An intergenerational program to benefit Alzheimer’s patients, and provide support to caregiving youth
Kid Caregivers (www.kidcaregivers.com) is a 501c(3) organization that was founded by Hailey Richman, age 11.5, who has a grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease. She has been a caregiver for her grandma since she was 4 years old. Hailey was named a Hasbro Community Action Hero and a Prudential Spirit of Community National Honoree for her dedication to Alzheimer’s work. She is also the Associate Director of Puzzles To Remember. The mission of Kid Caregivers is to provide support to caregiving youth; and intergenrational programs to benefit the dementia community.
Max Wallack is Associate Director and Advisor at Kid Caregivers. He is a Harvard Medical School student, currently doing research at the Center for Neurological Imaging. He was a caregiver to his great grandma who had Alzheimer’s disease. He is the founder of Puzzles To Remember www.puzzlestoremember.org a 501c3 organization that has supplied over 100,000 puzzles to Alzheimer’s facilities.
1.4 million kids are acting as caregivers in the United States
47 million people worldwide, and 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease THERE IS NO CURE!
But Kid Caregivers has a program which offers support and helps slow the progression.
Kid Caregivers has chapters in over 16 states, and 4 countries, and is rapidly expanding!
• In person and online peer-to-peer support for caregiving youth
• Intergenerational Alzheimer’s programs (Puzzle Time and Creative Arts)
• Community service credit awarded for civic engagement
We are recruiting youth, ages 9-17. For more information about volunteering and becoming a Global Ambassador visit us at: www.kidcaregivers.com or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in having Puzzle Time at your care facility or nursing home please contact us at email@example.com! We will donate therapeutic Alzheimer’s puzzles to your facility, and locate students to volunteer with your residents!
We are always looking to expand!
All contributions to Kid Caregivers are tax-deductible, under Sec.501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 61-1888629
• Low piece count puzzles
• iPod Shuffles