Meet Austin, a high school student from N.J., who is part of a non-profit helping kids in need.
Austin Yang (in his Junior year) is part of a team of high school students who are working with a national non-profit organization to provide children in need with boxes full of supplies they can use...sometimes even including a coupon for free tutoring!
Austen, the chapter founder for Balance Boxes, and his NJ team have been collecting items, filling Balance Boxes, and then delivering them to kids in need.
Not only is this an amazing organization that has gotten very little publicity, but many of the chapters are run by student groups who are learning to do good in this world and to give back.
Students in Monmouth and Ocean County area are welcome to become involved and join the NJ chapter. Or maybe you know of a local organization that is trying to help children in need that may benefit from receiving balance boxes for children in need in our area.
So what exactly are Balance Boxes?
Balance Boxes are fun, thematic boxes focused on providing school supplies, snacks, toys, books, and games to low-income children who may not be able to afford them otherwise. Teams who volunteer with the charity pack donations in individual boxes -- Balance Boxes -- and deliver them to places who agree to accept their donations.
The non-profit serves all of New Jersey. If you would like to donate either financially or with items like toys or books, CLICK HERE
On the other hand, if there are any centers, schools, or other places that serve low-income, underprivileged children, Austin's team is more than happy to provide a donation of Balance Boxes. CLICK HERE
and scroll to the bottom of the page to fill out a "Get In Touch" form.
And for high schools interested in joining Austin's chapter CLICK HERE
to schedule a meeting with Austin, who heads the NJ chapter of Balance Boxes. Austin would love to expand to include student volunteers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. He says,
"Since the founding of our chapter, we have raised over $20,000 in in-kind donations, and have donated more than 135 boxes to children’s centers and churches!"
In any case, all are welcomed to follow along on Instagram and spread the word about Balance Boxes. Austin says his team has been unexpectedly successful. They sound passionate and excited to continue giving to kids in need. In fact they have two more delivieries scheduled this week!
For more info on the national organization Balance Boxes, CLICK HERE.