Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Caring Kids Cards: Kids Accomplishing More Than Me (and most other adults)

What did you do when you were eight years old? What about five years old? Life probably consisted of going to school, playing with friends, and participating in activities such as sports or music. Well, two children, Gabrielle (age 8) and Aiden (age 5) created their own organization, Caring Kids Cards, and met former President Bush as a result of their volunteer service. Even most of us in our 30s and older probably haven't accomplished this much!

Caring Kids Cards is really simple in that their goal is to make a difference by putting a smile on someone’s face throughout the entire year. Gabrielle and Aiden accomplish this by making lots and lots of cards. They send the cards to active military around the world, to firefighters and police, to veterans and to senior homes for events such as the December Holidays, Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes, University Military Care Package program, Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day. They have a goal to give out over 10,000 cards, notebooks, school supplies, meals, or gifts by the time they are teenagers. That really is a lot of cards!

At this weekend's Celebrate Fairfax! festival, Caring Kids Cards is partnering with Operation: Military Kids, the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment. Please stop by the Kids Crafts Area in ExxonMobil's Children's Avenue to make or sign a card for military families and to support all Gabrielle & Aiden's work.

In addition, go to the Caring Kids Cards Facebook page to learn more about Caring Kids Cards and see all that Gabrielle and Aiden do. Since you're already there, click "like" on their Facebook page, since you truly will like what these kids have accomplished already and will continue to achieve in the future!

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