Sorbo, former star of hit television shows Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, has served on the board and as a spokesperson for A World Fit For Kids for twelve years.
This year because of the economic crisis many charities that depend on state and local funding are finding that their budgets have been reduced or frozen as state governments struggle to adjust their budgets. A World Fit For Kids is one of those charities.
In an open letter, Kevin Sorbo makes an appeal for $6 donations to the charity. Here is an excerpt from his letter:
This is an urgent call to action… our kids and families desperately need your help. Delayed payments from state and local granting agencies pose immediate threats on our ability to serve the elementary through high school students who most need us, particularly this summer as thousands of youth have no safe place to go.
For a mere $6.00 a day you can provide 3 hours of programming for a child during the afternoon hours when kids are most vulnerable to gangs, drugs, violence and risky behaviors. Your donation will help provide the programming, equipment, snacks, and coach/mentors needed to serve 1,200 kids through July and August.
Kevin Sorbo’s fans are spreading the word about this urgent need. If you are in a position to help, please consider making a donation.