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Kids Korps USA

Organization: Non-Profit, Community Service
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

265 Santa Helena, Suite 130
Solana Beach, CA 92075

County/Parish:San Diego

Main/General Business Number: 858.259.3602

Make Checks Payable To: Kids Korps USA

Mission: Kids Korps USA engages young people, ages 5 through 18, in
community service. Our mission is to instill in America's youth
the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in
leadership and responsibility. Our vision is to develop leaders
for life through youth volunteerism.

The mission of Kids Korps has an indelible and unique impact beyond
the many benefits of volunteerism: we shape young lives through
exposure to, and direct involvement in community service. The daily
benefit of improving ones community is tangible. The lifelong benefit
to young volunteers is an increase in their level of maturity,
empathy, and positive perspective on how THEY can make the world a
better place.

Volunteering is about giving, contributing, and helping others
- making a meaningful and lasting contribution to a better
community. Volunteering is helping in a homeless shelter, giving
aid to seniors, holding hands in a hospice or cleaning up a local
stream. The selfless act of volunteering is what binds communities

People in need want understanding, not sympathy. Service projects
enable our youth to develop the values of caring, giving and compassion
for others.

We embrace diversity. Breaking down cultural barriers enables us to
respect and value each other's differences. Understanding helps kids
to develop their full potential.

Kids become Teen Leaders and mentor other kids. Hands-on leadership
is developed through cooperative volunteerism, task-orientation, and
focus on outcomes.

Our service-based model provides opportunities for youth to learn about
their community including its needs strengths, and diversity.

Team Building
Working together to solve a community need promotes positive interaction
among peers.

By giving to and supporting the community in which they live, our
youth are more connected and proud to be socially responsible members
of society.

Families volunteer together - providing a tremendous opportunity for
families to spend quality time together, to bond, and to grow.

Children become more aware of local issues and help provide solutions
through their personal efforts. This instills social and personal responsibility and a sense of purpose.

Making a difference builds adolescent's self-esteem: a vital
quality that is so important in the development of healthy,
happy youth. Confidence and unmistakable pride comes from the
accomplishment of volunteering, serving the community and helping
others in need.

Eligibility For Services:Impacted by the 2007 SoCal Wildfires

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary


Kids Korps USA Joins Relief
Efforts for Fire Victims

This has been a trying time for all of San Diego County. Hundreds
of thousands of people have been and continue to be displaced by
the fires, and many others have been impacted and will continue
to feel the effects of this past week.

In light of these events, Kids Korps is activating emergency
response projects in coordination with our community partners.

Kids Korps can only respond to our recipients' needs with your
financial support. We are asking you to please make a financial
contribution in support of the following relief and recovery

? Purchasing and assembling toiletry kits for displaced men, women
and children
? Assembling care packages and thank you cards for our firefighting
? Planning Halloween parties and costume donations for child evacuees
? Assembling Thanksgiving care packages and gift cards for displaced
? Assisting in reconstruction and revitalization efforts
? Targeting your neighborhood's needs and creating specific programs
for those in need

While you are at home with family or friends, we ask you to begin
writing thank you cards for our heroes: the firefighters, military,
national guard and volunteers.

This is a crisis in which we can make a significant difference
together. You may send your tax-deductible donation, whatever
amount you can, and your letters and gift cards to Kids Korps USA,
265 Santa Helena, Suite 130, Solana Beach, CA 92075 or call us at
858.259.3602 to make a pledge.

Also, keep in mind that along with this crisis, our traditional
recipients still depend on us and your support. We have numerous
projects this coming weekend with opportunities to get involved.
The need is more urgent than ever.

Just some of the relief organizations that Kids Korps supports
include: San Diego Food Bank, North County Food Bank, Angel?s
Depot, Bread of Life, St. Vincent de Paul, San Diego Rescue
Mission, Interfaith Community Services, Salvation Army, Catholic
Charities, Encinitas Community Resource Center, Habitat For
Humanity, Senior Community Center, Helen Woodward Animal Center,
San Diego Humane Society.

Thank you all for your continuing support, we look forward to
working together!

Info Source/Changes:
corrected org, added avails, needs, key items
(see full history)

Created At: Sun Nov 25 04:18:00 -0700 2007
Updated At: Sun Jun 01 15:37:39 -0700 2008
Updated By: LTel

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