StarPower Kids-Helping-Kids Initiative
A program for young people who want to commit their time, energy and resources to help other kids.
The Power of Youth
Starlight's StarPower program was created to showcase the power of young people who engage in meaningful community service to help other kids.
Use their own personal “star power” to brighten the lives of young people who are battling chronic illnesses, life-altering injuries and life-threatening diseases.
Volunteer to help spread the word about Starlight and how others can reach out to help seriously ill children and their families. And, where appropriate,
Organize and/or participate in fundraising efforts to help provide programs and services for Starlight families.
Brighten the life of a sick child with a StarPower card!
It’s easy to help! Starlight is looking for student groups to make hand-made birthday and feel better cards* to be distributed to the seriously ill children Starlight serves. Starlight will make sure that your card is delivered to a child in need of a spirit-lifting surprise.
In acknowledgment of outstanding philanthropy, Starlight will reward any school or other group that returns 500 or more decorated postcards with a commemorative plaque.
Participating StarPower children and teens are encouraged to be as creative as they can to get more kids involved! Students have filmed and recorded commercials to air on their school’s morning announcements, created flyers for neighborhood families, partnered with local businesses to get the word out, and engaged in competitions with other schools -- just to name a few great ideas.
Download blank cards by clicking here!
Download a poster to help publicize your efforts!
There is no required donation to participate in this program. However, to offset Starlight’s cost to deliver the cards, we recommend a minimum $1 donation per card. Know that with every $12 we receive, we can provide our programs to a family for an entire week.
Return decorated cards to:
2049 Century Park East, Suite 4320
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Other Ways to Help
If you’re excited about StarPower and decide you want to do even more to help, consider:
Create Chat Events
Brainstorm ideas for chat events and contests for Starbright World ®, our online social network for seriously ill teens and their siblings. And, where appropriate, help Starlight engage the people or prizes needed to implement your idea and possibly host your chat event! (For teen volunteers only. Some training required.)
Place Public Service Announcments
Help Starlight spread the word about our mission and programs! Place one of our online banner ads on your personal or organizational website or display our posters in schools, places of worship and local businesses in your community. Click here to view the current ads and posters available.
- Join Our Online Community of Supporters
Become part of Starlight’s social networks! Click here to learn more.
- Raise Money with Every Search
Set your school and home computers to use www.goodsearch.com (powered by Yahoo!) as your default Web search tool. Simply designate Starlight as your search beneficiary, and GoodSearch will donate approximately one penny per search to Starlight to benefit seriously ill children and families.
- Make Starlight Your Charity Beneficiary
Throughout the year, schools host numerous successful fundraising events benefiting a host of worthy charities. This year, consider selecting Starlight as the beneficiary of one of your philanthropic events.
- Collect New Toys
Collect new, unwrapped toys for hospitalized kids. Starlight will pick up the toys and distribute them to pediatric patients. Infant, child and teen items such as books, CDs, DVDs, board games and puzzles are always appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'd like to do a drive, and we will contact you to work out the details.
Spearheading the initiative are a special group of StarPower Ambassadors - young film and television actors, athletes and performers who have committed to use their time, energy and initiative on behalf of seriously ill children and their families.
Click here to learn more about our StarPower Ambassadors.