Trick or treat?
For many children this Halloween, being able to wear a costume may be the biggest treat of all.
Let’s Help Kids, a non-profit organization started by six-year-old Rachel Harris (who is now 12), conducts a Halloween costume drive every year to provide free costumes to children in
Rachel and Jen interviewed by Mark & Carolyn to discuss Let’s Help Kids and paying it forward on Blog Talk Radio.
Rachel, our founder, was highlighted on the DC FOX 5 Channel as part of their Pay It Forward series. We could not be more proud of her!
Farm Rich has chosen six youth-led charitable organizations to each receive a donation of $2,000 to further their work. The frozen snacks and appetizers brand selected projects led by children who dedicate their free time and energy to helping other youth. Complete Press Release
The Loudoun 100 Project seeks to give recognition to people in and around Loudoun County who are making a difference for this community. It is here to give honor and a platform to help them make the change they are trying to make. See the post and photographs here.
Rachel Harris’s idea to start a business began during reading time in her kindergarten class. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, a book by Carol McCloud, left a lasting impression on the 6-year-old and inspired her to help children “whose parents don’t have enough money to buy them things that
Rachel Harris and her mom, Jen Sterling, are making dreams come true one child at a time with Let’s Help Kids.
(Originally published in Family Circle magazine, Feb 2012 issue)
Article by Alison Goldman
Photo by Malek Naz Freidouni
Three years ago, Jen Sterling, 42, was driving her daughter, Rachel Harris, home
Rachel Madison Harris is our youngest philanthropist. We sat down and talked shop with little Rachel and her mom, Jen Sterling.
Photograph by Michael Vonal
Tell us about yourself.
RH: My name is Rachel Madison Harris and I am 7 years old and I just finished first grade. I live with
Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has awarded more than 13,000 youth volunteers ages six to 18, with more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes.
This year’s winners were selected from more than 37,000 youth nominees nationwide for volunteer efforts reaching far above and beyond