Kickin' for a Cause to help make a dent in childhood poverty


The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Young Adult Division is doing its part to reduce childhood poverty while raising awareness regarding the issue.
 
“Cincinnati has an abysmal ranking — it is ranked in the top-five major cities in childhood poverty year after year,” says Brooke Guigui, chair of the Federation’s Young Adult Division. “It is a horrible statistic, brought home even more when we stop and sit with the fact that these kids and these families are our neighbors.”
 
The Young Adult Division refuses to just do nothing. Instead, they’ve organized a kickball tournament for Sunday, Aug. 21, in which all proceeds from the event will benefit three local organizations that provide relief and opportunities to children living in poverty.
 
The Reds Community Fund, which supports the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn Park, in addition to Mayerson JCC’s need-based financial aid program, and the Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati’s Bigs and Littles program, are all beneficiaries.
 
The tournament — “Kickin’ for a Cause” — will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Roselawn Park. If you are interested in playing or hope to put together a team, there’s still time.
 
“Our young adults realize Cincinnati’s childhood poverty problem is everyone’s problem,” says Jeff Blumental, director of the Federation’s Young Adult Division. “They’re personally committed to finding innovative ways to create a brighter future for Cincinnati’s kids, and this is a prime example of that.”

Do Good: 

•    Contact Jeff Blumental if you're a young adult who would like to participate in Kickin' for a Cause. 

•    Learn more about the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati's Young Adult Division.

•    Be proactive when it comes to reducing childhood poverty. Support local organizations, and find ways to give back.
 

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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