For the last few months we have been preparing at KidzVuz for a huge live event for tween girls and their influential moms in NYC. Early on we were very excited to partner with the non-profit, K.I.D.S – Kids in Distressed Situations – and bring them in to the event, and to our KidzVuz users as we launch a new initiative to get tweens more involved in community service for other kids.
And then, this week, Hurricane Sandy hit us here on the East Coast. We are fortunate that our NYC offices are fine. But, for so many thousands of others this is not the case.
Everything K.I.D.S. does is focused on helping kids in “distressed” situations – from domestic abuse, poverty and natural disasters. They leapt into action in the aftermath of Sandy and have been working non-stop to get kids who have lost so much, all the clothes, supplies and materials they will need to survive the next few weeks, be able to go back to school, and to somehow start to piece back together their lives in devastated areas.
Here’s how you can help:
To make a new product donation to the K.I.D.S. Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, please visit www.kidsdonations.org.
Agencies in affected communities are in dire need of new apparel, blankets, shoes, toys, baby products and books.
Cash donations can also be made by visiting www.kidsdonations.org . These cash donations are needed to assist with the transportation and distribution efforts needed to move the product to our local partner agencies to serve the victims.
Because of their 10 to 1 system of matching $10 worth of product for every $1 donated, your $10 donation will provide $100 worth of brand new merchandise to victims in need.
You can easily make a donation by texting GIVE 8000 to 80088 to donate $10 to K.I.D.S. on your mobile phone bill.
To make a larger donation, please contact Cristina Morais at 212-279-5493 ext. 204.
Don’t feel hopeless – give a kid some hope instead!