Kids Helping Kids Sacramento
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Programs

Description
We provide tutoring to kindergarten students at Carmichael Elementary once per week. Our goal is to assist in the education of children who may not otherwise receive the help they need. We believe arts are an important part of any any childhood, and we are happy to provide this opportunity to the kids at Carmichael Elementary. By partnering with these local kids, we not only get to develop relationships within the community, but we also can give them something the lack of funding in schools has taken away. We do a different art project with them every other week to inspire their creativity. We also maintain a program that allows kids to have a better understanding of nature and develop an appreciation for the natural world around them that they might not be able to experience otherwise at their age. Some gardens grow vegetables, which helps the kids understand where their food comes from and how to grow and sustain their own garden. The overall program includes creating garden boxes and growing all different kinds of plants with the kids
Budget
$844
Program Successes
Our program has been essentially to maintaining tutoring, arts, and gardening programs on campus at Carmichael Elementary. We serve kindergarten, 5th grade, and ELL classes and offer academic support. Carmichael Elementary has a well-maintained garden, and we find that the students have come to recognize us as constants in their academic experience. Since we first started our Local Outreach program, we've been able to make it a priority by spending 2 of our 5 class days at Carmichael Elementary with the students, to best foster those relationships.
Description
We aid families in paying for expenses they face when their child has cancer. Lodging, transportation, and food are all additional expenses that are difficult to cover when dealing with such a hardship. In hopes of making the process easier for each family, we cover the expenses for each of their unique needs. This is the newest population of children KHK has served.
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
We have partnered with the Keaton Child Cancer Alliance to find families that need financial assistance while fighting a tough battle. In one year alone, we allocated $25,000 to this cause and aided over 30 families.
Description
We provide graduating high school seniors who are homeless, in foster care, or at risk with laptop computers and shopping sprees for dorm necessities, as well as a $300 stipend for books. We aim to level the playing field for these students and provide them with all of the materials to which they do not have access in order to give them all of the tools vital to academic success.
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
Last year, we provided 30 students with laptops and shopping sprees.
Description
We partnered with another nonprofit, Love, Light, and Melody, to address a problem in Managua, Nicaragua. We maintain a safe house called Club Hope and work to pull impoverished children out of abysmal living conditions and prostitution rings, while providing them with education and nourishment. We are working to build a public school with grades K-12 as well for the children of Managua.
Budget
$15,000
Program Successes
- Construction of the K-12 school in Managua, Nicaragua has recently started. We are helping to eradicate homelessness and human trafficking by providing a safe space for disadvantaged children.
- 15% of our annual revenue is given to Love, Light, and Melody each year, helping them continue their important mission.
- In addition, we have sent KHK students to Cuba to serve disabled children and their families, who aren't considered citizens of their country.
- Last year, we allocated $13,000 to our global cause.
Description
Through the Grant and Aid program, Kids Helping Kids provides specific individuals in our community the opportunity to gain our help in overcoming large obstacles. We open an online application process to any child in need in the Sacramento area. We review the requests to decide who we can help and to what extent. In the past we have helped a variety of individuals, one example was the purchase of a specialized tricycle-like motor vehicle which allowed Dillon, a child with special needs, to develop critical motor skills and move independently. We also helped Lindsi, a young girl with cancer, who needed funds to continue to be able to travel to the chemotherapy she needed, along with a variety of other families in need. This past summer, we provided funds for a mission trip for a young lady named Faith, who wanted to help children in Africa with AIDS.
Budget
$2,000
Program Successes
- One of our many success was helping a young boy named Dillon, who had special needs, obtain a special needs tricycle to help him develop his motor skills.
- We have also helped a family in our region made up of a grandmother and her three grandchildren. Although the three children had been put in her custody, the grandmother could not afford to support them all. As a result, Kids Helping Kids bought her many of the basic necessities for her and the kids such as clothes, food, and some financial help to get off their feet.
- One of our most recent success was a young girl named Lindsi who had cancer and asked us if we could help pay for her and her family to move to a better facility where she could receive better treatment. We gladly accepted and now she is in the right place to get all that she needs to beat her illness.