Kelly Kwan reading a book to a little boy

Good SamariTots – Tot-friendly Community Service Projects

Date grant awarded: May 15, 2019

Good SamariTots is a national nonprofit organization providing hands-on community service opportunities for children. Led by creator, Kelly Kwan, the founding chapter in South Pasadena provides two meetings a month during which families can complete service projects to help local nonprofits and families in need. Specifically, they make food and hygiene kits for the homeless, assemble care packages for deployed service members and hospitalized children, pack holiday treat bags for foster children, play games with seniors, clean up parks, make thank you cards for public servants, and so much more!

In addition, they read and discuss books which introduce various social issues on a preschool level because children should know who they are helping and why. SamariTots are demonstrating that young kids can be change-makers in their communities. It is their goal to make volunteering habitual to foster life-long consideration of others!