Child Compassion Challenge (CCC) is an innovative Assemblies of God program that turns trash into cash for after-school programs across the United States. In a unique partnership with Assemblies of God Womens Ministry, KidCare America (an Assemblies of God Home Missions Ministry), and the worlds largest recycling center, churches and businesses can reclaim resources while renewing lives.
It is the vision of KidCare America that churches in rural, suburban, and urban neighborhoods across the nation open their doors during the most at-risk time of the day for children and youth, after-school, providing spiritual, educational, recreational, emotional and arts enrichment programs. "Catching the kids before the street does."
A decade ago, the phrase "after-school programs" was rarely heard in the debate about how to better meet the developmental needs of children. Yet, today, out-of-school enrichment programs are now high on our nations list of solutions to the array of challenges facing children and their families. Support for after-school programs has increased in an unprecedented way, and the vision of KidCare America is to see churches across this nation meet this significant need in our nation.
Reclaim Resources - Renew Lives
"Child Compassion Challenge parallels what we want to do in KidCare America Centers located in urban, suburban, and rural
locations across the United States. Like the printer cartridges, cell phones and small electronics (laptops, MP3 players, GPS devices, digital cameras)
for CCC, the time after-school each day, is a time that can be claimed for spiritual, emotional, and academic enrichment, rather than a time that is wasted. That is why
KidCare America and CCC are such a good match; we are seeking to do the same thing, reclaim resources, and in turn reclaim
lives", says Mike Ferguson National Director of KidCare America and National Representative of Child Compassion Challenge.
You Can Help
Through Child Compassion Challenge and KidCare America, you can enable your local church, and churches across America, to open their doors and affect the destiny of children in America.