What is Kids Care Club?
A Kids Care Club is a group of young people who want to help
others in the community and world. There are Kids Care Clubs all
over the world. An adult faciltator leads the club. The facilitator
is a parent, teacher, or youth leader who helps the children choose
the projects and the people they will help.
Dungannon Kids Care recieved its first grant to sponsor a
Harvest Dinner for the edlerly. The second grant we recieved
was for a St. Patrick's Day Sock Hop. The third grant recieved was
Party Pals which we went to the Brian Center to celebrate the
resident's birthdays. The fourth grant was a microfinance grant to
Feed the Hungry in our community. We continue to work with the Point
of Light Foundation and Ouaker Oats in providing the children of
Dungannon with ways they can serve their community.
How old must you be?Members
can range in age from preschool to college. Most club members are in
elementary school or middle school.
Where does the club
The DKCC meets once a month after school at the
Dungannon Development Commission's Phoenix Building. We usually meet
to work on a project or help with tutoring. Children suggest a
project from a list supplied by Kids Club Facilitator. The meeting
lasts from 4 to 6. Children must provide their own
Even more fun than receiving Valentines
is making them for friends and family. Kids in shelters, hospitals,
low-income schools, after-school programs, community centers and
foster care transition homes could have fun making their own
Valentines for family and friends if they had the materials.
Your club can assemble Be My
Valentine Kits and deliver them before Valentine's Day.
A great book to read in prepartion for this project is: Somebody
Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli.
Check out Kids Care
Clubs Valentine's Day Tea or Party or Valentines
Survival Kits for more
- Choose the recipients.
- Call the agency, school, shelter, etc. and ask if they would
be interested in receiving kits, how many kits would be needed and
the day you should deliver them. Ask if they would like you to
stage a small party to make Valentines together. Bring
- Collect items through your sponsoring organization, or ask
each member to bring in one of the required materials.
- Call a meeting and assemble the Be My Valentine Kits. The kits
should contain equal amounts of craft materials.
- Enclose a home-made Valentine from a "Kid Who Cares"
- Deliver the Be My Valentine Kits.
- Red, White, Pink, Purple Paper
- A few markers or crayons
- Glue Stick
- Zip-Lock Bags or small lunch size bags
- Different size foam Valentine hearts, children's scissors,
glitter, glitter glue, candy hearts and/or other Valentine's Day
What's in it for me?
First of all, it is fun! Joining a Kids Care Club will give you a
chance to work with other great kids who want to make a difference
in the world. Second, it will also give you opportunities to
exercise your creative and leadership skills, build confidence and
self-esteem. Third, it gives you the opportunity to meet new people
and expand your horizons. But most of all, nothing feels better and
lasts longer than the feeling you get from helping someone in your
community who really needs YOU! No one else can offer the same ideas
and energy that you can