IUSD Blog – Guinness World Record


Kids… You did it! You broke the Guinness World Record! The official count by end of day Monday, May 12th was 12,391 letters! Only 30 days ago, Team Kids and Festival of Children Foundation challenged kids to write 10,001 letters and they more than followed through! Once again, kids prove that they’re NOT TO LITTLE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!

More to follow celebrating the kids and their amazing success!

Just a sampling of one of the many beautiful shipments of heartfelt letters that helped break the record!

Just a sampling of one of the many shipments of beautiful and heartfelt letters that helped break the record!

Letters from Across the Nation!

We’re almost there and it has been so fun to receive letters from all corners of the country! Quick shoutout to the hundreds of kids from Maine, New Jersey, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Connecticut, AND MORE who have sent letters to our headquarters! Our deserving troops oversees will be more than blessed to receive these beautiful letters! Just a little over a week to go!

Letter received to our HQ from Jacksonville, FL. One of our first from out of state!

Letter received to our HQ from Jacksonville, FL. One of our first from out of state!

We’re (almost) 1/2 way there!

We are close to 4,000 letters!! We need 10,000 by May 12 which means we need YOU! Please gather your family, friends, school, church or scout troop and send your thanks to those who deserve them most. Download Letter template on the “Break a Guinness World Record” page here on our website and spend a few minutes sending a most deserved thank you to our country’s heroes serving overseas! Last year Team Kids kiddos wrote 10K letters in one school year, this year’s love fest needs to be delivered in 30 days! Let’s collectively send the men and women in our service a big THANK YOU! We can do it!


Break the Guinness World Record!

YOU ARE INVITED! Join us at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA this Saturday and help kickoff a month-long effort to break the Guinness World Record for writing thank you lettres to our troops!  Thank you Festival of Children Foundation and Youth Service America for your partnership to mobilize children on Global Youth Service Day! For those that are unable to attend the kickoff event, you are more than encouraged to write letters throughout the month to help us BREAK THE RECORD! Letters can be sent in from across the country to our headquarters! LET”S DO THIS!



Today in Orange County, most of the work being done in health and human services focuses, appropriately, on the immediate needs of the disadvantaged. Team Kids takes a different approach, directing their energies toward our youth, teaching them the value and power of working together to solve community issues. In so doing, they are developing the philanthropists of the future and creating systematic change in our community.”

OC United Way, CEO Max Gardner

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Bethany LaFlam, Team Kids Board Member

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