Children Helping Children Program Helps Kids Make Worldwide Impact

The Children Helping Children program helps American children make a positive connection with children in India and Latin America. The program has raised over $400,000 to support the global mission and ministry of the School Sisters of St. Francis.
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Jan. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Milwaukee--The School Sisters of St. Francis, an international community of Catholic sisters based in Milwaukee, Wis., are using a simple, grassroots program to make a major global impact on the lives of children and families. The Children Helping Children program is aimed at making children aware of realities that face their peers in other countries.

Held each year in the late winter and early spring, Children Helping Children has been used by Catholic schools around the country as a way for grade school students to reflect on the meaning of the season of Lent; as a tool to spread global awareness; and as an important and meaningful fundraising project.

Over the last 20 years, children participating in this program have carried out small projects like craft fairs, carnivals, competitions, and awareness campaigns to raise money to help children their own age. By doing extra chores and making small sacrifices, the pennies and dimes donated by students have amounted to more than $400,000. These funds have played an important role in bringing growth and sustainability to the School Sisters of St. Francis’ mission efforts throughout India and Latin America.

The program packet, consisting of a 10-minute video, supplementary brochures and reflections, can be used by schools, Christian formation classes, and families. The School Sisters of St. Francis invite and encourage all of the community’s friends, supporters, and alumni to become involved in 2012 and to serve as ambassadors for the program by encouraging parish school or Christian formation leaders and families to take part.

To find out more about the program, please contact Brenna Skelly at the School Sisters of St. Francis International Office of Development, via email: or by phone: 414-385-5340.  Learn more on the web at
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