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Houses for Change Donation Update

Kids Can received the following letter from Family Promise, which sponsors the Houses for Change program:

Dear Logan and Kids Can members,

I wanted to send you a personal note of thanks for your efforts on behalf of homeless families and Family Promise in particular. We received your generous check today and are applying it to our general fund. It will be used to help us develop one of our new Affiliates nationwide to provide shelter and support for children and parents who find themselves temporarily without a home.

I’m so pleased that you used the Houses for Change project as your fundraiser. When Mark Wasserman dreamed up the idea several years ago and approached us to partner with him on its development, we hoped that it would serve, not only as a tool for raising money, but also as a means to engage youth in the critical effort to raise awareness of families in need.

The Kids Can Foundation perfectly embodies what we had envisioned—empowering children to give back to those in their communities who are less fortunate. Your input is helping us change the world, one family at a time.

Thank you once again for your contribution.

Chris Kaul
Cause Marketing
Family Promise
office (908) 273-1100, ext. 43
cell (917) 657-6776
ckaul@familypromise.org
www.familypromise.org

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Kids Can’s Wrap-Up Event Success

This past December, more than 50 Kids Can kids gathered together to help those who need it the most: homeless families in our community and nationally.

Each child created a “House for Change” collection box that they filled with change to raise money for two nonprofits that help homeless families: the Broward Outreach Center and Family Promise, the national sponsor of Houses for Change.

Nearly four months later these kids have proven once again that they are simply awesome!!! On Sunday April 5th, the kids gathered once again at the Posnack JCC; this time to count all that change!!

The kids took turns sharing their stories about how they decorated their boxes and then how they worked with their families to collect change around their houses, and with their friends and family.

After a fun warm up with Justin Seedman from JustinFit, a proud supporter of Kids Can, including freeze dance and their favorite- tug of war, an announcement was made!

The Kids Can kids collected nearly $700 so far in their effort to help homeless families. Over twenty kids came out to help count the change, and there is more pouring in!

After all that hard work, the kids were treated to healthy popsicles from PopLabs, a well deserved reward!

Pictures from yesterday’s event can be found on our Gallery page.

Our next event is our first Girls Night Out! Scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, this night is going to be awesome. Come join us for a night just for the ladies, full of shopping and makeup, drinks and more! Contact us now to register and for full details!

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Houses for Change Wrap-Up Event

Kids Can will be holding our Houses for Change wrap-up event on April 5th.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 5th at the Posnak JCC in Davie from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (address is listed below).

Once again, Justin Seedman, from JusinFit, will be on hand to do special activities with the kids, plus we’ll have some healthy popsicles from PopLab. Popsicles will be free to every child (and their siblings) who bring back their “Houses for Change” collection box. Popsicles will also be available for everyone else at the cost of $3.00 per popsicle (20% will be donated to KidsCan from PopLab).

Your child does not need a “House for Change” collection box to attend, so anyone can join us!

Hope to see you there!

David Posnack Jewish Community Center
5850 South Pine Island Road
Davie, Florida 33328

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Kids Can’s First Ever Girls Night Out

It’s a Girls Night Out, So Let’s Have Some Fun!

Kids Can is having its first ever GNO (Girls Night Out) and we want YOU to be there!

Please join us on Thursday, April 24th for a little fun, a little drink and a little shopping! The event will be held at Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle, located at 200 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Tickets are $25 per person, which includes 2 drinks, lots of food and a raffle ticket for a special prize! (we will contact you once you RSVP for registration).

Don’t forget to bring some spending money, because we will have some great vendors for your shopping pleasure: jewelry, clothing and more!

Come hang out and let loose and help us prove that Kids CAN make a difference!

Click here to RSVP for the event.

Hope to see you there!

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Kids Can’s Next Lunch Challenge Has Been Set!

Kids Can’s next lunch challenge will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Logan’s house in Cooper City from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (directions will be given to you when you RSVP).

These individual lunches will be donated to LIFENET4FAMILIES, whose organization not only feeds the homeless, but families who just can’t make ends meet as well. We know that Kids CAN do it!!

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible! The lunches we’ll be making will be: PB&J sandwiches, individual chip bags and a juice box that will all be placed into individual lunch bags. Remember – all children must be accompanied by an adult! Last month, we had kids as young as 3 and even some pre-teens and some grandparents take part in the event and we made over 200 bag lunches!

We will be doing the shopping for you, so just bring $5.00 per child and we’ll supply the loaves of bread, peanut butter, jelly, small bags of chips, juice boxes and brown lunch bags.

Contact us here or contact Pennie at kidscan2013@gmail.com for more information!

Hope you can all make it!!!

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