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Children helping others at Ryan House

Ryan House, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that provides respite, palliative and end-of-life care to Arizona children facing life-threatening conditions, has introduced its new Kids for Ryan House program.

This community engagement program offers children the opportunity to make a difference through projects that help Ryan House children and families.

“Through this initiative, children who become a Kid for Ryan House are helping other children who need extra support,” said Ryan House Executive Director Julie Bank. “It provides the kids involved an experience to learn respect and kindness to those who are different from them as well as learn the importance of volunteerism in connecting with others to perform volunteer and community service projects in their neighborhood. And as an added benefit, those who are applicable receive community service credits.”

Whether solo, a bunch of friends, or a whole school, participation in Kids for Ryan House will make a difference for the Ryan House families and in the community.

Additionally, they receive an official “I’m a Kid for Ryan House” button that they can show others that they’re making a difference for children with life-threatening conditions. They also receive information on service projects and activities like being a volunteer at a Ryan House event, hosting a fundraising or wish list drive, creating special artwork for our families to enjoy, and more.

Children who sign up will be added to a special e-mail list to be notified about Kids for Ryan House volunteer activities and projects, receive an invitation to a Kids for Ryan House yearly social event and acknowledgement of their project on www.RyanHouse.org and other social media, along with an official “Certificate of Appreciation” upon proof of project completion and signatures on community service school forms when applicable.

For more information, e-mail info@ryanhouse.org or call 602-200-0767.

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