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Kidsave: Connecting Children to Families, Changing Lives and Creating Miracles
Written by: Kajeet
Kidsave's vision is a world where every child is nurtured from birth, where the loss of human potential due to neglect is absent, and where people everywhere care enough that all children – even those abandoned – grow up in stable, loving families.
Since 1999, more than 1,750 children have traveled to the U.S. as part of the program, and 80 percent have found adoptive families.
SUMMER MIRACLES PROGRAM
Each summer, Kidsave works with communities across the country to bring older children ages 11 through 14, from foster homes and orphanages in Colombia, who have little or no chance of finding adoptive parents in their own country.
This summer, 17 kids are staying with volunteer host families for four to five weeks to learn about U.S. culture, attend summer camps and experience life in an American family. Host families work with Kidsave staff and volunteers to find the children adoptive families.
Each year Kidsave works with communities across the country to implement the Summer Miracles program. These communities consist of local families and volunteers who together commit to supporting the program for four to five weeks during the summer. Community volunteers host, help to raise funds, organize events and advocate for each host child’s adoption through community and media outreach.
Kidsave provides training and support to participating host families. They collaborate with social workers, adoption agencies, child welfare advocates and government officials to find safe, appropriate families for Colombian children.
KIDSAVE + KAJEET
Kajeet and Kidsave are both dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children who deserve the same opportunity as the rest of their companions. Our missions align, and we hope that working together, we can help save the children of the world – one kid at a time. These children are the future, and it is within our power to help.
Kajeet helps Kidsave by donating cell phones to the chaperones of the summer program to help them stay connected during their outings. Kajeet is always a supporter of this non-profit, and we have our very own Kidsave child in the Kajeet family – Daniel Neal, founder and CEO of Kajeet, adopted his son through this program.
How to get involved: If you are interested in this program, please visit: http://www.kidsave.org/.
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