Welcome to the Kids Carnival outreach guide. Before you begin reading about this outreach, we’d like to make sure you know what you need to know about San Francisco’s inner city by visiting the Backstory Page.
What is it?
The Kids Carnival is an event that takes place on the day of outreach. We reserve a large section of outdoor space and fill it with all types of games, carnival food, and activities for kids. A half time show is presented to share about Jesus' love.
There are about 3,000 kids in the Tenderloin District, all of whom rarely get a chance to experience a healthy and loving environment. The purpose of the Kids Carnival is to allow children to experience the Love of Christ through interaction with City Impact staff and Volunteers while enjoying the pure fun of the Kid’s Carnival.
In order for the Kids Carnival to function properly, there is much work to be done before, during, and after the carnival. With the help of our volunteers, we will set up this huge party, all the games, and events. During the event we will need lively interaction and constant engagement with the children as they play. Some volunteers may be manning games, while others will be hanging out with the kids that come in. Once the event is over, cleanup will take place.
Year round, there is a team of leaders who are dedicated to reaching the Youth and Children of the Tenderloin District and helping them encounter the loving presence of Jesus. This Kid’s Carnival is vital for our ability to meet and greet a large amount of kids at one time, allow them to enjoy the party and collect information to follow up in the future to come alongside the community, longterm.