It is with sincere gratitude that we thank all of our volunteers at attendees for Celebrating with us last night at our Holiday Event. We had such an amazing time mingling with familiar faces and introducing ourselves to new individuals. Photos from last night will be posted soon!
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for our January Charity4LIFE Happy Hour, Tuesday, January 15th at Municipal.
UNICEF estimates there are over 100 million street children worldwide and growing.
These children lack adult supervision, live in streets and alleys and
are subject to abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, and murder by
clean up squads. Several kids abuse inhalants and toxic glue to curve
their hunger and numb their fear when going to sleep at night in the
streets. It is a violent and discriminating nature to see the
innocence of a child taken away due to uncontrollable circumstances of
poverty. They have no family but the family of kids they formed on the
streets and fight daily for survival.
But we know there is hope. Every child deserves to be seen and has
the right to a peaceful childhood. These children need love and
affection and there is no bond as powerful as connecting with a child
that knows you believe in them.
Through our Weekend Warrior Activist trips we are able to research and interview with the organizations who work tirelessly to support street children’s rights and get to know the
kids we support on a personal level… their stories, their dreams, their hopes and their successes. Our projects work to rehabilitate these kids, give them a place with emotional support and successfully
reintegrate them into society.
Thank you for supporting our mission in providing resources to rehabilitate street kids worldwide. We raise money strictly through events and personal donations and pay out 85-90 percent of what we raise. So thank you to all our volunteers and thank you to all our new guests that attended last night, you too by attending our events, are making a valuable contribution towards our mission and directly the children involved we support.
Charity4LIFE’s mission is to provide resources to rehabilitate street children worldwide. We encourage humanitarian efforts and provide social advocacy through weekend warrior activism.
Who is “The Street Kid”?
On the Street: Children on the street earn their living or beg for money on the street and return home at night. They maintain contact with their families. Oftentimes they are inadequately protected, supervised or directed by responsible adults.
Of the Street: Children of the street are homeless children who live and sleep on the streets in urban areas. They are totally on their own, living with other street children or homeless adult people. Some children of the street may have been abandoned and rejected by their families while others have left their families due to prevailing circumstances.
A child who is forced to live on the street lacks the parental care, affection, education and opportunities for healthy growth and development and is forced to fight a daily struggle for survival. Charity4LIFE is a Chicago based non profit that provides financial support to NGO’s in third world countries who promote, protect and give street children DIRECT access to their basic human rights to a peaceful childhood.
Charity 4 Life is seeking an intern to manage the organizations online content and marketing strategy. This purpose role is to increase awareness of the organization throught out the Chicago community. The Intern will be responsible for upgrading and maintaining our existing website and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and increasing our readership through research, design changes, and content creation. The intern will also be involved in planning and executing fundraising and awareness events.
Update content, design and develop web pages
Create strategies to enhance user experience and increase traffic
Design, write, develop and edit print and electronic materials and publications
Solid writing and editing skills
Ability to post content while checking for errors or typos
Proficiency with HTML, CSS and Acrobat is important
Knowledge of social media site and experience with:
Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube
Previous experience volunteering for NGO or non profits preferred.
Please submit resume and application to Jeannette@charity4life.org