nepalese medical students in the Philippines will buy blankets, medicine and food that they'll bring to earthquake victims. Read full story of how the NVC examples of grace and love of touches those around the world.
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Looks to me like a group of school children could use a footbridge to help them attend school every day, even in the rainy season. This is another project by the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation. This video explains it: Wikipedia says this: "Sarangani is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region. Its capital is Alabel. With a 230 kilometres (140 mi) coastline along the Sarangani Bay and Celebes Sea, the province is at the southernmost tip of Mindanao Island, and borders South Cotabato and Davao del Sur to the north, and Davao Occidental to the east." Here are some statistics from the Dept. of Education: