"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."Aboriginal Woman in Australia
At Let Kids Be Kids we advocate for those that are sick, homeless, displaced or looking for assistance with making their lives slightly better. We also add our voice for those that cannot speak, those in the animal kingdom that are at risk due to environmental challenges etc.
One project I am very proud of is in support of “Endangered Species” across the globe. Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. financially supports, volunteers, and advocates to protect endangered, and threatened, species across the globe. We were very involved with the passage of Washington state Initiative 1401 which passed with a greater than 70% margin in every county in the state. It is now a crime in Washington state to sell or trade elephant ivory, shark fins, parts of elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, marine turtles, sharks, rays and pangolins. Our involvement with organizations like the Woodland Park Zoo, Audubon, Earthwatch, Save the Elephants, and others in the United States, Australia, and in many other countries, allows us to advocate for animal protection and animal rights at different venues. We stress conservation, preservation and education in an attempt to build empathy for our fellow creatures, who are often in dire situations. Another way we promote that hoped for empathy is through our photographs and videos that we distribute on many social media sites, as well as including them in articles and blog postings. By June I will have completed a collection of photographs that will be included in a book entitled “Friends.” This will be our fourth book on the work of Let Kids Be Kids, Inc., “Advocacy for those Seeking a Voice." Depending on the geographical location the Gray Wolf and Arctic Fox are considered threatened or endangered. The Lowland Gorilla is severely endangered with the realistic potential of ceasing to exist in the wild. We are extremely thankful for the wonderful work many people do to ensure these amazing animals are allowed to continue to share the planet with us.
Some Examples of what else we do: We help those with Cancer keep their treatment appointments by offering transportation and support to their journey, we help secure housing for the homeless, we occasionally provide financial aide directly to those on the margins, we contribute and provide food/meals, we offer job preparation and strategy training to students and those seeking career paths, we orchestrate HIV/AIDS/STDs classroom education, we contribute to prisonor rights, we write articles on related topics using various social media to distribute those articles. See more info on Universal Giving and through the menu bar links and newsletter archives.
When we say "kids" we mean all of us. We believe if we all honored that special place in kids, that joy and enthusiasm, we'd be able to work miracles--
The videos, articles and photographs produced by Connemara Productions Ltd.serve to honor and highlight those that are willing to share their struggles, as well as honoring those that are reaching out a helping hand. "Let Kids be Kids was more about making me into a capable and passionate, educated and inspired citizen. Teaching me how to help my community, and educating me on the different issues people work hard for."
(University of Washington Graduate)
Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. is proud to support safe gun iniatives
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Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. supports the American Cancer Association.
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Advocating for Endangered Species!
A helping hand-
Please, before you go to sleep tonight, think of ways you can reach out and help all the creatures out there-----humans as well. Snow Leopards. These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill. The Woodland Park Zoo contributes to programs in Central Asia to help preserve these great animals. Let Kids Be Kids advocates for the rights of all those in the animal kingdom. Yep, humans too-----And, in particular, all those Snow Leopards out there.
Leopard Photo: MBarrettMiller/Connemara Productions 9 September 2016 You can help us with our animal advocacy via