A simple recommendation to get more exercise turned into a widely motivating opportunity. The one man volleyball team is educating on suicide awareness and prevention in a big way.
THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS
THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS
THE MIAMI DOLPHINS
THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS
THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS
THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES
THE BUFFALO BILLS THREE TIMES
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
But we can help our youth BEAT THE ODDS!
Bob Holmes is a one man volleyball team who has played thousands of games in thousands of gymnasiums for millions of people.
He has beaten:
He then delivers his life changing message against BULLYING, SUICIDE, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, and for NOT QUITTING.
Bob travels around the country entertaining the youth, military, veterans and public and helps us all see that we can "Beat the Odds."
In 2009, Happy Kids International Founder, Todd Lugli entered Haiti. His vision and passion for this recovering but resilient country has resulted in countless lives changed. Whether it is orphans cared for, bellies being filled with food or ridding children of worms, thousands of people are hearing, seeing and experiencing the Good News.
Since its inception, Happy Kids International has focused on three main areas:
Caring for the body- This is done through feeding programs, providing clean drinking water and providing often times life-saving medical services.
Caring for the soul- Educating children provides them with an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty that has defined this country for years. It empowers the next generation and gives children and their family a hope for a better future for themselves and their country.
Caring for the spirit- This is the heartbeat behind it all. We desire to see lives transformed through discipleship and mentoring programs. This discipleship of young leaders and the training of local leaders is done in the hope that they will make lasting impacts on their communities and country for years to come.
Happy Kids International is a nimble organization with low overhead administratively; meaning that more of every dollar goes to the aid of people in need in the areas where the organization operates.