RES Kids Care Club


The  RES Kids Care Club's goal is to create volunteer opportunities for youth and their families.


Each month, beginning in October, the RES Kids Care Club will host meetings at Robious Elementary during which we’ll complete a service project.  These meetings will alternate evenings (month 1 - encouraging family involvement), mornings (month 2 - to dig a bit deeper with the older, more mature children), and weekends (month 3 - to see our service in action).  They will center each three month cycle on a specific outreach.  Examples of ideas that are being explored for this school year are the isolation of people in elder care communities (culminating in a visit to a nursing home to befriend these people), the proliferation of homeless youth (culminating in a visit to a local homeless youth shelter to deliver hygiene kits and blankets). Examples of projects taken on by this committee in the past include creating hygiene kits for homeless high school students with Changing the World RVA, collecting sporting equipment for Richmond Entrepreneur's Assistance Program, and creating cards for children and families during cancer treatment.









If you are unable to attend a RES Kids Care Club evening but you would still like to volunteer with your child, you may visit the links below for volunteer opportunities:  

General:


Hands On Greater Richmond: http://www.handsonrva.org/ - This organization helps you find volunteer opportunities throughout the great Richmond area.


Animals: 


Richmond Animal League:  http://www.ral.org/
    • This organization provides temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization & quality care to companion animals until they’re adopted.
    • For their donations wish list visit: http://www.ral.org/how_to_help/wish_list/

Children: 


Child Life at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR): http://chfrichmond.org/events/change-for-children 
    • Due to their immunity, these children need brand new books & toys.  Did your child receive an unopened gift for his birthday or a holiday that you can’t exchange?  It would make a perfect donation the Child Life.
    • Helping children & families during cancer treatment
    • Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is an outreach and community center serving Church Hill and neighboring communities in Richmond’s East End.  PPDC gives children a safe, consistent, structured, and loving environment in which to thrive, where staff and volunteers establish long-term relationships of trust and support for the children and their families.

Food: 

Our very own elementary, middle & high schools have families very much in need of (food, personal hygiene & school supplies) so please drop off your donations at the front office of your local school.  

Homeless High School Students: 


Change The World RVA:  www.changetheworldrva.org
    • This organization helps independent homeless youth with food, clothing, and tutoring needs
James River High School 
Used Sports Equipment and more: 
Richmond Entrepreneur's Assistance Program (REAP): reapva.org 
    • This non-profit organization provides comprehensive job training and meaningful employment for new and diverse entrepreneurs.  Their primary focus is to meet the specific need for workforce development for people with disabilities.