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Fill a ‘Make Your House a Home’ Basket for Acts Housing

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Kids Impact Community for a kid-led celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through a virtual event and corresponding service project. With your support, your children will engage neighbors, friends and family to fill a Make Your House a Home Basket for Acts Housing with the painting, gardening and other necessities a family needs to make their very first house a home. This is a great opportunity for our kids to learn they have the capability of making a difference in our community, while spreading Dr. King’s message of equality and love!

Having a place to call home is central to our lives. It is a privilege we have come to acknowledge even more this year as we spend so much time in our homes. Safe and secure housing enables our kids to stay in the same school all year, offers a place for family to gather, a community to engage with and an address so we can vote and work.

Acts Housing, a local nonprofit focuses on growing equal housing opportunities with the mission of “empowerment through home ownership.”  They believe if you buy a home, you build a community. The organization makes it possible for families with barriers (credit, savings, financial, language, etc.) to become homeowners. They provide homebuyer counseling, real estate brokerage and home rehab expertise. Since 1995, they have helped 2500 families purchase homes. Our baskets will be given to homeowners in celebration of their hard work and success.

Purpose: Our goal with this project is to give you the opportunity to really empower your children and let them know they have the capability of making change in our community!

Impact: Children will learn they can be true leaders and that their little hands can make a big impact on others by spreading Dr. King’s message of equality and love.

Part One: Virtual Event
We will gather together on Zoom for a story, chat about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss the importance of having a safe and permanent home. We will hear from representatives from Acts Housing, see examples of what goes into the baskets and explain the project to your kids.

We hope this event will empower your children to be leaders and help them understand the difference they are making through this project.

Part Two: Service Project

Your children, along with an adult, will reach out to family, friends and neighbors to ask for donations to help fill the Make Your House a Home Basket. After you register, we will follow up with a detailed email including important dates, more specifics about what items to collect, and prepared documents to help set your children up for success!

Where: Your house and neighborhood!

When: January 18, 4-5 p.m. Virtual Project Introduction and Kick-off (Zoom)

January 18-30 Contact neighbors/friends/family and collect donations

January 31 Basket drop-off

Registration: Available here

Cancellations: In the event that you are unable to complete your basket or need to make alternative arrangements to deliver your basket, please contact erinlemoine@kicmke.org.

Participant Cap: unlimited

Age: K5+

Cost: The only cost to you would include any donation your family wishes to make.

Questions: Email erinlemoine@kicmke.org.


January 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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