Help Other Kids

How much time you need (estimated) 1-2 hours
Where it happens

This can be done in your home, school, camp, place of worship, etc. Anywhere!

Who needs to help you On your own or with family, friends, and neighbors (minimal adult supervision required)
When it happens

Ongoing, throughout the year. 

What you need

1. Blank cards or white cardstock

2. Markers, crayons, glitter, stickers, etc.

3. Creativity!

How it helps

Each gift bag that we provide to our recipients includes a hand-written and decorated card from a community member sending the recipient good wishes as they head back to school. Theis extra touch reminds the kids that someone in the community cares.


First day cards can be printed at home, picked up from our office, or mailed to you.  To get started:

1. Print, pick up, or request mailed blank cards. If printing, print in color on white 8.5" x 11" cardstock paper. The template should print, four to a page. Cut so each card measures 4.25" x 5.5". The message should be written on the blank backside. 

2. Decorate the cards with a cheery message for our recipients! Check out our examples or our tips and ideas below. 

3. Fill out a volunteer donation form.

4. Mail-in or drop off the back-to-school cards at:
My New Red Shoes
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores 
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 135
Redwood City, CA 94065

Nonprofits you can work with

My New Red Shoes

Next Steps

Print, pick up, or request mailed blank cards. We can't wait to see what you create!

For questions, contact Cristina Fariaz

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