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Kids Can Help, Too!

You can try one of these ideas or create e a project on your own!

Kids with Homes Helping Kids Without

Students discover philanthropy by selecting their own fundraising project and managing it from start to finish, with little or no help from their teachers or parents.  Students develop leadership skills, build self-esteem and learn about teamwork while working towards a final goal, making a difference in the life of a local family struggling with homelessness.

Project Ideas:

  • Hold a bake sale or lemonade stand
  • Organize a dance, bowl-a-thon, walk-a-thon or car wash


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If you wish to make Family Promise the beneficiary of your eventplease contact: 

Tracy L. McKeithen, M.A.
Network Director @ 847-475-4500


Houses for Change

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Organize a Family Promise “Houses for ChangeTM” event in your community, a fun and creative project for children to help homeless families.

Using magic markers, crayons, collage material, stickers and your imagination, decorate a plain box to look like a house. Take the box home and in the following weeks or months fill the box with loose change. At a selected date, for example Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter or the end of the school year, families bring their filled boxes back to the participating organization for a communal donation to Family Promise. 

Please go to the Family Promise national website to get started.