Rockets to the Rescue - Kids Helping Kids Live by Karyn Miller, Whitesville Road Elementary School

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Launched Mar 19, 2017
Ends Jun 16, 2017
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Category: Mathematics
Class Size: 50
Grade: 3rd 

As a third grade Title I Math teacher, I have a lot of opportunity to help shape the hearts and minds of my students. Many of my students struggle daily with basic needs including food, but have hearts of gold. When I heard about the UNICEF Kid Power program, I knew this would be a great way to teach compassion for others through this awesome humanitarian program. 

Last fall I applied for a UNICEF Kid Power grant, a program that provides students with Kid Power step counter bands that transform steps into food packets for kids that are malnourished. We were so excited that we got the grant, especially the day the Kid Power bands were delivered to our school! I requested 60 bands to have enough for all the students I teach, but they were only able to send 40 on the grant. This campaign would allow me to give my students on my "waiting list" a Kid Power band to participate also. 

The Unicef Kid Power Spring program started March 1st. So far my students have earned 183 food packets (150 saves one child's life)! They have a combined step total of 3,074,037, equivalent to 1,162 miles! They are doing their best to eat healthy and stay active to help provide food for malnourished kids around the world, and are learning so much through the online videos UNICEF has made available to teachers.

Please consider giving any amount to help ALL of my kids become UNICEF ambassadors. Every step counts every day! Please help in getting all my kids Active to help end malnutrition. Not only will they help save others' lives, but they will be developing lifelong habits to keep themselves healthy, while learning about world compassion.

If we do not meet our goal...

If we do not meet our goal, I will purchase as many Kid Power bands as I can with the funds I do raise so that I can help my students become global citizens of compassion. I will also add money of my own to purchase one more band with any small amount that is left over so I can give as many of my students as possible the opportunity to participate in the Unicef Kid Power program, saving lives of malnourished children in the world.  

Suggested Investments


You have Awesome Compassion for Kids!

Every $20 invested will buy 1/2 the cost of one Kid Power Band.
Invest $20


You are a Rockstar!

Every $40 invested will buy one Kid Power Band, giving one more student the opportunity to help feed malnourished kids in need.
Invest $40


You are a Class Hero!

Every $80 invested will buy 2 Kid Power Bands, giving two more students the opportunity to help feed malnourished kids in need.
Invest $80


You are an Honorary Class President!

Every $120 invested will buy 3 Kid Power Bands, giving three more students the opportunity to help feed malnourished kids in need.
Invest $120

Karyn Miller

3rd Grade Math Teacher, Whitesville Road Elementary School

3rd Grade Math Teacher

Whitesville Road Elementary School View All Causes

LaGrange, Georgia

Whitesville Road Elementary School is part of the Troup County School System. The mission of the Troup County School System is to educate all students in a challenging and safe learning environment, so they will become productive citizens in a diverse and changing world. Troup County is a great place to work, live and raise a family. Our school system has a long-standing history of partnership within the community and learning within the walls of each school.

Troup County School System (TCSS) serves the citizens of Hogansville, LaGrange, West Point, and Troup County. Nineteen new or recently renovated schools, including THINC College and Career Academy, house approximately 12,500 students in grades Pre-K through 12.

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