Kids Helping Kids (KHK) is a youth philanthropy program that invites children to make a difference in the lives of their homeless peers by collecting coins for Wellspring Family Services.
Each year, we are grateful for the hundreds of children who are committed to making a positive difference in our community!
KHK began in 2009 when a young girl named Rena Mateja raised an astounding $506 in change from friends, family, and neighbors to donate to Wellspring. Her impact quickly grew as she inspired other children to get involved and do the same. Since 2009, KHK has raised more than $40,000 to support homeless children and families by helping fund programs such as our Early Learning Center.
How Does it Work?
The first step is for children to either procure or create a coin jar. You can:
- Visit the Wellspring office to pick up a KHK jar
The next step is to get creative and start filling the jar with change! Some children contribute a portion of their allowance money, others host a bake sale or lemonade stand, and some even offer to do extra chores around the house. For a list of age-and campaign-specific fundraising ideas for your children to start filling their jar, click here!
You can also learn more by watching our 60-second video:
Once the jar is filled, children are invited to drop off their donation at Wellspring Family Services between 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday. We are happy to provide age-appropriate tours of our agency so children can see the impact of their donation.
For more information or questions about KHK, please email Thomasina Schmitt, Corporate and Community Engagement Director, or call 206.902.4259.