"I am convinced everyone has a desire and willingness to give - sometimes they just need a little inspiration."
Kristina Tester is not your ordinary teenager; in fact she is often described as extraordinary! At the age of 10 she launched 'Kids for Kids,' an organization devoted to helping less fortunate kids and teens in her community. Shocked to see that the kids coming to St. Joseph's Home for Children carried their personal belongings in garbage bags, Kristina took action. She and her twin sister Annalisa started collecting duffle bags for these kids. Now four years later, over a thousand kids leaving St. Joseph's have received a duffle bag. To the kids at St. Joseph's, these duffle bags do more than carry their belongings, they represent an increased self-esteem and optimism.
Kristina's efforts didn't stop at duffle bags. In fact, Kids for Kids has gone global. Once again inspired by something she saw, Kristina went into action raising money to sponsor school children in Zimbabwe. In one year she raised over $10,000 for these students.
Whether helping children across the street or across the globe, Kristina's genuine empathy and love for others are an inspiration to everyone she meets.
Designated Charities: St. Joseph's Home for Children and Kids for Kids Ngamo Scholarship Fund