Here are some examples of activities kids have done!
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Kids for Kids
Sarah and her friends deliver the gifts and "Birthday Party in a Bag" donations to AWAIC in Anchorage. They got to speak with one of the center directors at AWAIC to learn about what the center does and how it helps kids. Their donation was published in the AWAIC newsletter and they each got certificates for being good citizens.
Sarah and her friends assembled Birthday Parties in Bag for AWAIC Center in Anchorage. A "Birthday Party in a Bag" has all of the fixings necessary for a party for 8: cake mix, frosting, candles, cups, forks, napkins and party favors! They made 24 of them and collected new gifts to donate to kids staying at the center so they could choose a new gift and have a party on their birthday.
On her 10th birthday, Sarah and her friends had a jewelry making party. That jewelry and some of the additional 40 earring and bracelet sets that Sarah made over the summer were exchanged for a suggested donation of $7.00 each at the Kid's Flea Market/Spenard Farmer's Market in Anchorage. Proceeds will go to the Child Life program at the Alaska Children's Hospital at Providence in Anchorage. She will continue to make and sell the jewelry until she reaches her goal of a $500 donation.
Sarah being filmed and interviewed at the Spenard Farmer's Market by Abby Hancock, a reporter for the NBC/KTUU Channel 2 news.
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This is what the packaged jewelry sets look like. The earrings and bracelets are put inside plastic envelopes and stapled inside each side of a notecard with Alaska Kids for Kids information printed on the outside. When the cards are open and standing up, they make their own "stand" to display the jewelry set inside. When the note cards are closed, the sides are tied together with a pretty ribbon and slipped into an envelope with a handwritten thank you note on the outside of the envelope.
Video from Alaska NBC KTUU Channel 2 News segment featuring Alaska Kids for Kids that aired on Sunday August 26, 2012. Click on arrow to start video. Click on small box in lower right corner for full screen view.