Children Helping Children

Bring the world into your Classroom by being a partner in Children Helping Children.  

Children Helping ChildrenWhat is Children Helping Children?
Children Helping Children is a worldwide ministry that promotes global awareness and social justice.  Students in the United States build connections with children in India and Latin America and change lives through their support.  In the past 20 years, students have raised over $400,000 for the children served by the School Sisters of St. Francis missions. 

Why does Pope Francis want your students to “Make a Joyful Noise”?
Participating in the Children Helping Children ministry is an ideal way to help your students joyfully live out the message that Pope Francis shared with young people last year:  “Have courage. Go forth. Make noise.”  He describes “noise” as finding the courage to stand up for others and following high ideals of goodness, beauty and truth.

This year’s Children Helping Children campaign embraces the Pope’s call to young people with a newly created Action Kit which helps students to “Make a Joyful Noise” in support of others around the world.

How can my students join with others?
Check out the new creative ideas in our Children Helping Children Action Kit to engage your students in this important international mission.  Contact Catherine Alexander to receive your copy of the Action Kit.

If you would like a copy of the new Children Helping Children Action Kit or would like help implementing ideas, please contact Catherine Alexander, Special Appeals Ministry, School Sisters of St. Francis, 1501 S. Layton Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53215-1924; (414) 385-5343; email:

A Special Note for Parents, Teachers, and Religious Educators
Be sure to check out our new 2016 Lenten Reflections written specifically for children and teens.  Each week features a reflection written by a School Sister of St. Francis and designed to inspire young minds to reach deeply within and discover their abilities to improve our world.