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Amazing Kids! is proud to highlight the Amazing Kids! of the Month!

Each month, we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things.  We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids to accomplish their own amazing achievements. 

Amazing Kids! of the Month for August, 2005: 
Kids With a Cause; Culver City, California
Kids With a Cause

Quotes of the Month

"We are proud to have celebrity youth members volunteer their time to support our cause. It is through their charitable efforts that Kids With A Cause continues to help those less fortunate.

"We have two hands.  One is for helping ourselves and becoming responsible.  The other is for reaching out and helping others."

Linda Finnegan,
Founder/Executive Director
Kids With a Cause

"We believe that everyone can help someone in some way.  It's important to do whatever we can, whenever we can."

Hilary Duff,
Actress and International Spokesperson for Kids With a Cause

Congratulations to our August 2005 Amazing Kids! of the Month honorees, the amazingly dedicated celebrity kids and youth from the Entertainment and Recording Industries who volunteer their time and talents for "Kids With a Cause," an organization dedicated to help kids in need!

Read their story below and who knows?  Maybe you'll be inspired to join their Kids Club, or volunteer for them, and join them in their great cause--helping kids in need! 

And don't forget, if you, or a young person (or persons!) you know, has an amazing project you are involved in, or a special skill, talent or ability you want to tell the world about, be sure to let Amazing Kids! know about it!  Teachers are invited to nominate their entire classroom and the amazing projects they are working on too!  Simply complete our new online nomination form for the Amazing Kid! of the Month award, or email us! 

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Kids With a Cause
Kids With a Cause Celebrity Members and Spokespersons
Kids With a Cause Kids Club
Related Links  

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Kids With A Cause, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which emphasizes the value of youth helping youth, was
founded in September 1999 by Linda Finnegan, its current Executive Director, to help disadvantaged children and youth.  Amazing Ms. Finnegan's philosophy is to support the dynamic child within and nurture responsibility.

Members of Kids With a Cause include celebrity kids and youth from the film, television & the recording industries who understand the importance of "giving back" to their communities and children.  These caring and dedicated young people make appearances and perform at charity events across the U.S. and in Canada to show their support for kids' causes, as well as participate in the organization's various programs.

The members of Kids With A Cause select the causes, events and programs in which they become involved. Some of their causes include:

  • Abandonment, Neglect or Abuse
  • Cancer, Leukemia & other blood disorders
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Foster/Adoptive
  • Homelessness
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Low Income
  • Physically, Mentally, Emotionally Challenged
  • Visual & hearing impaired well as many others!

The organization designs programs which help children in need interact with celebrity children and participate in activities which help make a difference in each other's lives. They create special activities in the following four areas:
  • Arts, Entertainment & Enrichment Programs
  • Educational Programs
  • Environmental Programs
  • Health & Well-Being Programs

The ultimate goal of these programs is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged youth while at the same time, enhancing their self-esteem and confidence.

The United Nations recently granted Kids with a Cause "NGO" (Non-Governmental Organization) status.  Kids with a Cause is now associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.  The group's first trip under their new status will be to India this Fall, where they'll visit an orphanage affected by last year's tragic tsunami.

Congratulations, "Kids!" 

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Kids With a Cause Celebrity Youth Members

The 2005 Kids With a Cause spokespersons include:

  •  2005 International Spokespersons: sisters Haylie Duff and Hilary Duff
  • 2005 Male Spokesperson: Michael Welch
  • 2005 Female Spokesperson: Tessa Ludwick
  • 2005 Supportive Spokesperson/ Entertainment Coordinator: Jessie Seely

Below is a current list of all of the amazingly dedicated celebrity kids and young persons involved in Kids With a Cause, with links to more information about each:
Seth Adkins "Bad News Bears"
Autumn "Your Big Break"
Alex Black "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"
Tony Black "Bubble Boy"
Bianca Collins "September Tigers"
Aria Curzon "The Treehouse Hostage"
Taylor Daubens (Commercial Actress)
Chioke Dmachi "CSI Miami"
Courtnee Draper "Tru Calling"
Haylie Duff "Napoleon Dynamite"
Hilary Duff "The Perfect Man"
Hannah Dworkin "The Partridge Family"
Jonathan Fairchild (Music Performer)
Lyndsy Fonseca "Boston Public"
Roland Garza (Music Performer)
Tra'Lynn Husbands "Teen Edge"
Joelle James "America's Most Talented Kid"
Ryan James "CSI"
Marc John Jefferies "Tracy Morgan Show"
Tori Kelly "Star Search"
Isaac Lipscomb "Miracles"
Tessa Ludwick "Movie Surfers"
Stephen Lunsford "Unfabulous"
Olivia Marsico "Hyperion Bay"
Jason Maves "Date My Mom"
Nicole Mosbacher "One Last Chance"
Logan O'Brien "General Hospital"
Jennifer Quirino "Malcolm in the Middle"
Jessie Seely "Ed McMahon's Next Big Star"
Holly Stell "Lazarus Child" / vocal performer
Lauren Storm "Flight 29 Down"
Lauren Summers "The Bernie Mac Show"
Madylin Sweeten "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Sawyer Sweeten "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Sullivan Sweeten "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Scout Taylor-Compton "Sleepover"
Sean Tracy "Belittled"
Shane Tracy commercial actor
Michael Welch "Joan of Arcadia"
Chris Winsor  "Les Miserables" on Broadway

Find out about the upcoming events Kids With a Cause will be attending for the remainder of 2005 here:

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Kids With a Cause Kids Club

Kids With a Cause Kids' Club

The Kids With a Cause "Kids' Club" was created in order to:
  • Help more children and teens in many ways and many places
  • Expand their organization's volunteer opportunities globally
  • Promote the importance of providing encouragement and support to less fortunate youth
  • Recognize the charitable efforts of the Kids With A Cause Club Members on our web site and in newsletters

The Kids Club was designed to support the work of the organization and Kids Club members have the opportunity to participate in programs and activities in their local communities as well as attend Kids With A Cause events, whenever possible. (Please note that Kids With A Cause does not provide transportation and/or lodging for event participation.)

If you'd like to join the Kids With a Cause Kids' Club, visit their website at:, or email them at:

For more information on how to get involved the Kids With a Cause effort, visit their website:

To all of you "Kids with a Cause" out there:  Amazing Kids! salutes you!

Related Links:

Kids With a Cause website

Kids With a Cause Kids' Club

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A Special Message from Amazing Kids! for all you kids:

It's no secret...every person has an "amazing-ness" inside of them, just waiting to be discovered.  (Sometimes we just need a little help in finding out what that "amazing-ness" is!) 

If you are doing some amazing things too, we want to hear about it!  Send us your stories about your amazing accomplishments, so we can tell the world just how amazing you are!  We are always looking for new stories.  And don't be shy!  We'd love to hear from you!

Here's an idea you might want to try:


If you know someone who needs a little encouragement, why not tell them what you think is special about them?  Maybe you can be the one to help them uncover their own special talents! 

Amazing Kids! is looking for teens to be Amazing Teen Volunteers and Ambassadors . If you'd like to join Amazing Kids! in helping to spread the word, please email us at:


  It's cool to be an Amazing Kid!


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