We teach kids at a young age how to be kind and compassionate towards others, especially in situations in which they may not be familiar. We know it's easy to be afraid of what we don't know. But if we can encourage new experiences for our children, we can help them reach new heights.
Hi, I'm Rylan!
I'm 10 years old and I'm the oldest of the For Purpose Friends. I'm from Florida and I like to help people who are sick. Sometimes, I organize bake sales at my school and lemonade stands in my neighborhood to raise money for groups that help them. I love to see smiles on the faces of the people I help, it makes me very happy to be able to cheer them up.
Ni hao, I'm Tsz Yau!
(Pronounced like "Knee How" and "Zee Yow") I'm 7 years old. I was born in China and I was adopted, now I live with my adopted family in Hong Kong. I love nature and I play outside all of the time. I get very sad when people throw trash out of their cars or are wasteful with water. We always recycle cans and paper at home. It's fun being able to protect the environment. I can't wait to keep learning how I can do more.
Namaste, my name is Deepu!
(Namaste is how you say "hi" in Hindi, the language I speak at home). I'm 8 years old and I live in India. I love animals and I really enjoy looking at pictures of them from around the world. It upsets me to learn that some animals are hunted for silly reasons and are disappearing. I also don't like to see animals on the street without food or water. I save up money to donate to wildlife conservation groups and I volunteer at the local animal shelter, taking care of the animals. It's nice to help the animals that other people have forgotten.
Howdy ya'll, my name is Dane!
I'm 6 years old and I live in Texas. I raise money from my local food bank and I volunteer with my family at a homeless shelter. The shelter serves food to people that don't have enough to eat. Everyone is so grateful for the meal they receive and that makes me feel really good inside. I tell my buddies about the good things I do for others. It's fun when we all volunteer together!
Jambo, I'm JoJo!
(That's how you say hello in Swahili, where my grandparents are from in Africa). I'm 5 years old and I'm the youngest of the For Purpose Friends. I live in England with my grandparents and I love going to school. My grandparents told me that there are still some places around the world where kids don't go to school. I think about ways I can help kids learn, even if they don't have a school to go to. I send school supplies so that they can do the same things I love to do in my school.