K.I.D.S. operates six key programs that focus on meeting the needs of:
Victims of Natural Disasters and Political Unrest: Building on over 20 years of relationships with donors and local agencies, K.I.D.S. delivers product immediately and directly to families affected by natural disasters. K.I.D.S. brought needed essentials to approximately 500,000 children affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, more than 300,000 young victims of the Asian Tsunami, and over 60,000 children affected by the Lebanon-Israel War.
Domestic Abuse Victims: Hundreds of thousands of children in family shelters for domestic abuse victims receive toys from K.I.D.S., bringing joy into their lives at a difficult time. In the serious work that must occur to restore a child's sense of safety and routine, new belongings can be a touching affirmation that life is again returning to a brighter state of affairs.
Children with Low Literacy Levels: K.I.D.S. provides new, brand-name, age- appropriate books to children on Native American reservations and in after-school programs who have low literacy levels and need encouragement in the love of reading.
Children of Incarcerated Parents/Juvenile Offenders: K.I.D.S. gives books to children of incarcerated parents for parent/child reading during visitations to prison. Books and apparel are also provided to programs helping young inmates regain their sense of purpose and self-confidence.
Military Families/Wounded Soldiers: K.I.D.S. provides infant and juvenile items to children and parents on military bases who are left behind while their loved ones fight for our freedom. Together with its partner charity, Fashion Delivers, K.I.D.S. also directs clothing, books and other necessities to Germany to help make life better for U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The purpose of this post is tri-fold:
1. To get an easy $25 donated for my time to do this post.
2. To share with you a product I feel surpasses any other shoe we have worn. They stay on, they are comfortable and I can testify, they LAST! Some of these Robeez are on their third kid now and let me tell ya, they're just as darling on little Karris as they were on my boys!
3. I want to give the opportunity to participate in this Season of Giving! Together, we CAN make a difference!
Update! I found out if I linked from facebook and myspace they count as blogs so that's $75 for my posts donated; plus I sent 10 cards for $50 so my total difference tonight is $125! It's so EASY! Just go to robeez.com and click away!