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Friends Across America Program Connects Kids From All Fifty States

Published on July 22, 2008 · Filed Under Uncategorized 

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kids_america.jpg (Kings Park, N.Y.), Inc. has found an easy way for children across the United States to connect to one another. With its Friends Across America Program, kids can learn about different cultures and lifestyles through sharing a common interest: crafts. The program consists of children sending and receiving “paper friends” between other participants across the country.

“The kids find joy in making the paper friends and receiving them from all different states,” said Terri Bose, founder of, Inc., “and while they are having fun, they are also learning about the diversity in our country. It is creating unity and providing them with many hours of crafting fun.”

When the kids receive paper friends from different states they can save them in binders or plot maps of the places they came from. Terri has made this a simple exchange project in which the children print the free paper friends from the website, personalize them, and send them back to, Inc. In return the company sends them a paper friend from another child, as well as ships out their paper friend. It is cost-friendly for the parents and enriching for the children who participate in the program., Inc. was founded in 1998 to provide all levels of crafters an easily accessible variety of do-it-yourself projects. The site offers a wide range of craft materials, ideas, and full project kits that are sent directly to the customer. With 10,000 to 40,000 site visits a day, this small business is expanding to many different markets in the online world.

For more information about and the Friends Across America Program please call (631) 979-7331 or email

Photo: Christa Bove (left) and Carrie Bove (right) enjoy getting “paper friends” from other kids in America.


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