About

Who we are

Hi, we’re Max and Jake, 15-year-old Latino twin brothers from New Jersey. For as long as we can remember, we’ve been trying to help make the world a better place. We’ve done everything from donating our birthday gifts, helping raise money for fire victims, giving computers for kids libraries, even singing at nursing homes (okay, looking back that one might have done more harm than good). The one challenge we kept running into while trying to help was finding charities that allow kids of all ages to participate. When we realized our friends feel this way too, we decided to launch KIDS THAT DO GOOD – a place where young people can find ways to help their communities.

Max and Jake

What we do

Our goal is connecting kids with ways to give back. We find charities, organizations, events or opportunities that welcome kids at a variety of ages. We wanted to create a place where kids and their parents could discover ways to participate locally, regionally or even on a national level. We hope that by using our site, kids and families can quickly find opportunities for any age, location, and the type of organization they want to support.

We also wanted organizations to be able to easily recruit help and spread the word to like-minded people. Here’s to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering the next generation of Kids That Do Good!

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Founders

Max and Jake Klein

Max and Jake

Jake and Max are Latino twin brothers from NJ who were frustrated that they could not volunteer in certain areas due to their age. Many charities required them to be at least 14 years old. So they were constantly looking for ways to give back. They used all of their birthdays as a fundraiser for a charity of their choice including: donations of computers to the local children’s library, Toughbook computers to the local fire department, monies to Cancer organizations, food pantries and so much more. When they turned 13 they realized that other kids also wanted to get involved but didn’t know how. That’s when they came up with the idea of Kids That Do Good. They wanted to be a resource for kids, at any age, and show that its quite easy to make a difference. It just takes one person to make a huge impact on someone else’s life.

Board of Directors

Steven

Steven
Houston, TX

Steven is no stranger to charitable thinking. Recently he completed a project that collected 1,400 books for the Global Steward Initiative sending them to Tanzania and Malawi so they can set up community libraries in those countries. He and his family are consistently looking for ways they can all get involved which can be a challenge when you have two younger sisters and participation can be limited. That’s why Steven finds unique opportunities to give back to those in need and is a perfect Board member for KidsThatDoGood.

Jordan

Jordan
Fort Lee, NJ

Jordan’s charitable initiatives often center around sports. For example, Jordan is very active in the Little League community and is often finding way to get underwriting for the various needs they have including having professional sports teams donate to his causes! His GO-TO personality and resilience to get the job done are exactly what more kids should aspire to. Although Jordan is young, his determination to help others is unwavering and enviable by most adults. His an active volunteer for many local initiatives and charities and always asks to assist again and again! These are some of the reasons Jordan is a perfect Board member for KidsThatDoGood.

Additional Board of Advisors

Talla Gowhari

Ms. Gowhari, a 15 year veteran of the Fashion Industry, holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a Masters from Marangoni Institute in Milan, Italy. After holding executive positions at Lacoste and Armani, Ms. Gowhari joined Burberry as the Director of Partner Marketing and is currently running marketing programs for the company around the world.

Matt Pollack

Matt Pollack, a 30 year Entertainment Industry veteran, is currently a Talent Manager at Monotone Entertainment. The agency manages acts including: Jack White, The White Stripes, Jonah Hill, Danger Mouse, Jamie Foxx, Vampire Weekend, The Shins and many more. Mr. Pollack has also held executive positions at V2 Records, Atlantic Records, Elektra Records and Relativity Records.

Dr. Pablo Rubinstein

Dr. Pablo Rubinstein is a world renowned scientist and is currently Vice President of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) and Program Director of NYBC's National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) at the Howard P. Milstein Cord Blood Center. He has also held the positions of Professor of Genetics at the University of Chile, and of Pathology at Columbia University, concurrently with his tenure at the New York Blood Center. He specializes in immunogenetics which encompasses the structure and function of genes that regulate immune responses, control the acceptance or rejection of tissue and organ transplants, and affects susceptibility to certain diseases.

In 1989, Dr. Rubinstein originated the concept of public cord blood banking, obtained the sponsorship of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National institutes of Health and (in 1992) founded the first public cord blood bank in the world, at New York Blood Center. Dr. Rubinstein created cord blood banking methodology and provided the largest series of patients to receive cord blood stem cell transplants from a single cord blood bank. In addition he has assembled the largest inventory of cord blood units from ethnically diverse donors, enabling it to serve patients all around the world. Since its inception, he has distributed more than 5,300 cord blood units to Transplant Centers worldwide. Dr. Rubinstein received the Shirley Nolan Award of the World Marrow Donor Association, in 2012, and in 2014 the Prix Galien USA, for HEMACORD®, named Best Biotechnology Product of 2014.

Misha Zilman

Misha is a Sr. Account Director at DXagency, the company who helps make Kids That Do Good a reality. He is the first recipient of the agency's DXcellence Award for outstanding performance and has nearly 5 years of digital agency experience and leading campaigns for major brands. Additionally, he holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is a member of the Rutgers Honors Economics Society. Now he is fueling his passion for good with his digital media background to help change the world with Max and Jake!

Jennifer Barry

Jennifer Barry is a seasoned teacher with 22 years of teaching experience. She has taught grades kindergarten through eighth and is currently a fifth grade science teacher in Edgewater, New Jersey. Jennifer holds a BA in Education and Sociology from William Paterson College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Marygrove College. As an active member of her local union, the Edgewater Education Association (EEA), she has held several positions since 2001, including secretary, two-term Co-President, Grievance Chair, and Negotiations Team member.

Jennifer is passionate about volunteer work and giving back to the community of Edgewater. She has been the chairperson of the EEA’s Annual Spooky Stroll since 2014, and she has worked tirelessly with her committee and fellow EEA members to raise funds, food, and awareness of hunger within Edgewater. She also volunteers at the Edgewater Education Foundation’s yearly Under the Sea Gala, which benefits the Edgewater and Leonia public schools.

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