The Kind Mouse Productions, founded in 2012, is run entirely by volunteers. The 501c3 nonprofit feeds 250 local children every week and helps local people who have experienced career loss to restore their dignity and re-establish their lives through a program that offers food, housewares, pet supplies and career coaching. In 2014 alone, almost 12,000 Mouse Nibbles Weekend Bags of nonperishable food were distributed to the children in Pinellas County.
From their application for Best Non-Profit:
"The Kind Mouse has a very unique program called Mice In Training where we are teaching young elementary students about the importance of community service. We are teaching these children public speaking, so they can go out into the community and be the voice of the children. Currently we are working with scout troops and hope to one day make this an actual scout badge. We see the Mice In Training children teaching by example. Wouldn’t it be amazing to break the pattern of childhood hunger one day?"
The Kind Mouse can be reached through their website, TheKindMouse.org.
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