AP Community Relief Fund

Welcome to Aaron’s Presents!

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icon_1 1,500 Children
icon_2 850 Projects Completed
icon_3 40,000 Impacted
icon_4 850 Donors

Recent News
UPDATE 3/19/2020: We are concerned for everyone in our community and the larger world, and have set up a relief fund specifically to help address needs that arise within our network and community, which includes a large percentage of low-income youth and families. If you would like to help some individual families in the high-need cities of Lowell, Lawrence, and Lynn who face challenges and crises in the coming weeks and months, please consider helping us grow this fund now. Thank you!
UPDATE 3/13/2020: Our very special concert event with Broadway performer, Nicholas Ward, has been POSTPONED until September 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. We will announce a new date as soon as possible. Thank you, and be well! Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, UMass Lowell and the Letters Foundation, and Star Sponsor Eastern Bank and Performance Sponsor Enterprise Bank for your continued support!
Thank you to all of you who have supported our end-of-year fundraising efforts!! We could not carry out this work and support all of the 500 kids who want to participate this year if it weren’t for you. We are also thrilled and grateful to have the support of the Rogers Family Foundation (3 years), the Saab Family Foundation (3 years), The Stevens Foundation (2 years), The Lenny Zakim Fund (5 years), the Cummings Foundation (4 years), the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (2 years), the Highland Street Foundation, and the Nordson Corporation!

What We Do
Aaron’s Presents is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers 1) hands-on, individualized mentoring, 2) materials/services and 3) logistical help to any child in 8th grade or below who want to carry out an idea that benefits at least one other person, animal or the environment. We follow the children’s vision as they create and lead a memorable, meaningful and fun experience by practicing kindness, empathy and generosity.
In the process they discover the value of their ideas and unique qualities and their ability to make the world better exactly as they are at every age and stage. Ours is a new approach to “community service,” because we’re asking kids to start seeing giving not as an occasional obligation but as their larger purpose.
Our Mission
Inspiring kids to give of themselves for the good of the world.
Our Vision
We envision a world in which all children learn to seek happiness, healing and purpose by tapping into who they are and reaching out to help others with empathy, generosity and passion.
Our Grant Recipients in Action
  • A Basketball Court A Basketball Court Vivian and Mariah (6th, Lowell): Planning to make a basketball court for the LCCPS playground in the fall; led a team of students who are painting athletic-themed wooden plaques for the gym
  • A Child's Dream Erika, Kesey, Laylah, Leah, Olivia and Vivian (6th, Lowell): Created 2 birthday celebration packages for Horizons for Homeless Children; visited HHC’s headquarters in Roxbury, MA and toured the preschool center and talked with a staff person about homelessness A Child's Dream
  • Brain Games Brain Games Owen (5th, Lawrence): Applied for chess sets and other supplies to start a YDO (Youth Development Organization, an after-school enrichment program in Lawrence) chess program and taught 6 elementary-aged kids how to play chess; 6 weekly classes; held a tournament; made a presentation about the history of chess.
  • Gifts for Grandparents Gifts for Grandparents Valerie, Larybeth, Nick and Keith (6th, Lowell): Applied for craft and other supplies to use while visiting with residents at Willow Manor nursing home in Lowell; visited three times; planned activities and interacted with and brought smiles to many elderly residents.
  • Pictures for Patients Pictures for Patients Bryce (3rd, Danvers): Applied for art supplies for his company, The Graffiti Club, which consists of other elementary-aged kids, to create artwork that will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital and on display in July 2014
  • Luis' Cool Rubberbands Luis (6th, Lowell): Created a rubberband jewelry-making business and generously gave many items away to special people who have helped him in life and school Luis' Cool Rubberbands
  • Get to Know Bellesini Get to Know Bellesini Ramphis and Alex (8th, Lawrence): Applied for a durable tri-fold presentation board as a parting class gift to Bellesini Academy, an independent boys middle school in Lawrence; decorated and organized letters of appreciation written by each graduating student; presented the board to the head of school at their graduation dinner
  • Diamonds Dance Diamonds Dance Jasmine, Kelina, Valeria and Charlyna (6th/7th, Lawrence): Applied for gym mats and uniforms to start a YDO gymnastics program; taught 10 elementary-aged girls basic gymnastics skills
  • A Puppet Show! A Puppet Show! Princess and Angie (5th, Lowell): Led a team of students who built a new and durable puppet theatre for LCCPS and created puppets; rehearsed and performed a puppet show for 2nd graders
  • Random Acts of Kindness Random Acts of Kindness Mariam and Janisha (4th, Lowell): Applied for supplies needed to run a Random Acts of Kindness Week for their entire school (LCCPS); planned daily themes and activities, contests, made daily morning announcements, led a team of other student helpers
  • Clareese Cares Clareese (6th, Lowell): Created a loaner program for students who walk to and from school to have reflective vests and whistles to help them feel safer Clareese Cares
  • Sing it Out Sing it Out Channel (7th, Lawrence): Applied for voice lessons to pursue her passion for singing; will come up with a way to “give back” what she has gained and learned to someone else

Ways to Get Involved

Aaron’s Presents is made possible by your generous support.
Please consider Sponsoring a Project, creating a special Presents Fund or becoming a Volunteer!