giving back

"The only prerequisite to helping a child in need is the desire to give"

Ricky Patel, Haiti orphanage.  Gracious Hands Orphanage.

Our Mission

Our foundation has a strong focus on helping children that are facing unique challenges to their health and wellbeing. 

Ricky Patel  established  ITS4THEKIDS foundation to help with children's causes.  The two primary areas include the Gracious Hands Orphanage in Haiti and the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.  Our mission is to provide a better quality of life to all children through hands-on assistance. This is accomplished through developing and funding new innovative programs and creating easier access to resources to create a community culture of giving back. We strongly believe this will provide children the opportunity to become healthy and fulfilled adults who could then help others in the community and around the world.


Our team wanted to find fun and effective ways to give back without merely writing a check to the cause.  We have found many ways to collaborate with individuals and their companies to give back using out of the box ideas.  We have worked with artist, shop owners, hotels, bar & restaurants, barber shops, and many more.  Our goal is to make giving back as fun and effortless as possible.  Do you have a fun and creative way to give back?  contact us now to discuss.

The Beautiful Caterpillar book by; Ricky Patel & Maya Patel.

Children's book

The Beautiful Caterpillar

What does it mean to be beautiful? The Beautiful Caterpillar is a thoughtfully written children’s story that examines the reality of “stranger danger” and bullying, through characters that children will love and relate to. Told in the words of a young boy and caterpillar, this story will teach children the significance of listening to their own intuition, the power of saying “no”, and the importance of celebrating their own beauty and confidence. Safety tips are provided for children and adults at the end of the book to serve as a guide for sometimes difficult, but necessary discussions.

We are excited to provide all the proceeds of the book sales to SPARK HER CHANGE.  This amazing organization works diligently to help victims of sex trafficking.  They will use the funds from the book sales to continue their mission.  



Kindle Ebook

Safety Tips:

At the end of the book, the reader will find two sections created for adults and children. 

The lessons are broke down into five tips for children to avoid predatory behavior and five tips to guide parents on the matter.  Please click the link below to learn more about the subject.   



Our foundation has created a fun apparel store to spread awareness and give back.  100% of all profits will be donated to our wonderful children's causes through our hands on initiatives.  What an amazing gift idea for a loved one!  

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