Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 7, 2017
2340 Stewart Avenue Westbury
New York 11590, United States
Members of the Bowling Green Elementary School Kiwanis Kids in the East Meadow School District recently teamed up to help young children in Indonesia and Nicaragua pursue their educational dreams through the Bezos Family Foundation’s Students Rebuild Youth Uplift Challenge.
The students assembled on Feb. 27 to cut out paper hands and inscribe messages on them using crayons, colored pencils and markers. The uplifting messages suggested ways to make the world a better place, such as preserving the earth, being kind to all and helping others.
According to its website, the Bezos Family Foundation was created in 2010 in response to the devastating Haiti earthquake with the mission of assisting young people to achieve their full potential and make a meaningful contribution to society through education. The Youth Uplift Challenge invests in financial literacy, job and entrepreneurship training, and youth-led groups and networks to help young people overcome the setbacks of poverty. For every hand sent in, the Bezos Family Foundation donates $1.90 – up to $500,000 – to Save the Children’s programs, which empower youth in Indonesia and Nicaragua to rise into the life they dream of.
The Bowling Green Kiwanis Kids club made and sent in 180 hands garnering a total of $342 to the organization.
1) Members of the Bowling Green Elementary School Kiwanis Kids took on the Bezos Family Foundation’s Students Rebuild Youth Uplift Challenge by making paper hands with inspirational messages to help young children in Indonesia and Nicaragua pursue their educational dreams.
2) Bowling Green Elementary School third-graders Jared Wildman and Gunner Carlson decorated paper hands with uplifting messages to help children in Indonesia and Nicaragua.
Photos courtesy of the East Meadow School District