Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc. will hold its 20th Annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® on Thursday,March 15, 2018.
Our goal for 2017 is to increase the number of students who were touched by letters last year.
We invite local businesses, organizations, colleges, high school students and faculty, churches, and individuals to write thoughtful and inspiring letters to children to be delivered in our local schools. It is such a joy to see the smiles on the young faces as they read their letters!
Why is Camp Fire sponsoring this event?
It’s an annual call to action for adults to write letters of love and support to kids, created by Camp Fire, a national youth development organization. Adults sometimes forget to stop and tell a child how important he or she is. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® is a reminder to do just that. Camp Fire is an expert in adult-to-child communication, and Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® strengthens the important bond between kids and adults.
What’s so special about a letter?
A letter is personal, tangible and something a person can hold onto for years to come. Through written words, people can express emotions they may hold back in conversation. And during the often-challenging times of adolescence, children may be more open to reading a letter than having a talk that may “embarrass” them.
Does writing a letter really make a difference?
Children need positive reinforcement in their lives. The right words of encouragement can come at just the time a child needs them most – helping the child make better decisions, build self-esteem, and even be more compassionate and successful.
What is your goal for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®?
We want every child to receive a letter, post, tweet and tag (AIKD#) notes of encouragement and inspiration. Just imagine the impact of loving letters or notes in lunch boxes, on cell phones or tucked in backpacks.
What if I don’t know a kid to write to?
Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc. distributes letters to children who will not receive a letter on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®. Letters MUST be received in the Camp Fire office no later than March 8, 2018.
To donate a letter, please mail to:
Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc.
ATTN: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
1814 Creighton Road
Pensacola, FL 32504
What can I write in my letter?
For letter writing ideas visit our Pinterest page. Click on the link for details
Can I text my message instead of writing a letter?
YES! The intent is to provide a child with a letter they can hold and save, positive encouraging words in a text , but electronic medium will work too. Email, post, tweet, and tag (#AIKD) special messages of inspiration to a child. The idea is to tell our youth how we feel about their special and unique qualities!
How can I find out more about Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®?
If you want to join Camp Fire in showing our children how valued they are, contact Camp Fire Gulf Wind, Inc. by e-mailing TByrer@cfgulfwind.org
or calling 850-476-1760 x107.