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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® Frequently Asked Questions

What is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
It's an annual call to action for adults to write letters of love and support to kids, created by Camp Fire, a national youth development organization.

When is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
March 20, 2014 – celebrated annually on the third Thursday of each March.

Why is Camp Fire sponsoring this event?
Adults sometimes forget to stop and tell a child how important he or she is. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is a reminder to do just that. Camp Fire is an expert in adult-to-child communication, and Absolutely Incredible Kid Day strengthens the important bond between kids and adults.

What's so special about a letter?
A letter is personal, tangible and something a person can hold onto for years to come. Through written words, people can express emotions they may hold back in conversation. And during the often-challenging times of adolescence, children may be more open to reading a letter than having a talk that may "embarrass" them.

Does writing a letter really make a difference?
Children need positive reinforcement in their lives. The right words of encouragement can come at just the time a child needs them most – helping the child make better decisions, build self-esteem, and even be more compassionate and successful.

What is your goal for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
We want every child to receive a letter. Just imagine the impact of loving letters in lunch boxes, on pillows or tucked in backpacks.

What if I don't know a kid to write to?
Camp Fire's National Headquarters distributes letters to children who will not receive a letter on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. To donate a letter, please mail to:

Camp Fire
ATTN: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
1100 Walnut ST, Suite 1900
Kansas City, MO 64106

Can I text my message instead of writing a letter?
Although the intent is to provide a child with a letter they can hold and save, positive encouraging words in a text or electronic medium will work too. The idea is to tell our youth how we feel about their special and unique qualities!

How can I find out more about Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?
If you want to join Camp Fire in showing our children how valued they are, contact Camp Fire National Headquarters by e-mailing jim.dayton@campfire.org.

How can I participate in Camp Fire?
If you want to participate in Camp Fire click here to Get Involved!

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