PASSION 4 K.I.D.S. Charity Focuses on Helping Children in Need in America

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Although Passion 4 K.I.D.S. charity has a heart & love for children in need all over the world, they have made a conscious decision to help the children in America who, though living in the most affluent society on earth, still struggle in ways that are beyond belief. Over 20 million children go to bed hungry each night in the U.S. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. wants to do all they can to change that - one child at a time. They not only help financially if they can but are very hands on with the children & hope to remain in their lives always as a reflection of God's love.

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Our charity has made a conscious decision to help the children in America who still struggle in ways that are beyond belief, says Passion 4 K.I.D.S. founder Charles Van Kessler

Although Passion 4 K.I.D.S. charity has a heart & love for children in need all over the world, they have made a conscious decision to help the children in America who, though living in the most affluent society on earth, still struggle in ways that are beyond belief. Over 20 million children in the U.S. go to bed hungry each night. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. wants to do all they can to change that - one child at a time. They not only help financially if possible but are very hands on with the children & hope to remain in their lives always as a reflection of God's love.

Passion 4 K.I.D.S. 501 (c) (3) was founded by Charles and Linda Van Kessler and deals with homeless, neglected, abandoned, abused and underprivileged children of any race, color and creed as well as children in emergency situations. Because of Charles' background having been raised in a state run orphanage in Amsterdam, Holland during WWII, enduring abuse of every kind and surviving on flower bulbs, he started Passion 4 K.I.D.S. in 1986. When he met his bride in 2001 in San Diego, together with his wife Linda, they developed the charity into a more active organization. With Linda being a mentor for the San Diego County Foster Youth Program, Charles' and Linda's love for children makes it a perfect fit to expand their meaningful humanitarian mission.

Charles and Linda believe in having a very hands on approach both in the day to day operations of the charity as well as the lives of the children they work with. Passion 4 K.I.D.S. donates Passion 4 Life liquid vitamins to quadriplegic, autistic and ADD/ADHD children who can’t afford it. Linda also mentors foster youth in San Diego and, together with Charles, spends many weekends taking these children on fun one-on-one outings so they can bring joy, love and stability to these turbulent young lives. They build lasting relationships with the children which continue long after the children leave the Foster Youth Program. In addition, Passion 4 K.I.D.S. raises funds for children in acute, life-threatening situations. 100% of donations go directly to the children. There is NO overhead taken out.

Passion 4 K.I.D.S. is partially funded through the Van Kesslers' company, Passion 4 Life liquid vitamins and minerals, as well as through private donations.

Donations to Passion 4 K.I.D.S. can be made on http://www.passion4kids.com.

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