It’s our 1 year anniversary of SaMP Kids ~ Compassionate Kids Club! I can’t believe that we’ve made it a full year, our program is thriving, and reaching new families every week! We’re also making a BIG difference in our community, in the last year the SaMP Kids have logged over 875 volunteer hours, they have worked with the Religious Coalition to provide sunshine bags filled with hygiene items for those using the shelter, made the holidays a little happier for kids who found themselves at Children’s National Medical Center, baked cookies to raise money for St Jude, brought much needed pet supplies to Frederick County Animal Shelter, helped clean the streets of Frederick with the Downtown Frederick Partnership, created homes for birds to encourage them to make a home at Catoctin Creek Nature Center, held an EVERYTHING Sale for Blessings in a Backpack, created a meditation space, and shared a meal with Building Veterans! That’s a lot of lives they are helping!
This month the kids are working with SHIP (Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership) they have decided to undertake the enormous task of holding a talent show! Yesterday they worked on their show ideas, and finalized the details for the show which will be held at Dublin Roasters on December 1st at 5:30PM. They decided that admission for the show will be new hygiene items, or a cash donation. Everything the kids collect will be donated to SHIP to help with their “Homeless for the Holidays” Hygiene Drive.At our meeting yesterday the kids worked on their timeline, made posters for the event.
Next week is Thanksgiving week so we will not meet. Our next meeting is scheduled for November 27th 4:30 at the Common Market, we will have a little run through of each kids talent.
SaMP Kids – Compassionate Kids Club is a weekly group focused on compassion and community service. Kids of all ages will come together to choose a service based project that will help teach them the importance of compassion for others and how their service big and small can make a difference in our community.
We are still in need of ASL proficient volunteers to help at our weekly meetings if you are able and willing to assist one of our regular attendees get the most out of our weekly meet ups please consider signing up to help for a week or two throughout the year. http://signup.com/go/HtyNBNC
SaMP Kids is a free LEARN program thanks to the support of our sponsors and donors.