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A Summer of Giving, Fundraising Ideas & Toy Drive Preparations for Kidzz Helping Kidzz

Although summer is often a slower time for us, some amazing things have transpired for Kidzz Helping Kidzz since our last blog post.

Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy drive 2023 packing preparations

For August, our Kidzz Helping Kidzz Rising Star award goes to Selah!

Selah is Kidzz Helping Kidzz Rising Star award winner for month of August, 2023

Selah has been selected as the recipient of our prestigious Kidzz Helping Kidzz Rising Star award for the month of August. As one of the founding members of our Kidzz Helping Kidzz Youth-led Advisory Board, which was established in 2018, Selah has consistently shown dedication and commitment to our cause. We are delighted to share some heartwarming pictures of Selah actively participating in our last two toy drives.

Selah pictured helping Kidzz Helping Kidzz by volunteering.

Selah is such an amazing leader! She has such an authentic way of making people around her feel comfortable and uses this skill to get the word out about Kidzz Helping Kidzz. In fact, two of our most recent youth Advisory Board members are directly related to Selah’s recruitment efforts.

Selah pictured as she gets ready to present to Rotary Club of Port Orchard .

Outside of her leadership role with Kidzz Helping Kidzz, Selah is a team leader for A4L which helps orient 6th grade students to being at Middle School. She also regularly participates in Community Theater and just performed in the local Musical “The Music Man”.

The Music Man broadway show plaing in Kitsap County

In addition to Selah's remarkable contribution, we are also thrilled to highlight the inspiring story of Emery, who decided to make a difference by setting up a lemonade stand at an annual neighborhood picnic event.

Emery's initiative was aimed at raising funds for our organization, Kidzz Helping Kidzz. The lemonade stand, aptly named "lemon squeeze," became a symbol of hope and compassion as community members generously contributed $505.00 towards supporting our mission.

Emery fund raising lemonade stand collecting donations for Kidzz Helping Kidzz .

Emery’s amazing determination and commitment to help kids in need is truly remarkable. Emery experienced first-hand what it was like to be a patient in a hospital and knew the impact of how receiving new toys can make a difference in a child’s life. In this video, Emery shares how she felt about receiving toys while in the hospital.

Emery, we cannot thank you enough for your generous contribution to Kidzz Helping Kidzz! You are by far our most successful 8-year-old fundraiser ever!

As we gear up for our upcoming 2023 toy drive, we would like to express our gratitude towards Gayle Newton for her incredible generosity. Gayle's donation consists of bins filled with brand new and unused toys from popular franchises like Toy Story and Blues Clues. These toys hold great sentimental value as they were purchased by Gayle many years ago, making many of them highly sought-after collector items today.

Blues Clues and Toy Story collectibles for donation to Kidzz Helping Kidzz organization.

Gayle, your gift of toys will brighten the lives of so many children in the hospital this Christmas! Thank you for your very generous contribution to Kidzz Helping Kidzz!

A special Thank You to the Rotary Club of Port Orchard for inviting Kidzz Helping Kidzz to their August 22 meeting! Eight kids from our Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board showed up to the Whiskey Gulch restaurant in Port Orchard to share about our important work.

Whiskey Gulch restaurant Kidzz Helping Kidzz presentation location for Port Orchard Rotary meeting.

Rotary Club of Port Orchard served us an amazing breakfast, gave us new toys for our toy drive, and expressed genuine interest in helping us with our upcoming toy drive.

Breakfast at Whiskey Gulch restaurant with Port Orchard Rotary and Kidzz Helping Kidzz.

The Kidzz Helping Kidzz advisory board of kids presented information about efforts that were made in 2022 and for what is being planned for our 2023 upcoming toy drive. We are grateful for our partnership with the Rotary Club of Port Orchard.

This is the second year, they have supported our toy drive with a $1,500.00 donation and designated as a Bronze Sponsor of our organization.

At Kidzz Helping Kidzz, we understand that toy donations play a vital role in spreading joy and happiness during the holiday season. In line with this vision, we continuously strive to find innovative fundraising ideas that enable us to raise funds and make a meaningful impact in the lives of children.

With fall just around the corner, we are ramping up for our 2023 toy drive. We are grateful for the many volunteers who make this toy drive so successful every year.

Toy drive 2023 packing preparations underway with help from Kidzz Helping Kidzz volunteers.

Join us in making this year's Christmas toy drive a resounding success by contributing towards this noble cause and helping us bring smiles to children's faces. Together, let's create lasting memories and spread joy through the power of giving.

If you are a kid (or an adult) who would like to make friends and feel good about helping others during our upcoming toy drive, please Contact Us or leave a Comment below, thanks!

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