Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Support Team Help Kids Be Kids at the Do Good Challenge Finals

The PSYC319 Team “Help Kids Be Kids” was selected as a finalist in the Do Good Challenge at the University of Maryland. The team has “proved to be one of the most exciting, innovative and creative groups of changemakers at the University of Maryland” and now has the opportunity to win up to $7,500 for the children at the Family Crisis Center.
The finals event will be held on Tuesday, April 28th from 7:00 until 9:00pm at the Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland. The team will present a five-minute pitch of our efforts during the Do Good Challenge, followed by judge comments and questions. After presentations by the six finalists, the judges will decide on the rankings for both the ventures and projects awards, while the audience votes for the People’s Choice Award.
How Can You Help?
  1. Attend the Do Good Challenge Finals Event on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00pm and vote for PSYC319 Team "Help Kids Be Kids" to receive the People’s Choice Award.
  2. If you have not yet donated to help renovate the playroom for the children at the shelter, please consider making a donation. These donations will be considered as the judges determine if our team should win additional money for the children in shelter. Here’s the link: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/help-kids-be-kids-renovate-playroom-at-family-crisis-center/314093
What Has Our Team Help Kids Be Kids Accomplished?
  1. Raised $8815.74 to renovate the playroom at the Family Crisis Center. (online fundraising $7292, bake sale $279.05, cupcake sales $122, in-person donations $972.20 – including $500 from the American Psychological Association, grilled cheese sales $83, and a children’s art/bake sale $67.49)
  2. Students have donated over 400 hours to provide playtime and psycho-educational groups to the children living in the Family Crisis Center.