The most outward sign that school is about to start, and in some communities already started, are school buses. Backpack laden students climb aboard fleets of yellow buses in their neighborhoods and arrived at school for days of learning, jostling social issues, and after school activities. The school calendar defines
Here’s an interesting number, the average American spent $2,842 on entertainment in 2015. That’s the most recent number available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of course, that number varies depending on income, age, and geographic location.
Entertainment is a common budgeting line item. Why? Because we crave the escape
It’s summer, that means sunshine, pools, lakes, and the beach – swimming. Visiting a community pool or public body of water on a hot day is an inexpensive way for a family to have fun, get some exercise, and be social. It’s a great outing for families living on the
There is a popular frozen yogurt chain in our area called Sweet Frog. Regardless of the temperature outside, this fill-your-own sweet creamy dessert shop is full of kids. You’ll find sports teams celebrating a win or consoling a loss after a game; birthday parties where kids can indulge in a dinner-ruining
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This year marks Let’s Help Kids 7th year – lucky seven to all of us. We’ve learned. The biggest lesson is that our organization does make a difference. We see it in the smiles of the children we help, in the letters
In 2017, Let’s Help Kids will be pushing its initiative to find more ways to teach children how to become philanthropists. The goal is to build communities of givers. A study published by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that is best known for its AmeriCorps
This Tuesday is election day. Let’s Help Kids is a non-partisan organization. But we vote. We vote for kids.
We urge you to exercise your rights as a US citizen to be heard, to be counted, to express your opinion. We also ask that you vote with an eye not
Parents are always looking for the one feature that will give their children a leg up in life. For many, it’s directing their kids into sports, music lessons, art, summer classes, or foreign language. Take your pick. But turning your preschooler into Picasso may not secure their future success as
March in Washington DC brings a riot of color along DC’s famous tidal basin. Over 3,000 cherry trees blossom in a symbol of spring and friendship between Japan and the United States. But for us at Let’s Help Kids, spring brings our gala where we fill a ballroom with balloons
Let’s Help Kids is always brainstorming ways that as a small, growing organization we can impact the greatest number of kids in our community.
One of our supporters came up with the idea of collecting gently used Halloween costumes and distributing them to families who couldn’t afford them for their