Happy Kids Care's mission is to help kids live happier lives by encouraging them to give back and to volunteer in their community.


Volunteer to teach chess to the children at Inspirica Homeless Shelter. All ages and levels welcomed. Very informal. 2018-2019.

141 Franklin Street, Stamford
5:15-6:00 PM
Oct. 25
Nov. 15
Nov. 29
Dec. 6
Jan. 10
Jan. 24
Feb. 7
Feb. 21
Mar. 7
April 4
May 2
May 16

Additional volunteer opportunities at Inspirica Homeless Shelter:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:


Preparing Meals

Please email me directly to sign up (maximiliank@optonline.net)


Thank you to our 675 wonderful volunteers who make HappyKidsCare a HUGE success!!!! 
The following volunteers "GAVE BACK" 50+ HOURS 2017 (SEPT-DEC):


So many HAPPY faces at our Valentine's party!

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who served pizza, ran the raffle, organized the dance contest, clean-up duty, etc.
YOU made it a HUGE success! 


Volunteer opportunities:

If you are interested in volunteering to prepare and serve a meal at Inspirica, please email me for open dates.  This is a great opportunity for your family to give back all year long. Thanks so much.  MAX


Tutoring opportunities from 4-6 PM M-F.  Volunteer to assist children with their homework Inspirica's After School Program in Stamford.  Please email me to sign up:  maximiliank@optonline.net.

VOLUNTEERS:  Please let us know if you have an idea, interest or hobby and would like to share at an upcoming event. The kids really enjoy learning new things and it's wonderful way to contribute your ideas and talents.

We are also looking for youth volunteers to take on leadership roles in our community service projects.  A great opportunity to learn leadership and life skills while improving the community.




FEB. 9th 6-7:30 PM
Inspirica Homeless Shelter, Stamford

DJ, Pizza & Drinks
The one and only "DJ Nate Slate"

Volunteer space is limited.  Please email me ASAP if you would like to volunteer for the dance party:  maximiliank@optonline.net



2017-2018 School Year: 

Thank you for all Halloween costumes that were donated this year. The kids LOVED them!!

Chess Club

5-6 PM Inspirica Youth Center

Mark your calendars for all 2017-2018 chess dates. Please check your email for addl. dates added:

OCT. 4
NOV. 1
DEC. 13
JAN. 24
FEB. 7
MAY 16

If you would like to volunteer to teach chess to children at Inspirica homeless shelter in Stamford, please email me at maximiliank@optonline.net.

This is our 6th YEAR!  Way to go volunteers.  AMAZING JOB!

InspiriKing Chess Club was co-founded by Max and classmate Lucas K.  Together, and with many youth volunteers, they are teaching critical and creative thinking to many inner-city children. Youth volunteers of all levels who are age 7 and older are welcomed! Email Max or betsyberns@gmail.com.

Wow!!!  LK donated a portion of his bar mitzvah money to Inspirica's homeless shelter. Fifteen more kids will be able to enjoy sleep away camp summer 2018.  LK you are so GENEROUS!!!!

Thank you to Greenwich Blues Mite B Hockey team who spent the afternoon playing gym hockey with the children of Inspirica.  They played hockey, had a toy raffle and enjoyed pizza and snacks.  AWESOME JOB!  The kids LOVED it.

The BOY SCOUTS were awesome today.  Way to go boys!

A BIG Thank you to Gretchen B, LJ and his 2nd grade classmates who came out to play games and have a pizza party.  The kids AND the volunteers had so much FUN.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sara who is being recognized by the National Honor Society due to her amazing volunteer efforts with HappyKidsCare. So proud of YOU!

A big Thank you to Lizzie L. and her friends who spent an afternoon with the children of Inspirica decorating cupcakes and playing games.  Wow! Never saw so many happy faces.

Kaia C. and her friends from Greenwich Academy who spent an amazing afternoon making homemade lip gloss with the girls.  A magical afternoon!!!

The boys had a ball with Luke J. and his hockey teammates who surprised the kids with "Make Your Own Sundaes" and sports play.  Way to go Luke and friends!

The Mann family generously sponsored a magical day of ballet for the Inspirica children over the holidays. The Nutcracker performance inspired many of the children to get excited about our upcoming ballet lessons.  Stay tuned for upcoming ballet dates.  Thank you so much to the Mann family.

A big THANK YOU to the O'Neil family for co-sponsoring the "Back to School Dance Party" for Fairfield County's homeless children.  Thank you for making it possible. If your family, child or business would like to sponsor an upcoming event, please email us.  We would love your help!

* Many of the children of Inspirica Homeless Shelter attend public schools in Stamford. In order to protect their privacy, volunteers for the Inspirica events cannot attend the Stamford Public School system.



Fairfield County Volunteer Youth Challenge
Mobile "Gamin" Party
Hockey lessons        
Spa Day
Animal Embassy
Intro to Origami
Holiday Dance Party
Nutcracker Field Trip
5K Run for Waterside School
Back to School "Dance" Party
Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundaes
Sleepover party/ IHOP Breakfast
Organized violin lessons and violin rental homeless teen
Trip to Chelsea Piers
Prepared and served Thanksgiving Dinner w/ live Gospel music
Weekly fan support @ football games for homeless teen
Halloween treat decorating party
Welcome home from hospital celebration for homeless child
Ice Cream Social/ Magic Show
Classmates donated school supplies for enrichment program
Organized furniture/ homegoods for shelter families moving out
Pizza party
Dance party with DJ

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