Approaching the one-year anniversary since the Covid-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic, there are a lot of hard things to reflect on from this past year. However, with this fundraiser, Aaron’s Presents wants to highlight the positive and uplifting projects the youth in Lawrence, Lowell, Andover, Lynn and beyond have been doing to bring help and hope to their neighbors and communities during these challenging times. This is who they are and their power and potential to better the world is what AP strives to unleash.
As we entered a national lockdown, Aaron’s Presents recognized the need for an increased sense of community and connection with other people. Over the past year we discovered we are not only pandemic-proof, but also pandemic-needed. Since the summer, over 220 youth volunteers ages 8-18 have carried out projects positively impacting around 4,700 people. The fact that so many children have taken the initiative to help those in need shows us that kids are essential to society’s healing process. Through a child’s compassion, kindness, desire to help, creativity, and willingness to act, society can recover and look forward to a brighter future.
This week, from March 22-28, we are asking what you think $20 can do for the community? We have about $50k left to raise before the end of June to meet our budget this year, so our goal is to raise $10k this week from 500 $20 donations! $20 can be a week's worth of coffee or even one meal from Uber Eats. However, $20 can also supply a gift basket made by Faith (below) to support families adopting a rescue dog. Your $20 has an impact on the lives of youth and the communities they support. There are many other ways you can support us as well! You can share our fundraiser on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram. Even getting a friend or two to help out makes a huge difference.
Join our Aaron’s Presents family as we support the young changemakers, innovators, and community leaders, many of whom are overcoming their own experiences of poverty, trauma, difficult life situations, and inadequate access to opportunities and education, making a difference by uniting communities and helping others! Your donation can spark huge change.
Faith, 4th grader, planned these gifts for families adopting a rescue dog from One Tail At A Time this winter,
even leading the online shopping and ordering process herself! An amazing first AP project, and you will be making it possible for her to continue developing her giving mindset and sense of purpose as she decides what her next projects will be.