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August 27, 2016 – Run for a Dream

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Where: Columbus State Community College – Delaware Campus – 5100 Cornerstone Dr, Delaware, OH 43215

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 – Community Trail Run 8:00 am – XC Meet 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

What: Join the fun by participating in See Kid Dream's Annual Community Trail Run. Run either the 5K or the 3K course, and then stay to cheer on the middle school and high school runners! 

Event shirts for all Community Runners, plus awards for top finisher by gender and category. Trail Runner Awards for top three individual and teams in the XC Meet. 

Why: Support See Kids Dream, a central Ohio charity that teaches kids the importance of working together to make a positive impact in their community, while building the essentail skills for sucess in life. 

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August 15, 2016 – NFL Charity Golf Outing

Play Golf with an NFL Legend Support See Kids Dream!       NFL Alumni logo 2015                               

Where:       Medallion Country Club

When:        August 15, 2016

What:        Spend the day with an NFL Alumni; golf, beverages, lunch and dinner included. The winning team will receive an all expense paid trip to play in the Super Bowl of Golf at the PGA National Championship Course in Palm Beach Gardens. Meet this year’s Honorary NFL Alumni Captain and keynote speaker, Coach Dick Vermeil. He coached for 29 years for three different NFL teams, and led the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. 

Why:        Support See Kids Dream, a central Ohio charity that teaches kids the importance of working together to make a positive impact in their community

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June 2016 – Smart Business Columbus

SmartBusiness_logo (1)As a small organizatoin, See Kids Dream Executive Director Laura Grindle says they've learned how
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Grindle and her husband Bill started the nonprofit to empower youth with the skills and motivation to make the world a better place. She says they create service-learning programs where children are in charge, so children stay involved with community service later on as adults. 

Read more on the interivew with our Executive Director, Laura Grindle, on how See Kids Dream is Building Partnerships within our community. 

March 4th, 2016 – Sixth-grader believes in second chances

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     An Upper Arlington sixth-grader will host a local dodgeball tournament this weekend to raise money to help link troubled men to resources for rebuilding their lives.

     Max Gillum, a sixth-grader at Hastings Middle School, steadfastly believes the struggles that arise in people's lives — whether through circumstance or faulty decisions — deserve at least an         opportunity for redemption.

That is why, inspired by a community service learning program called See Kids Dream, he organized a local dodgeball tournament last year that recruited Upper Arlington elementary school and middle school students to battle it out and raise money to benefit Faith Mission, a 24-hour emergency shelter with two Columbus locations that serves up to 199 men and 38 women in need.

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August 19th, 2015 – The Power of the Penny

All across the country, there are people in need. Some kids in Dublin, Ohio, are trying to change that through Penny Harvest, a pennynonprofit organization whose goal is to help kids solve problems in their community. Olde Sawmill Elementary (OSE) School in Dublin has been participating in Penny Harvest for the past three years.

During that time, OSE has raised more than $6,500 and donated to six local charities, including Cozy Cat Cottage and Buckeye Ranch and Cozy Cat Cottage. Buckeye Ranch helps kids who have gone through depression or abuse, while Cozy Cat is an animal shelter that is just for cats.

The Penny Harvest Program is divided into three stages. First, students raise money, and Student Leaders get their school excited to help the community. Classes generate causes that they’d like to donate to, come up with a goal, and get going. William Smialek, 11, says, "It’s not every day you get to raise money and know that every cent you get is going to help people. That’s pretty cool.”

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March 11, 2015 – Students conduct judicious interviews before donating

 

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Olde Sawmill Elementary School students are judicious when it comes to giving out money.

The elementary school raised about $3,280 in the fall and is currently deciding which nonprofit organization will benefit this spring in the annual Penny Harvest.

The Penny Harvest is a three-step process: collect change, interview nonprofit groups and schoolwide voting on beneficiaries.

 

 

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January 14, 2015 – Student’s big dream will benefit local charities

maxWhen Windermere Elementary School fifth-grader Max Gillum has a dream, he dreams big: He hopes to raise $5,000 to benefit a local charity.

"I want to inspire younger kids like me so they can have the confidence to get off the couch and help people in this world," he said

In fact, his dream to raise more than any school ever has through See Kids Dream was so big that a special fundraising program was created just for him. The record for donations from a school is $3,500.

See Kids Dream was founded as a service-learning project by a central Ohio couple, Bill and Laura Grindle, to encourage students to support charities.

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December 10, 2014 – Students learn about giving back to community

For the fourth year, Olde Sawmill Elementary School students are learning the importance of helping those in need through a yearlong service learning project. 

It's called the Penny Harvest and it is a three-phase program from the organization See Kids Dream, which integrates community service into education.

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November 30, 2014 – Local 5th Grader raises money for Veterans

November 25, 2014 – See Kids Dream National Philanthropy Day Award

July 23, 2014 – NFL alumni swing into action for charity

nfl golfAlthough there was just one winning team on the course in the Ohio NFL Alumni Caring For Kids Charity Golf Classic at the Medallion Club in Westerville on July 21, participants and volunteers said that children and central Ohio communities were the biggest winners. 

"We know we're playing for a great cause every year and for another great charity this year," said Keith Byars, a former Ohio State running back who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1984 before a 13-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Jets. "We're helping a lot of kids and that makes it all worthwhile no matter how well we play out here."

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January 22, 2014 – Safelite AutoGlass Foundation Awards $300,000 to Columbus Area Nonprofits

Safelite AutoGlass Foundation has awarded $300,000 in Impact Grants to 12 separate Columbus, Ohio-area, nonprofit groups. Each received $25,000. The recipients of Safelite’s Third Annual Impact Grants are:

—See Kids Dream aims to develop educated, philanthropic, self-determined youth who become active citizens and leaders working together to make their communities exceptional places to live. The Impact Grant will support the creation and implementation of a new service learning program to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication and leadership skills. Students will raise and donate $45,000 to central Ohio nonprofit organizations in 2014.

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May 15, 1013 – Young fundraisers embrace every cent

penny-harvest-kids-art-geumug87-1pennyharvestkids1-jpgStudents from 43 area schools gathered at Veterans Memorial yesterday to share the successes and benefits of the philanthropic efforts of about 15,000 central Ohio children.

Penny Harvest, a 5-year-old program of the See Kids Dream charity, involved elementary and middle schools in Columbus, Dublin, Worthington and Upper Arlington, and raised exactly $41,578.67 this school year.

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May 14, 2013 – Power of the Penny

December 4, 2012 – 6 Steps To Bring Your Family Together In The Spirit Of Giving: Family Philanthropy

It feels good to give, to help others in need. Where fo you start, and how do you teach your childrens about giving? For starters, the choices are overwhelming. But choosing is so empowering. 

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February 17, 2012 – Supporting the community, one penny at a time
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While economists may debate the value of the penny, local schoolchildren are seeing the full potential of the coin with the help of See Kids Dream. 

The Columbus organization works with schools to help children realize their role as citizens who can make a difference in their communities, said Executive Director Bill Grindle. See Kids Dream works with kids to raise money – typically pennies and loose change – for causes the youngsters support, he said. The process is designed so the students decide how to spend the money, he said.

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