I was so touched to receive your Stories of Giving card in the mail. Truly this is what Christmas is all about! People always amaze me with the love and hard work they put into making the world a better place.
The group that I volunteer is Kidcare International. Kidcare is a USAID registered organization located right here in Claremont, CA. Over the last fifteen years, the people of KidCare International have reached out with compassion to serve many desperately disadvantaged children in our own community as well as throughout the world. They are not necessarily a large organization as far as number of people or dollars, but they are big as far as impact.
Domestically, Kidcare offers a local foodbank, has just given out thousands of Kidpacks filled with goodies for Christmas, and offers a weekly Study Buddies program. Internationally, they support kids with food, supplies, and medical needs. I personally know people who have accompanied supplies all over the world, and this year they have made numerous additional trips to Haiti to bring food, supplies, and medical help.
Thank you for all you do!