Our Kids First, a charity dedicated to supporting children from divorced families within the community, has surpassed all expectations in their first matching fundraising campaign, raising in excess of £300,000. The campaign, which initially aimed to gather £260,000, achieved this goal with five hours remaining, leading to a bonus round that brought in an additional £40,000.
The remarkable achievement was made possible by the generosity of over 3,200 donors who contributed during the 36-hour campaign. This outpouring of support has left Billy Katz and Ari Shainfeld, the founders of Our Kids First, deeply moved and grateful.
Billy Katz, reflecting on the journey, shared, “I could never imagine being in this position after starting what was simply a WhatsApp group for divorced dads. The community’s response has been overwhelming, and it is heartwarming to see such solidarity and support for our cause.”
Ari Shainfeld added, “The success of this campaign is a testament to the power of community and the importance of our mission. Every donation, no matter the size, has made a significant impact on the lives of the families we support.”
Our Kids First was founded to provide practical and emotional support to children and families navigating the challenges of divorce. Today, the charity extends its services to over 150 families, offering a lifeline through various initiatives designed to foster stability and well-being.
For more information about Our Kids First and to learn how you can support their mission, please visit ourkidsfirst.co.uk