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Kids of Go Inspire Go “Community Heroes Club” Spread Holiday Cheer to Needy Families

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Go Inspire Go wins $10K LinkedIn Grant to Replicate Community Heroes Club in other Communities

San Rafael, CA (PRUnderground) December 26th, 2013

The holiday wishes of two needy families have come true, thanks to 70 elementary school kids from Sun Valley School participating in the Go Inspire GoCommunity Heroes Club.”

Teaming up with “Adopt A Family” of Marin, the kids donated and gift wrapped numerous items wished for by the families, ranging from household essentials to warm clothes and toys.

Both families included single mothers with toddlers, one of which works full time while studying and the other who recently lost her job.

Kala Shah of Go Inspire Go says, “I shared the family’s wish lists with the school community and what an overwhelming response! Every time I checked the collection bin, it was filled to the brim.

“The day of our end-of-semester party, the kids burst into the multi-purpose room, so ready to wrap presents and make cards for these families. Many didn’t even want to eat lunch, but I made them do so, anyway! The Ho-Ho-Ho paper and bows were soon flying — such a happy buzz in the air!”

Go Inspire Go’s “Community Heroes Club” is a program where children take action on behalf of community issues they care about, as identified by them –such as hunger, homelessness, animals, foster kids and affordable medicine.  Partnering with local non-profits, the children participate in collection drives and service programs. The program is parent-run and held during school hours, making it accessible to all kids.

Go Inspire Go launched Community Heroes in 2012, to provide a platform for kids to foster compassion and act to give back locally. The successful program recently won a $10K LinkedIn “for good” Social Innovation grant to replicate the program at other schools.

“It’s been going like gangbusters for a year and a half now,” says Shah. “We’re getting bigger and gaining traction as more kids participate and more parents help out. And now with the grant we’ll be able to expand into more schools.”

Other activities organized by the Sun Valley School Community Heroes club include an event to raise awareness about childhood hunger, and a bake sale and lemonade stand to benefit Canal Alliance’s weekly food distribution pantry. The group also participated in a semester-long clothing drive to benefit Next Generation Scholars, to help underprivileged, high-achieving kids gain admission to competitive 4-year colleges.

For more information about the Community Heroes Club and Go Inspire Go, visit www.GoInspireGo.com

About Go Inspire Go

Go Inspire Go (GIG) is a [501(c)(3) non-profit] social enterprise video-based website that inspires people to ”Discover and Use Your Power to Help Others.” Go Inspire Go creates inspirational videos featuring regular people who use their talents and resources to better their community. Stories are distributed via social media to encourage sharing and inspire people to become civic-ally engaged. At the end of every GIG video, there’s a call to action with information on how to make a difference.
For more information, visit www.goinspirego.com

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