To The World Inc.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization practicing shoestring philanthropy for those who need us
To The World Inc. is a small, non-profit. It's local, and it is hands-on. It is a group of neighbors and friends looking for grassroots projects they can do to help those who need them. Because we care about community process, we want our work to be personal; we want our thanks to be personal, too.
We love children who often live in poverty. They are sometimes cold and hungry when they shouldn't be. Their lives are often isolated and segregated. They may live in neighborhoods where 8 homicides and 20 drive-by shootings happen each month. They need help learning how to learn. They are children who need adults to do for them what only adults can do for them: make their world safer, more enriched, more integrated and more hopeful.
So, our mission is simple: to find ways BIG and small to care.
We have focused a great deal of our attention on the elementary school children in the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) since it is in our backyard. If you are from Kansas City, you know our schools need help for lots of reasons. And while we obviously can't write policy or solve problems from the top down, we decided we could find ways to get involved regardless of whether our kids went to the KCPS school district or not.
One of our goals has been to find ways to be both supportive to teachers and helpful to children. We want to enrich the classroom community, and we do that by giving time and money -- by doing deeds, sharing kind words and giving affection.
These are some of the ways we have practiced what we call shoestring philanthropy: