Cool Kids Club – Maddie and Malachi: Bringing Christmas dinner to homeless children


January 1, 2012
By Wendy Thompson
Cool Kids Club

When Maddie, 6, and Malachi, 8, two members of the DC Spotlight’s Cool Kids Club, joined the club, they welcomed the opportunity to give back to the community in the Washington, D.C. metro area. In fact, teaching kids in our neighborhoods and schools how to give back to our community is the reason the Cool Kids Club was founded. For December, Maddie and Malachi collected can goods and other nonperishable foods for the Sasha Bruce Youthwork shelters for homeless children. The two pint-sized kids went door-to-door in the Colesville neighborhood in Maryland and collected a hefty box of foods of various sorts. On the eve of Christmas, the kids were delighted in knowing that some of the food they collected would be served during dinner on Christmas day at Chloe House, a shelter for girls in Washington, D.C.

Both Maddie and Malachi thoroughly enjoyed this giving project and have already begun thinking of great ideas and ways to give back to the community in the month of January. Maddie and Malachi are two kids — along with other kids in the club – who are destined to do great things. Good work kids!

Do you have ideas of your own, or would you like to join the Cool Kids Club? If you have ideas, post them below, on our Facebook page ( and/or send us an email to If you would like to join the club, send a request to Membership is free to kids ages 5-17.

Your giving helped us share Christmas with needy kids.

Special thanks to Marlon Burch for his assistance on Collection Day.

Visit Maddie’s website (Maddie’s Trove) for great kids gifts.

To donate to Sasha Bruce Youthwork, visit their website at

Sasha Bruce Youthwork
1022 Maryland Avenue Northeast
Washington, D.C.
(202) 543-5796

(Left, Chloe House supervisors and Wendy Thompson)


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