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Our heart is to strengthen communities around the world by partnering with local programs that provide children with the critical resources to succeed through a trifold focus on education, mentorship, and food.


While visiting Peru for the first time in 2007, Charley Shin encountered many young children out of school and living in poverty. Profoundly moved by their situation, he wanted to make a difference in their lives that would meet their immediate needs and position them for a more promising future. In 2010, he established Charleys Kids® to share hope.

Charleys Kids® supports programs in the US and around the world that effectively address the needs of the kids in their region.

In the US, 40% of children living in poverty are not prepared for elementary school
An elementary school education builds the foundation for a confident and successful future.

Of third grade students who are poor readers, 75% will remain poor readers through high school and are more likely to face behavioral and social challenges.

In the US, 21% of children are food-insecure or have limited access to nutritionally adequate foods
Malnutrition early in life has a lifelong impact. Children from food-insecure households are more likely to experience chronic health conditions, behavioral challenges, and mental health issues as adults.

Source: Promoting Food Security for All Children. (2015). American Academy of Pediatrics,136(5), 1431-1438. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-3301
1 in 3 young people will grow up without a mentor
Young adults with mentors are 52% less likely to skip class and 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than their counterparts.


In 2019, our goal is to raise three million dollars!
Whenever you:

   (1) donate to the coinbox program at Charleys Philly Cheesesteaks
   (2) buy a combo meal at Charleys Philly Cheesesteaks
   (3) buy a drink at BIBIBOP Asian Grill

a portion of your purchase (and 100% of coinbox donations) goes directly to Charleys Kids.

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We award one-year grants to organizations that align with our vision to share hope.

View Guidelines Grant Application


Even though Charleys Philly Steaks® and BIBIBOP Asian Grill are our primary corporate partners, Charleys Kids® also relies on the joint efforts and generosity of the community. Thank you for your support.


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