417-682-6002 jerod@aokyouth.org

hand pressing social network iconIf you have seen our recent blog posts, then you already know that the youth at About Our Kids (AOK) have been up to some pretty exciting activities lately. In addition to the usual after school activities of completing homework, games and classes, the youth have also been actively involved in service projects including Meals on Wheels and can recycling. While these projects are relatively simple, they make a significant impact in our community and in the lives of the youth who take part in them.

And you also know through our posts how badly AOK needs financial help to continue our program. About Our Kids has always been funding through grants–until this year, when we did not receive any grants. Therefore, we are now depending on the generous people in our community to step up and help us out.

To those of you who have already donated, we’d like to offer a sincere”Thank you!” However, we understand that not everyone is in a position to give money to our organization, no matter how much they would like to. Thankfully, there are other ways you can help us achieve our mission that require no money at all.

Because the average organization blog posted on Facebook is only seen by around 16 percent of that organization’s Facebook fans, a large portion of our community probably does not know about AOK and the need for additional funding.

You can help by spreading the word. The more people who know about our financial situation, the more likely we are to find the funding we need to keep AOK going and feeding kids. Even if you do not have a dollar to spare, you can still help the kids by connecting AOK with other people who might be able to help. Simply like and share this post to help us get the word out about our program and our great financial need.