Young volunteers need help to deliver donations

July 15, 2011 2:59:54 PM PDT
They may be just kids living comfortable lives in the suburbs, but when there's trouble in the world, Kidz Kan gets busy.

"We have a nice home, food, a roof over our head and they don't have anything at all," said 12-year-old Kimberly Bauer of Kidz Kan.

Kimberly was moved by the television images on April 27th when a series of tornados tore through Alabama, leveling towns and killing dozens of people. So, she and her friends here in Souderton, Pa. started collecting relief supplies.

"We just did a lot of fundraisers and stuff like that," said Shannon Rock of Kidz Kan. Dozens of businesses, schools and individuals came through.

The kids even adopted an elementary school in Rainsville, Alabama.

"I think 'How did they survive?' It's a miracle that they did," said Kristina Bauer.

The folks in Rainsville had arranged for a truck to pick up this stuff on a return trip to Alabama, but that fell through.

Now, the girls are hoping for one more miracle.

"We're trying to find a truck that is willing to donate their time to help take the items down," said Kimberly.

About 15 kids, ranging in age from 7 to 14, have been working with Kidz Kan on various charities over the past couple of years.

Kimberly started the group after finding it was difficult for kids to volunteer for other charities.

They've put together "giggle bags" full of toys for hospitalized children and they've sent gift boxes to our troops overseas.

If you can help, email Kidz Kan to let them know!