Here at Cultural Care Au Pair, we feel it’s important to give back to a community that gives us so much. Our au pairs come to the USA and dedicate their time, energy and at least 12 precious months to enriching their lives and the lives of those around them. They do an incredible thing for people in America! So in return, we strive every day to do incredible things for people in their communities, all around the world.
How do we make a difference? Through our in-house non-profit organization, Kids First.
The Kids First mission is to reach out to children in need in countries where our au pairs come from. From Brazil to South Africa, Colombia to Thailand, Kids First is committed to donating to and supporting children’s organizations in all four corners of the globe.
Founded in 2011, Cultural Care Kids First Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity that is managed by a small internal team and board of directors at Cultural Care. In Kids First’s 8 years of helping children in need, we’ve worked with 75 children’s organizations spanning 17 different countries on 6 continents. Cultural Care Au Pair is proud to match 100% of all donations made to Kids First, and even prouder to say that 100% of all proceeds go directly towards helping children.
Interested in getting involved with Kids First? There are so many ways to make an impact!
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What’s important to our program participants is important to us. Do you know of a children’s organization that could use some help from Kids First to support a project or program? We encourage our staff, local childcare consultants (LCCs), au pairs and host families to request a grant that will provide children with opportunities for education, culture, and recreation. Applicants receiving a grant will provide details about the organization and project and “pay it forward” by hosting a Kids First fundraising event within the year.
The majority of Kids First funds are raised through local events organized by our Cultural Care community around the world. We encourage all of our staff, local childcare consultants (LCCs), au pairs and host families to organize a fundraiser. Some of the most popular fundraising events include bake sales, international dessert festivals, car washes, yard sales and restaurant nights, and our program participants will find dozens of ideas, instructions and materials for events like these in their online accounts.
When you sponsor a child’s education, you are giving them the gift of a brighter future. Working with Molo Mhlaba, a STEM school for girls in South Africa, we are providing school fees and educational materials for 28 students ages 4-6. Would you like to change a child’s life through access to a better education? Members of the Cultural Care community can pledge to sponsor a child and directly impact the life of a young person in need.
There is nothing more satisfying or rewarding than giving of our own time to help little ones who are less fortunate. Let Kids First be the motivation for making a difference in your community! Whether you join a Kids First volunteer event that is already being offered in your area, or go on your own to help a local charitable cause, you are helping to fulfill our mission.
Be sure to check out the Kids First video to get a firsthand look into what it’s like to be involved with Kids First projects—and to see the full impact of our work. And to learn more about the organization changing lives, visit the Kids First website today!