BENEFITING: Characters of Character NFP, Inc.
Characters of Character teaches nine vital core values with their award winning characters, meet Behavior Bear, Do'er Duck, Friendship Frog, Healthy Hippo, Manners Monkey, Respectful Rabbit, Responsible Rabbit, Self-Esteem Elephant and Warm-Hearted Walrus. In 2005 they earned a National Promising Practice, and today we share them nationally. We need a bus/van to be able to travel to communities and bringing all of the characters in costumes to meet new families, children, schools and communities. As of now, we only bring one because we don't have the tranportation to bring more. These funds will get us to where we're going!
Characters of Character has volunteered at the Chicago Land Kids Expo, Lamb's Farm, Healthy Kids Day, and other community events, but, we can only bring one or two costumes at a time. With transportation, we can bring all the costume characters and really continue making an impact on the lives of our children, being positive role models, offering resources and tools to teach and to learn about these vital core values. I hope you can help and share us so we can come to a commnity near you very soon!
Joni Downey, President and Founder of Characters of Character