Charity starts at home, on the computer, in the KidzStore

YesKidzCan kids' charity siteYesKidzCan! is about co-founders Lisa Novick and Julie Chapman’s dream of making it easier for even
busy families to participate in giving back to their communities. Which is great. So when I had the opportunity to chat with them last week, I told them right up front that while gratuitous Z’s usually turn me right off, in their case, I’ll make an exception.

In the KidzStore you’ll find a variety of “Act of Kindness” kits for a mere $8 apiece (they’re even cheaper if you buy more), that contain whatever you need to bring charity to life in a theme that speaks to you. Kids as young as four can join in activities such as baking treats for animals at your local shelter, creating art for a local hospital or nursing home, or decorating pillowcases for soldiers with the iron-on designs and templates included in the kit. Each activity is designed to take as little as an hour, all while sparking conversation about and a love of regular acts of kindness.

There’s plenty of other resources on the site, too, from book suggestions to links to other do-gooders, and more. And while it may not be exactly $8 worth of stuff in the kit, it hardly matters since all proceeds from the sales are donated to charity. Awezome. –Mir

Visit YesKidzCan! and purchase your Act of Kindness kits to start giving back.

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

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