Who We Are
Champions for Kids makes it simple to give kids in your community the resources they need to thrive!
People care about the future of our children and they will help. The only solution we know is through the leverage of people.
Our core values have remained our driving commitment. All children should have:
Someone who cares
A place to belong
Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey.
We intend to help 20 million children by 2020.
Champions for Kids was created in 2004 the day I received a phone call that changed my life.
It was two weeks before Christmas. During my morning drive to work, I received a phone call from a local number I didn’t recognize. “Hello, Mrs. Schaeffer, you don’t know me but I’m a teacher from Fayetteville High School. We have a young boy who needs a home.
“We were wondering if you and your husband may be able to help. The schools are closing for Christmas. And this boy doesn’t have a home.” Daniel lived alone in an abandoned house. His mother died of cancer. His father was homeless. A team of teachers worked to provide food, clothing, and temporary shelter for Daniel.
We drove to the school that afternoon. When we came in the office, we saw a young man whose every belonging fit into a small backpack. He rose from his seat and in a polite voice said, “Hello Mr. and Mrs. Schaeffer. My name is Daniel.”
Over the course of several years, there were many phone calls that came our way. Champions for Kids started to help many children like Daniel. We knew we needed to provide help for all children. In the early years, we never focused on a single issue or cause. We realized the needs were too complex to focus on a single issue.
Then, we focused on a solution rather than the problem. Huge problems are solved by inviting caring people to work together. Children matter to everyone, and if asked to help, they will do everything they can. Thus the name, Champions for Kids. We have always known that people are willing to offer up their passion, their time, and their talents to help children. We are all just waiting for the call.
Our core values remain our driving commitment. All children should have someone who cares, a place to belong, hope for tomorrow, and provisions for their journey. All children.
Champions for Kids
26 West Center Suite 215
Fayetteville, AR 72701