“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time.
But if you have come because your liberation is bound
up with mine, then let us work together.”|
Aboriginal Woman in Australia
At Let Kids Be Kids we advocate for those that are sick, homeless, displaced or looking for assistance with making their lives slightly better.
We also add our voice to those who cannot speak, those in the animal kingdom who are at risk due to economic and environmental challenges. We constantly add our voice to protect the environment.
Some specific examples of what we do:
- Helping those with Cancer keep their treatment appointments by offering free transportation and support to their journey.
- Telephone outreach to Blood Cancer patients informing them of various programs with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- We help secure housing for the homeless, occasionally providing financial aide directly to those on the margins.
- We orchestrate HIV/AIDS/STDs classroom education.
- We are strong advocates of the environment and protecting threatened animals all over the planet. Years of volunteering a the Woodland Park Zoo as an Ambassador and member of several committees.
- We contribute time and financial assistance for prisoner rights, in particular those on Death Row.
When we say “kids” we mean all of us. We believe if we all honored that special place in kids, that joy and enthusiasm, we’d be able to work miracles–
One project I am very proud of is our support of “Endangered Species” across the globe.
Let Kids Be Kids, Inc. financially supports, volunteers, and advocates to protect endangered, and threatened, species around the planet. We were very involved with the passage of Washington state Initiative 1401 which passed with a greater than 70% margin in every county in the state.
It is now a crime in Washington state to sell or trade elephant ivory, shark fins, parts of elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, marine turtles, sharks, rays and pangolins.
Our involvement with organizations such as the Woodland Park Zoo, Audubon, Earthwatch, Save the Elephants,The Sierra Club and others in the United States, Australia, and in many other countries, allows us to advocate for animal protection and animal rights at different venues.
We stress conservation, preservation and education in an attempt to build empathy for our fellow creatures, who are often in dire situations.
Another way we promote that hoped for empathy is through our photographs and videos that we distribute on many social media sites, as well as including them in articles and blog postings.
I have just completed a collection of photographs that are included in a book entitled “Friends.” This will be our fourth book on the work of Let Kids Be Kids, Inc., “Advocacy for those Seeking a Voice.”
We are extremely thankful for the wonderful work many people do to ensure these amazing animals are allowed to continue to share the planet with us.
The videos, articles and photographs produced by Connemara Productions Ltd.serve to honor and highlight those that are willing to share their struggles, as well as honoring those that are reaching out a helping hand.
“Let Kids be Kids was more about making me into a capable and passionate, educated and inspired citizen. Teaching me how to help my community, and educating me on the
different issues people work hard for.”
University of Washington Graduate Student
The following chat with Floyd took place while he was living in a Tent City. Floyd is suffering from AIDS. As you’ll see he remained optimistic in the face of some grim reality. I haven’t seen him in a while. I hope wherever he is he is doing ok…