As part of a Community Action Angels project entitled Kids are Key, we asked children how they would help other children in their community if they had $100. The Watertown High School Teen Aids Task Force decided to collect personal care items for distribution to children infected/affected by HIV/Aids as part of a special “Put a Smile a Child” project. Recognizing that the cost of medical care for individuals with HIV/Aids can be overwhelming, the teens set out to make sure that simple, everyday hygiene needs of children were not overlooked. Community Action Planning Council was proud to provide $100 in support of this outstanding effort.
Pictured, back row, from left: Vicky Kolb, Pat Ryan, MaryJane Mathewson of Community Action Planning Council, Christy Hance, Makayla Huddleton, Angela Foster of AIDS Community Resources. Front row, from left: Alyssa Heath and Kyra Elliot.
The Kids are Key project is part of a statewide Community Action Angels initiative that was developed to help inspire kids to get involved in their community. A budget of $100 was provided to fund community projects in three separate categories: an individual child, a family with children, and a group of children.