For a closer look at everything we have accomplished since 2018 please click the link below. Or simply scroll down to take a look at some of our bigger giving experiences. Hope they leave you smiling & inspired!
THANK YOU to our Volunteer families whose big hearts & busy hands learned/served together at The Center for Family Resources newly renovated food pantry on 11/21. Two shifts worked for two hours. HELPING COMPLETED 11/21/2023
🎗️We collected & donated 1,738 gifts to children battling cancer and blood disorders at (CHOA) Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite. This extraordinary gift of Love was successful with the strong partnership of Building Strong Horizons. HELPING COMPLETED 9/25/23.
In an effort to help support local teachers we partnered up with Cobb County District Two Commissioner Jerica Richardson for the month of August to gather donations. We gathered up a large car full of supplies that were donated to Cobb Schools Foundation. They were happy to deliver our donations to the correct recipients needing a little surprise help!
HELPING COMPLETED: 8/31/2023
320 Kids had a surprise note of Kindness & Inspiration placed into the backpacks that we donated to students in need of school supplies this year.
HELPING COMPLETED 8/9/2023
We collected & delivered 755 New backpacks with school supplies to students in need in Cobb County. A big effort by many local businesses, donors, volunteers and our partners at the Cobb County Police Department.
HELPING COMPLETED 8/9/2023
Some of our youth volunteers practiced for 5 weeks to deliver a handmade theater skit to seniors at Sterling Estates of West Cobb. All in the name of Joy! They delivered two great shows then connect with the seniors afterwards with a Q&A of the cast. Here is Atlanta News First coverage of our event: https://www.atlantanewsfirst.com/2023/07/31/fulton-co-high-school-senior-brings-free-theater-classes-local-youth/?fbclid=IwAR2Rx3QfvkBEX6mUvk8FORG8tjn2BXAAnB6v3Hf9amnxFDuAdxlutlhN1XM
HELPING COMPLETED 7/31/2023
Thank you to the Kennesaw community for shining your light when we asked. All collected Kindness Cards will be put in backpacks full of school supplies that we will donate to students in need of assistance for the upcoming school year.
HELPING STARTED 6/3/23 & ONGOING
On 5/19 we gathered together at Laurel Park in Marietta and had a youth community service planning session and litter pick up. This video shows some of the ideas the kids came up with. Service Learning. Environmental Stewardship. HELPING COMPLETED 5/19/2023
KIDS CARE volunteers were one part of a large #communityeffort to support Keep Cobb Beautiful at their spring recycling event. Environmental Stewardship. HELPING COMPLETED 4/15/2023
We delivered 115 Kindness Cards to first responders who responded to the school shooting at Covenant School in Nashville TN. HELPING COMPLETED 4/5/2023
Sped up walking view of ALL the wonderful sidewalk chalk happiness that our volunteers left for the seniors at Sterling Estates of West Cobb. Hope it leaves ya smiling too!
HELPING COMPLETE 3/10/2023
73 volunteers of all ages served together to make sandwiches for those facing hunger in Cobb County. What better way to honor the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. then to unite and serve together for the betterment of our community. We are proud to say that we donated a total of 301 ham & cheese sandwiches to The Sandwich Project ATL & The Salvation Army Marietta Corps. Volunteers also donated 3 bags of fresh fruit. These volunteers were so efficient that they finished the goal of 300 sandwiches in about 40 minutes! HELPING COMPLETED JANUARY 2023
Working the Santa Letter Writing Stations was a wonderful way to connect with our local community while helping our city out. We volunteered to help out Marietta City Parks & Rec's Department with their Tree Lighting Event. HELPING COMPLETED DECEMBER 2022
So proud of the youth for showing absolute respect for the food, willingness, determination, patience & hard work at this service experience. This experience created memories that are now woven into their Character. They've learned first hand how a food pantry works & why food pantries are needed. HELPING COMPLETED 11/22/2022
Volunteers took to the streets at the Taste of Kennesaw on Nov. 5, 2022 in Honor of World Kindness Day. We gave out endless compliments, 5 dozen roses, 2 dozen carnations, tons of positive affirmation stickers, Kindness Pouches, Kindness Rocks and lots of genuine Smiles. We made the world feel better.
HELPING COMPLETE NOV. 5, 2022
Community Creating Kindness! A rainbow of colors & kindful messages were happily painted onto rocks at our Marietta HarvestFest booth. What a great time connecting with others while dreaming about the Smiles we were making for someone else's Heart! All rocks were given away and placed about our community in honor of World Kindness Day in Nov. We sure hope you find Kindness! HELPING COMPLETED 10/15/2022
Not our litter but it is our Earth. KC Litter Heroes took off at Laurel Park, Marietta in search of all litter - big & small. Together we do make a difference. HELPING COMPLETED 9/24/2022
BIG DONATIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO OUR COMMUNITY! We're so proud to announce that we filled and delivered 336 full backpacks to local Cobb County nonprofits who have given the supplies to students/families in need. HELPING COMPLETE AUGUST 2022
260 Food Bags Packed! Youth are so helpful & caring! Give them the space & the place and they will show their big, kind hearts. Who doesn't love feeling helpful? These youth volunteers were so excited to help today they didn't want to leave! HELPING COMPLETE 5/26/22
Learning to connect with nature is a service to our world. When we are connected we care. When we care we respect. And then we Love. And when we Love we value & protect. HELPING ON GOING
February's Creating Kindness experience was full of Love for local seniors in assisted living facilities. Our youth volunteers created the idea to give love to seniors by making Valentine's Day Cards & coloring their sidewalks with chalk to help brighten their spirits. We had so much fun & the Seniors Loved it! HELPING COMPLETED 2/11/22
KIDS CARE had 38 volunteers each serve 4 hours of community service at the Center for Family Resources. Volunteers unloaded, sorted, labeled and organized food donations that the nonprofit had received from their "Thanks for Giving" food drive HELPING COMPLETED 11/22/2021.
KIDS CARE took to Marietta Square on Nov. 13th, 2021 with over 40 volunteers of all ages with the intentions of being Kind. We spread Kindness to countless strangers with Smiles, Compliments, Listening Ears, Warm Hearts, Kindness Cards, Flowers, Stickers & Buttons. HELPING COMPLETED 11/13/2021
283 Backpacks filled with school supplies were collected for our "Backing the Need" School Supply Drive in collaboration with the Cobb County Police Department. All collected Donations were given to the following local nonprofits who distributed the school supplies to students in need: Cool Kids Committee, Family Promise of Marietta, Ser Familia, Simple Needs of GA, Live Safe Resources, Safe Path and The Center for Family Resources. HELPING COMPLETED AUGUST 2021
3,111 Food Donations were collected and given to Cobb Senior Services, The Center for Family Resources, The Salvation Army, and M.U.S.T. Ministries. HELPING COMPLETED FEBRUARY 2021
1,583 Books & 227 Pairs of Shoes were COLLECTED and GIVEN. HELPING COMPLETED 10/21/2020.
KIDS CARE collected 1,125 handmade Kindness Cards for our Frontline workers. Cards were given to Hospital Staff, Fire, EMS, Police & 911 Dispatch Personnel. HELPING STARTED MARCH 2020 IS ONGOING
KIDS CARE collected 739 handmade Holiday Cards for our military members who won't be home for the holidays. We donated all of our cards to "Hugs for Soldiers" who handles the delivery of the cards. HELPING COMPLETED NOVEMBER 24, 2019
KIDS CARE is ALWAYS up to cleaning up the local parks, waterways and anywhere we see litter! Come join us at our next park clean up and take time to care! If you can't join us then you can pick up litter on your own time and still participate by sharing your pictures and stories with us. Help us clean up our world. Be the change. BEGAN 2019 HELPING ONGOING
Project "Straw-Over": On March 17, 2019 we met at Marietta Square (Marietta, GA) to hand out alternative straws & plastic straw pollution facts. The purpose of the mission was to raise awareness about the damaging effects of plastic straws on our environment - in particular the ocean and all marine life. We had 12 businesses who accepted our Eco-friendly straw donations (paper & hay) and countless citizens who received some of thousands of Eco-friendly straws we distributed. We also gave away free coloring pages with the logo that was designed by Mrs. Martha Frew of Jackson Michigan. Thank You Mrs. Frew. Thank you HAY! Straws, Eco-pliant & Sea Straw Co for your generous donation of straws. Began 2019 HELPING ONGOING
Proud to say that our little leader led the pace of her first service project. She choose to walk the neighborhood and knock on doors asking for books to donate. She did this for weeks along with inspiring her local friends and families to collect a total of 1,116 books. These books were then sorted and donated to a combination of the following organizations:
HELPING COMPLETED FALL 2018.