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Why Your Gift Makes a Difference!

“Kidpower’s ongoing commitment to inclusiveness has helped me to make the world a safer place for my transgender child!”

Creating circles of safety around our kids!

I admit that I get enraged when someone’s thoughtless remarks about not accepting gender differences causes my child to feel alone and sad. But that doesn’t solve the problem; it just makes me miserable without helping my kid.

Kidpower’s comprehensive advocacy skills have helped me convert my anger into productive and positive action so that I can constructively educate the teachers, parents, and students at my child’s school. Now, there is more openness about how to create a welcoming place for people of different genders and identities. Even better, a couple of children with gender differences have been empowered to express their reality – and several other parents with transgender kids have been turning to me for advice.

Kidpower’s ongoing deep commitment to safety and respect for everyone, everywhere, has helped my family and countless others to know that we are not alone, and given us practical steps we can take to make positive changes for our kids.

~ Jackie, Mom – Ally – Advocate

Your gift makes a difference!

Thanks to donations from Kidpower Supporters like you, parents like Jackie are better prepared to protect their kids from prejudice!

Will you help?

We’ve set the goal to raise $5,000 by the end of #GivingTuesday, December 3rd!

Remember: Every dollar does wonders!

** Plus, your donation will be DOUBLED with a matching gift from a member of our leadership circle. **

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Published: December 2, 2019   |   Last Updated: December 2, 2019

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.