Posted by: The I AM Foundation | September 7, 2010

“Kids for Peace” Gifts I AM! Affirmation Books in Haiti


The I AM Foundation has gifted thousands of I AM! Affirmation Books to Kids for Peace for distribution to children around the world. Kids for Peace creates Peace Packs for children that include some wonderful notes from children and supplies from other donors.

Haitian children receive the Peace Packs from Kids for Peace with I AM! Affirmation Books creating beaming smiles!

After the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, The I AM Foundation teamed up with Kids for Peace again to gift I AM! Affirmation Books to the children of Haiti. I AM books were sponsored by a fundraiser by Compassion Happens and PuddleDancer Press  and were gifted to Kids for Peace to place in their Peace Packs.

Here is an excerpt from the Kids for Peace Newsletter regarding their work in Haiti:

A child from Haiti reads his note of friendship found inside his Peace Pack.

When Kids for Peace learned of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the children immediately knew they had to do something.  Our chapters all over the world got busy, joined forces, and raised money to donate to our friends at Sion Fonds (www.sionfonds.org)  and buy Peace Pack supplies.  Thanks to an amazing fundraiser put on by Kamie of It’s a Luv Thing (www.itsaluvthing.com), we raised enough money to make 250 Peace Packs and send $4500 cash to Haiti.  Wow!

We had several Peace Pack making events for Haiti.  The largest was held at the New World Leadership Children’s Academy in Encinitas, California.  The children learned about life in Haiti from John Monfort who was born and raised in Haiti and lost a family member in the earthquake.  The kids were mesmerized by his stories of banana trees, soccer and colorful cars.  His richness of spirit touched our kids and inspired great kindness in their notes of friendship inside their Peace Packs.

Because of close relationships we have with others, our efforts have made a direct and meaningful impact in Haiti.  The children of Sion Fonds have received medical help and much needed supplies, thanks to our kids.  With the magnificent efforts of Eric Klein of www.can-do.org and our very own Ruthie Kaminskas, all Peace Packs have been delivered to beaming smiles.

Kids for Peace truly is uplifting our world with love and action.

The I AM Foundation is proud to be a supporter of the great work that Kids for Peace does in the world by gifting our books to their programs and peace packs.

For more information on Kids for Peace contact:

Jill McManigal

Co-Founder and Exec. Director of Kids for Peace

760.730.3320

www.KidsforPeaceUSA.org

Kids For Peace Pledge

I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.

I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.

I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands.

I pledge to respect people in each and every land.

I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.

I pledge to do my part to create peace for one and all.

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