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Kids Are Gathering Their Loose Change to Assist Tsunami Victims

1/28/2005:   A new online fundraising campaign, Quarters from Kids, launched this month as a way to engage kids in raising money to support the South Asia tsunami relief effort and for young people to realize they have the power to make the world a better place.

The website, sponsored by Google and supported by more than 100 organizations dedicated to children, enables youth and adults who work with them to
  • raise money, quarter by quarter, by donating through the website or mailing in contributions, with 100% of the money going directly to relief organizations;

  • access resources about the impact of the tsunami on people in the South Asia region, and about social and global activism; and

  • share stories about the impact of children's actions and generosity.
According to the website, contributions through Quarters From Kids from scouting troops, afterschool programs, and classroom projects have already started. Funding is coming in from bake sales, car washes, loose change collection, and other grassroots efforts. To learn more, visit www.quartersfromkids.org.

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