40,000 More Meals, Just in Time for the Holidays!

IMG_0874Jessica Rink, Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager for Bank of America stopped by the food bank yesterday with a wonderful gift. Thanks to a grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Food Bank of the Rockies will be able to provide 40,000 meals to our neighbors in need, just in time for the holidays. The grant we received is part of ongoing investments the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is making to address immediate critical needs, such as hunger and shelter, and longer term solutions that promote financial wellness through access to benefits and resources. We are filled of gratitude, knowing the pantries of those struggling to put food on the table will be filled as well. Thanks Bank of America!

A Poem from Kid President

Feeling like there's not a lot of hope in our world?  Kid President is here to inspire you.  Keep going, keep going, keep going.   Watch his poem below.

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Be inspired HERE.  Kids, what can YOU do to inspire people to keep going?

 

Keep Movin On

Bad things happen.  Every day.  Kids have an amazing way to taking despair and turning it into gold.  They inspire, they pour out their hearts, they encourage and find the hope in the midst of blackness.  These 3 girls have captured our hearts.  Their voices rise like angels in this video.  A national tragedy occurred and they make the decision to turn it into a song.

Watch and be inspired.   Kids, what would your song say?

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Taken from their YouTube page..."This is a song of encouragement for survivors, written by Currey Ingram Academy students Megan Hamilton (4th grade), Maddie Hogan (3rd grade) and Sasha Mason (4th grade), with help from teachers and songwriters RC Richmond, Dita Rose and Eric Vinson. The song and video were produced in the Currey Ingram Academy recording studio by teacher and songwriter Sean Kelly.

**If you like this video and song, please give to The One Fund for Boston to help the survivors of the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombings. Give at this link:https://secure.onefundboston.org/page...Our letter to the world: http://tinyurl.com/cjs753l  To play and/or download song: http://tinyurl.com/c9zuv3o

More information about our song and story is also online athttps://www.curreyingram.org/KMO.

Buddy Bench

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How many playgrounds are there in this country?  How many kids feel alone on those playgrounds?  How many parents worry about this kids being one of those lonely kids on the playground?  This little dude came up with a solution.  And we think it's rather brilliant.  The beauty of this story is it's simple.  If every school had a Buddy Bench, just think about the smiles and friendships that could bloom as a result.  Way to go Christian.  We'll be your buddy any day of the week.  Kids, can YOU convince your principal to add a Buddy Bench on YOUR playground?

Read Christian's story HERE.

Dannie’s Army

Grab your kleenex folks.  When you see what this group of elementary school boys have to say about respecting each other's differences and showing love, your heart will soften immediately.  We should all strive to be more like Dannie and his posse.  Kids, what can YOU do to show love for kids who are getting picked on?  

Watch his remarkable story HERE.    "Danny Keefe is a 6-year-old optimist with a speech disorder. And he doesn't care what other people think. In fact, this spunky kindergartner wears a suit, tie, and fedora to school every day. He's also the water coach for the Bridgewater Badgers, a pee wee football team comprised of a band of boys who have rallied around Danny in the hopes to make his life better."

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Kids, what are YOU Passionate About?

Connor loves space.  And he wants to be an astronaut.  Because of his passion, he has make a mark in the world of space exploration.  Kids, do you see what an impact you can make when you invest your heart into something?  Just ask Connor.  He recently got a phone call from the last man who stood on the moon.  How cool is that?

Read his story HERE

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2nd Grader Stepping Up

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Check out what this awesome 2nd grader did to fight hunger.  He's working with our friends at Hunger Free Colorado to give back and he's making a significant difference!   Way to go TJ!

Read his story HERE.