is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
founded in the year 2004 by Kelly Palmatier, a vegan (vegetarian)
foster/adoptive mom with a background in business,
communications, and web design.
"As a homeschooling family, we were already teaching our own
children compassion," says Palmatier, "and I realized I was
ready to share these lessons with the world."
Compassionate Kids, Inc. is dedicated to helping teach children
compassion towards the Earth, people, and animals. The website,
CompassionateKids.com, has articles, book reviews, and free
printable activities. There are local chapters all across the
country that host compassion-oriented field trips and community
service events approximately once a month.
Field trips and events vary from month to month and from state
to state, but are always related to compassion. A field trip to
an organic farm can teach about helping the Earth. A canned food
drive benefits people. A visit to an animal sanctuary teaches
about the value of all living creatures.
Corporate sponsorship and donations
are a necessary part of the organization's future, as membership
is free, and the organization is currently run entirely by
unpaid volunteers, including the founder and board of directors.
really think it's an idea whose time has come," says Palmatier.
"In a matter of months, we already have members across six
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sign up for your free membership today!
(Membership is open to all interested parties of any age.)
Compassionate Kids, Inc. does not discriminate based on age,
gender, race, religion, or lifestyle orientation.
Compassionate Kids, Inc. strongly encourages diversity in both
membership and leadership.
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