TO KIDS FROM KIDS
A Girl Scout Holiday Service Project


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Project Specifics

What is "To Kids From Kids?"
To Kids From Kids is a multiple-county holiday service project sponsored by Girl Scouts and was founded in 1985.

The projects vary in each county; details and contacts can be found on these pages.

Who benefits from this project?
Children, newborn to 18 years old, who are in the social services system.

How do these children benefit?
This project ensures that these children receive a gift or gifts during the winter holiday season. Because the gifts are new and have value, the children can feel they are important. Our guidelines are designed to be respectful of the children and their families.

Where do the gifts go?
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (including Juliettes) and community youth groups work together to match an appropriate gift for the child's age and gender. The order is packaged (unwrapped) for pick up and distribution by the social workers or volunteers doing similar work.

What kind of gifts are appropriate?
Given the circumstances of these children and that the To Kids From Kids gift may be the only one they receive, it is important that gifts be:

  • New (unused)
  • High quality
  • Creative
  • Educational
  • Non-violent theme
  • Unwrapped
  • Completely ready for use (for instance, include any needed batteries)

Suggestions furnished by the Social Workers:

Infant to Toddler Younger Children Teens
Baby Books
Bath Toys
Blankies
Blocks
Learning Toys
Push or Pull Toys
Rattles/Teething Rings
Stuffed animals with infant safe eyes
Art kits/supplies
Board Games
Books
Building Sets (eg Legos)
Cars / trucks
Craft Sets
Dolls, clothing, accessories, houses
Electronic Games
Learning Toys
Nerf toys
Puzzels
Sports equipment
Stuffed animals / Puppets
Art Supplies/Kits
Board games
Books
Electronic Games
Jewlery (age appropriate)
Perfume or cologne Puzzles
Sports equipment

Please note: To Kids From Kids cannot use punching bags, warlike or other violent action figures, darts, anything resembling a weapon (e.g., supersoakers)


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Last update October 31, 2014