“Coins for Kids,” is a chapter project that empowers children to help other kids in communities with great needs. Children are asked to raise money that will be used for Embrace Relief projects that support kids’ educations.
We believe that it is important to teach kids how to give back and who to give back to at a young age, so as they grow and become more independent, they will continue to be philanthropic. As they learn and understand that many kids do not have access to education, food, water, toys, and so forth, they will develop empathy and continue to feel the desire to help other children.
The Coins for Kids campaign consists of a paper coin bank that the children will receive and assemble into the shape of a box. There are illustrations on the boxes portraying children from some of the places around the world that we currently help. The kids will be able to color in the box, and make it unique for them. Their goal then will be to raise money in the coin box within 6 months, so that it can go towards kids in need.
The project is open to children ages 4-17. Children ages 4-12 must collect at least $50 within six months, and kids ages 13-17 must collect at least $100 within 6 months. 6 children who have completed the campaign will be selected at random for the prizes, and prizes will be different for age groups.
3 children ages 4-12 will be selected for a $200 amazon gift card, and 3 children ages 13 and older will be selected for a trip to Haiti to help out at one of the orphanages we currently sponsor!
However, the biggest prize for us and our children is to improve our sense of solidarity and increased social consciousness. We will also provide certificates of participation to all of the kids who take part in this campaign.
Don’t forget to take photos of kids coloring their boxes and tag Embrace Relief on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram@embracerelief, and use the hashtag #CoinsforKids!
November 1, 2016
The project will begin on November 1, 2016, and will be active for 6 months.
April 30, 2017
The final date to submit any funds collected will be April 30.
May 1, 2017
Winners will be announced on our website and via email on May 1.
Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-29, 2017)
Winners of the Haiti trip will travel during Memorial Day Weekend. More information regarding the trip will be explained to winners and their families.
The project that the funding will be used towards will be completed summer 2017. Dates and project details to be announced later.
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Want to take part in our Coins for Kids Project, but can’t commit to 6 months? We also have a short term version for any individuals or institutions that want a shorter commitment.