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Kids Can and University School Unite to Help JDCH

University School’s second grade students not only completed another successful annual book drive for Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital (JDCH), they also helped classmates Logan Bratter and Miles Mittentag and their Kids Can Foundation create activity boxes for children unable to leave their rooms to join in play. Way To Go Kids!

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Miami Children’s Hospital Donation Delivered

Kids Can delivered another donation this past week!

Meagan and Madison Jacobowitz presented their check in the amount of $500 to The Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center. Their donation money will be used for children with Autism to have private swimming lessons.

On hand to receive the donation from the Dan Marino Center were Sarita Sethi (Operations Manager), Jamie Gittleman Tarshis (Rehab Manager), Stacy Layer (Aquatics Manager), and Karen Sinclair (Nurse Manager). Meagan and Madison’s parents, Maxine and Marshall, were also present and couldn’t be any more proud of their girls!

Check out our gallery page to view the picture of this donation.

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Kids Can Featured on WSVN News

On Sunday Dec 8, 2013, WSVN ran a terrific news report that aired during their evening news about the Kids Can and Houses for Change event held earlier that day. More than 50 Kids Can kids, ages 1 to 16, gathered at the David Poznack Jewish Community Center in Davie to show the spirit of the holidays by helping to those who need it the most: homeless families in our community and nationally.

Each child created a “House for Change” house-shaped collection box that they will fill 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.

At a young age, these children are learning and practicing the values and habits of charity, altruism and saving. “We want to raise money to help kids who don’t have the opportunity to do what we do,” said Board President Logan Bratter, age 7. Logan’s collection box had a Heat logo on one side and hand-drawn flowers on the other. He’s hoping to collect at least $100 with his box. Visit our Gallery page to see the Kids Can kids’ beautiful box creations, plus pictures from the entire event.

Since its launch a year ago, the nonprofit Kids Can Foundation has raised nearly $10,000 for charities – and that is not counting the money these kids will collect in their Houses for Change boxes.

Houses for Change was conceived by Mark Wasserman of Boca Raton, Florida as a result of his volunteer work helping homeless families at a local Family Promise chapter. For creating and promoting Houses for Change, he has been nominated for the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award in the nation. The winners will be honored in a White House ceremony later this year. To learn more about this fun, educational project, visit www.housesforchange.org.

Special thanks to WSVN for letting the community know that Kids Can kids are making a difference.

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Kids Can Event Featured in the Miami Herald

Kids Can were featured in the Miami Herald’s Mom’s Miami section of the newspaper as well as on the MomsMiami.com website this weekend. The article talked about the upcoming Kids Can fundraiser on December 8th to help homeless families this holiday season. Participants will create Houses for Change, house-shaped collection boxes for coins to be donated to two nonprofits organizations that help homeless families.

Click here to read the article over at MomsMiami.com

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