Change for Children

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Change for Children is a fundraising initiative to benefit Alliance for Children’s Rights that can take many forms. Children and teens seeking leadership or service opportunities will meet with Alliance staff to design and implement their own fundraising and community outreach plans. While young people raise critical funds for abused, abandoned or neglected foster children and youth in Los Angeles, they are also educating their peers about the important needs addressed by the work of Alliance for Children’s Rights. Possible ideas for Change for Children campaigns include, but are not limited to:

  • Birthday parties where donations are made in lieu of gifts
  • Penny or loose change drives
  • Bake sales
  • Yard sales
  • Car washes
  • Dances or carnivals where admission price includes donations
  • Walk-a-thons or 5/10K runs

Students who develop their own Change for Children Campaign will:

  • Earn community service hours, critical for resume-building and college admissions
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills
  • Hone public speaking abilities
  • Experience empathy and the positive effects of caring for the less fortunate
  • Learn about non-profit fundraising

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See the letter at right written by 10-year-old C4C Ambassador Sydney who decided to ask for donations in lieu of birthday presents.

Read about Ashliey Lee, a high school junior, who raised funds for the Alliance by selling her old clothes on eBay.

If you or your child would like to be a Student Ambassador for a Change for Children campaign, please contact Nora Gilbert-Hamerling at or 213.368.6010 ext 115.