Founder Byron Jack Figueredo
"Together, We can make a difference in our local and global communities!"
What We Do
Love Cuba! Ama a Cuba!
Humanitarian Work in Cuba
Kids United Foundation in collaboration with eh First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake and the Baptist Convention of Western Cuba, we are coordinating a collection of non-perishable food, medical supplies and toiletries that are being sent to Cuba. We are excited to be a part of the team sending a 10,000lb shipment of of much needed supplies to a needy and underserved population in Cuba. Our partnership with the Baptist Convention of Western Cuba will ensure the shipment gets to the people with little to no government interference.
Helping expectant moms, babies as well as children of all ages.
Communal Baby Showers in Developing Countries
Kids United Foundation organizes communal baby showers for expecting mothers in developing countries. These baby showers provide a way for mommies-to-be to receive any and all baby supplies they need. In most cases, these mothers do not have any other way of getting essential baby supplies and nutritional vitamins and non-perishable food.
Supporting those that serve or have served.
H.E.R.O. stands for Honoring Every Ranger Overseas. Project H.E.R.O. is an initiative to send care packages to deployed Army Rangers. These care packages include candy, toiletries, and things that remind the soldiers of home, along with hand-written letters of encouragement by students from a local elementary school. KUF also coordinated feedings for our veterans all through the Covid epidemic. During the pandemic, we were serving our veterans with home deliveries of food and toiletries. While others were sheltering in place, our volunteers were running food drives and drive-thru collections benefitting our vulnerable veterans and elderly communities. Just recently KUF held a free farmer’s market and we gave out over 2,200 lbs of food in 1 day, here locally at Tropical Park as part of the 6th annual Miami Dade County Harvest Resource festival.
Turn if off! is perhaps our boldest, most ambitious campaign yet.
TURN IT OFF!
The Kids United Foundation will set out to Turn it Off! We look to educate people of all ages, but especially teens and younger people of the dangers of the internet. There are countless dangers around the web. And what you say can hurt others on the internet. KUF is campaigning to have a National day of recognition of TURN IT OFF in 2022. We are working with the City of Miami, through an initiative with Mayor Francis Suarez, the Miami Dade County Government, through County Mayor Daniela Levine Kava, and with the US Senate through Senator Marco Rubio’s office. The City of Miami will be the first major metropolitan city to TURN IT OFF!
Turn it off! will also afford resources to families with teens suffering from the negative effects of the internet. We will endeavor to educate on Human Trafficking, cyber bullying and the sexual exploitation of minors through the resources we are lining up as we go into 2022. We are currently looking for both community partners and mental health partners for this ambitious endeavor. Contact us today.
Who We Are
KUF-Kids United Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to making a positive difference in our local and global communities.
From a very young age, Byron Jack Figueredo (pictured left) has always loved helping people in need, but there was always something standing in the way of his doing that—his age! At age 15, after missing out on an opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic on a relief mission with his church because he was too young, Byron had finally had enough. He promised himself that he would never let his age get in the way of helping people again.
Byron realized that the best and only way he could affect real change at such a young age was to start and be the head of his own organization. He asked his mom (pictured right) for help in navigating the maze of red tape that is the IRS; recruited 4 teens from other schools to be on the board of directors; and just like that, KUF-Kids United Foundation was born. Today, KUF is running the National Turn it off campaign, as well as the Love Cuba Mission, ensuring 10,000 lbs of much needed medical supplies reach Cuba. KUF also became a member of the Dade County Consortium for a healthier Miami Dade and Jack is on the Children’s issue committee as a 17 year old. The only non-adult that has ever served on the committee.