While 2021 was a great success for our first year, we are working to make SummerFest 2022 even better! This year’s event will take place at Broadstreet Elementary School on August 23. Families from Emily Brittain, Broadstreet, and McQuistion Elementary Schools will be invited to attend as the majority of their enrollment includes families that are facing economic and circumstantial hardship.
SummerFest is an opportunity for students and their families to get excited about and prepared for the coming school year! We will have food, games, and activities, and a back-to-school shopping experience.
PLEASE HELP US REACH FAMILIES IN NEED
SUPPORT KICKZ 4 KIDS
At Summerfest, our goal is to provide each child with a NEW pair of athletic shoes for the year. A $25 donation will cover the cost of a pair of athletic shoes for a child in need. As we’ve spent time with these students over the past several years, it is heartbreaking to realize just how many of these children are wearing ill-fitting and/or worn-out shoes. Many children have developed painful calluses from wearing shoes that are too small while others have duct tape holding the soles to the tops of the shoes. On many occasions, we’ve left an event to purchase shoes just so that the child would be able to confidently participate. These families face serious challenges, many of which we aren’t able to solve, but we believe this is one issue we can certainly address!
We are seeking new and very gently used clothing sizes 5T through adult large. The clothing will be prepared on hangers and arranged in a store-like format and available for “shopping” during SummerFest. We are humbly asking your help in making this a highly-dignified experience for families. If clothing is outdated, stained, torn, and/or not in good condition, we ask that you instead direct your donation to another collection agency. Please help us to make this a positive and exciting experience for these kiddos.
We need many hands to help us! There are opportunities to help with our facility expansion, preparation for SummerFest, as well as event-day volunteering at SummerFest. Details on each of these opportunities is available via the provided link. If you have not yet completed your volunteer profile, please follow the steps detailed in our previous newsletter to get started. Once completed, you will be able to view and sign-up!
PROVIDE MEAL BOX
At our SummerFest event, we hope to provide families with a box containing 5-6 essential meals, including cereal, pastas/sauce, fruit, vegetables, soup, peanut butter/Jelly, healthy snacks, and other similar easy-to-prepare meal options. Additionally, we hope to include a $10 ALDI gift card to help cover the costs of fresh ingredients and proteins. Please consider helping us with a meal box sponsorship.