Check out these inspiring kids’ Philanthropy Stories
Anyone can change the world. Take a look at what these kids did when they started something to try to make a difference. Their philanthropy efforts SNOWBALLED into something huge!
11 year-old Olivia Bouler wrote a letter to the national Audubon Society, offering to sell her drawings to raise money for oil spill clean up in the Gulf of Mexico. She has done 150 illustrations and raised over $200,000!
When Cameron Cohen was 11 years old he spent the time he was recovering from surgery to write an iPhone app and donates a portion of his earnings to buy electronics for other hospitalized kids!
Phoebe Russell saw a homeless man begging for food, and decided to do something about it. She decided to ask people to bring in their cans to school and through recycling these cans she raised $3736.30 for the San Francisco Food bank 1 nickel at a time! This is the equivalent of 17800 hot meals.
After his parents took him to “skid row” in Los Angeles to feed the homeless, 10 year old Jonas Corona wanted to do more. Since he was too young to volunteer in the shelters he started his own non-profit to help kids without food or shelter.
These are great examples of projects that started a snowball. Your project could do the same, but it does not have to be something that gets on the news, or that turns into your own non-profit. Think of your own project and go for it. You have the power to make an impact on your community. If you have an idea and want money for it click on the button below to apply for a grant. If you need help check out our cool tool to help you find some ideas. Any one can change the world you can too. All you have to do is get started.