NATIONAL CARE FOR KIDS DAY
Caring for children is the bedrock foundation for building strong communities and society as a whole. National Care for Kids Day, held annually on September 20th, offers an opportunity for you to positively impact a child’s life in a variety of ways both large and small. That’s because we all know there are many ways to be a role model in a child’s life.
Every day in our communities, individuals actively provide educational and emotional care for children. For example, one person might spend hours reading to and tutoring children in need. And another may provide nutritious food for after-school programs. Or, volunteers donate their services, showing up at moments’ notice. And others look to the future, seeing opportunities to shape young lives by teaching children art and science.
National Care for Kids Day asks you to step forward—to act on your ideas, donate and share your time, creating more stories of inspiration. It’s a day to contribute to existing programs and volunteer where there is a need, giving children in your community every opportunity to grow and thrive.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CareForKidsDay
Kids are so easy to celebrate—and it’s also easy to Care for Kids, too.
- Donate to your favorite children’s charity.
- Volunteer with a children’s service organization.
- Make an in-kind donation. This can be a service, supplies or other needs a charity requires.
- Share stories about amazing service organizations, volunteers or children.
When you celebrate, be sure to use #CareforKidsDay on social media.
NATIONAL CARE FOR KIDS DAY HISTORY
In 2021, The Designetics Cares Foundation founded National Care for Kids Day as a way to give their mission of caring for their community and children a national voice.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first observance to be on September 20, 2021, and every year thereafter.