Welcome, thank you for stopping by... My name is Ashlee and I would like to
invite you to join me in making the world a better place for everyone.
Iwould like to thank all who have donated. You have helped us send over 2,000 caring bags, over 10,000 pairs of shoes and over 4,000 stuffed animals in school bags, to help the hurricane victims get reestablished. We are still accepting donations. We especially still need toothpaste, deodorant, socks and children shoes. You can also send financial donations as well. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you. Send donations to...
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A SPECIAL WAY A personal story
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Ashlee Kephart ran with the Winter Olympic Torch on Jan,18 2010 and it was awesome.
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When Ashlee was 11 years old, she gave the gift of music to some very sick kids through a program she called "Music From The Heart." Ashlee, an avid musician, wanted to play violin at the Ronald McDonald house"...so the kids could enjoy the healing effects of music." But she was too young to volunteer. Since she couldn't go inside, she sent the music in without her. She collects and donates CD players, recorded music, even karaoke machines. As a result, the Ronald McDonald House now holds karaoke parties for its patients.
In her young life, Ashlee has already volunteered more than 5000 hours and collected thousands of dollars in donations. Shes always thinking about new efforts like her "Walk In My Shoes" program where she hopes to collect new shoes for kids in need. Along with all of this, Ashlee still spends countless hours playing her violin at nursing homes and senior centers. Why? "Music breaks down barriers and heals communities one heart at a time."
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Ashlee Kephart who started her first project at age 9, leads when there’s a need. Her passion for volunteering began in 3rd grade, when she started working on “Nurse Nancy’s Wish List,” an effort to collect supplies for her school nurse. That was just the beginning...
Connecting With Africa
I would like to thank all who donated to our Connecting With Africa programs. We filled two 40 foot containers, one sent fall of 2005 to Kenya and one May 2006 to Liberia, filled with caring bags, clothes, toys, books, household items, furniture, computers, appliances, and even a vehicle. In the spring of 2009, fall of 2010, winter 2011 and spring of 2012, we sent 12 large barrels full of school supplies, books, toys and shoes to the Kids For A Better World Child Development Center in Liberia, which was opened in January 2008. The Center is currently serving over 500 children and more school supplies are needed as well as funding for another building so no child is turned away. We hope to send barrels filled with supplies twice a year; by the end of the year and in the spring. If you would like to donate items or help with the cost of sending these items, (cost of sending a large barrel is around $250),Send donations to...
*Kids of all ages can help send barrels full of school supplies through our "CHANGE FOR CHANGE" program. Kids can collect coins to help change the lives of the children in Africa by putting jars in businesses, churches, schools or ask for change when they go trick or treating. We will recognize all contributions on the website, and we welcome pictures of you with your cans. Our goal is to raise $750 to send 3 barrels.
*We also have a new sponsorship program where you can sponsor a child for $35 a month or a one time gift and you will receive pictures of your sponsored child and get updates and letters from them.
See Smiles for a picture of children at the new Kids For A Better World Child Development Center in Liberia!
“If you put your mind to it, anything can happen.” Ashlee Kephart
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Kids For A Better World empowers youth to make a difference by offering volunteer and educational opportunities for local and global youth, to learn fundraising, volunteerism and corporate responsibilities, and encourages the empowerment of youth, by educating them in starting their own community initiatives.
Updates and Highlighted Projects
Be The Change Challenge:
Be The Change,
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Kids For A Better World is on the road with their Be The Change Challenge, bringing Service Learning Projects into schools and supporting youth initiatives. The National Honor Society Students at BC High in Brooklyn Center, MN took the challenge to Be The Change. Their bringing awareness to homelessness through the making of Caring Bags For Homeless Teens. What will you do to Be The Change? Contact Kids For A Better World and let us know what you're doing. Or maybe you have an idea but not sure how to implement it. Kids For A Better World can help. Take the challenge andBe The Change!
Video...The history behind Kids For A Better World, Inc.. How Ashlee's volunteering turned into an organization that reaches across global communities.
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Brooklyn Center Teen to Receive National
Award for 'Most Caring American'
Brooklyn Center teen is one of five young people in the nation being honored as one of 2008’s “Most Caring Americans.” Ashlee and four other young adults will be honored at the annual induction ceremony on April 7th, 2008 at the Frederick Douglass Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans in Washington, D.C.. Most recently, Ashlee’s founded an African chapter of “Kids for a Better World.” Read more... Also see Smiles for a picture of children at the new Kids For A Better World Child Development Center in Liberia!
Videos... Coca-Cola 2010 Olympic Torchbearer Ashlee Kephart
from Brooklyn Center, MN on KARE 11
Cornerstone Grant - Ashlee Kephart
Twin Cities Live features Coca-Cola
Olympic Torchbearer Ashlee Kephart from MN
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Below are links to my most current donation efforts. Please take the time to help others in need
through this website or in your own community. “If you put your mind to it, anything can happen.” Ashlee Kephart