Teenagers starting and and running nonprofit organizations are using many of the same skills as running a micro businesses. ¬†Often these nonprofits¬† are begun as a way to benefit those in need.
Evelyn Pinnow, age 12, has been packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child since she was 8 years old. Shoeboxes are packed with hygiene items, school supplies, small toys & candy for the neediest children in 110 countries around the world.
She is the founder of the ‘Shoebox Club‘ ¬†packing about 1000 boxes a year. ¬†Club members can be 4-12 years old. The club now has a staff of about 100 members and a board of directors.
In December, Evelyn traveled to the Dominican Republic to pass out shoeboxes! ¬† She had the privilege of passing out Operation Christmas Child’s 100 millionth shoebox!
The skills she has has learned by running her Shoebox Cub:
promotion and advertising
developing volunteers and staff
working with the parent organization
Read more about kids and non-profits in the links below.
I hope Evelyn inspires you to volunteer at a charity or even start one! You’ll learn a lot and help someone else in need.