Our goal for 2017 is to continue our mission of "Teaching Kids How to Help Others" for the 11th year and raise $4120, or double what we raised last year through North Texas Giving Day. Since 2007, Carson Cares has been offering opportunities to serve the community of DFW through volunteer events. We have grown from just 3 volunteers at our first event to approximately 418 volunteers who contributed over 850 hours in 2016. Carson Cares appreciates support for the upcoming 2017-2018 events such as Season of Giving, SERVE projects, and the 11th annual Lemonaid Stand Yard Sale. In keeping with the mission of Carson Cares, the majority of volunteers are under age 18. Carson Bold, age 17, founder of Carson Cares, says that "children are the future of the world so it is important that they be taught how to give back to their community". Carson Cares reaches out to young people by providing an online monthly activity calendar. We rely on support to maintain the website and reach out to potential volunteers through flyers and brochures. Carson Cares is looking for people who want to participate in the effort by providing funds for each of the upcoming events. During the Season of Giving event scheduled for November, we will recruit youth volunteers from Arlington High School and Bailey Junior High to assemble 500 Operation Christmas Child Boxes. Carson Cares plans to host additional SERVE projects for agencies such as the Arlington Life Shelter. During these projects, Carson Cares often responds to need request from the agency. While volunteers may be able to provide for some of those requests, such as summer supplies (sunscreen, flip flops, etc.), Carson Cares knows that volunteers under age 18 are not equipped financially to contribute to the necessary request. We are reaching out to members of the North Texas community to help invest in the future of, not only North Texas, but the entire world.
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