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Founder – Samara J. Wilson 


“Kids Serving Kids” was started by a ten year, Samara Wilson whose inspiration came from her talks with the late Dr. C. DeLores Tucker (her great-aunt) and further encouraged by seeing her great-uncle, Dr. William Tucker, who has been hosting a Children’s Christmas Dinner Party for disadvantaged children for over 17 years, serve over 3,800 children at one time.

Samara has wondered for several years how she and her best friend could help children less fortunate than themselves until this past summer she heard that over 15 million children went hungry every year in America. 

Samara said, “I am so tired of hearing everyone talking about homeless children and I don’t just want to talk, I need to help do something.  I feel blessed to have my family that helps my mom take care of me and want other kids to know that there is hope even when things look bad”. She then invited some of her friends to join her in asking businesses and people they knew to donate items. Each participating member of the group was asked to collect at least one box of food per shelter/family visit.     

 

“Driving Out Hunger” Project 

In honor of National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. is proud to have been the leading support organization for the “Kids Serving Kids” Project for the past 5 years.  This group of young leaders delivered food to the Lutheran Settlement Home for Homeless mothers and children on Saturday, November 19th, 2011.   

The group played games with the children and gave out prizes, toiletries, new clothes and other donated items.  They also shared a positive message of hope with the children.  The children also visited a family in need on Sunday, November 20th, 2011. 

On Sunday, December 18th, 2016, “Kids Serving Kids” will join the King Association at its 13th Annual Children’s Christmas Party for disadvantaged children and once again distributed items to families in need for the Christmas. On Saturday, December 17th, 2016 they will distribute food, toys and treats to families in the Philadelphia area.


To see pictures, go to: Picture Gallery

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