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KBK Holiday Gift Drive a BIG Success!
There is no question that this holiday season is challenging for many children and families. Some parents told us and our community partners that they could not afford holiday gifts for their children this year.
Kids Backing Kids wanted to make sure that some children in our community had gifts to open. When we first set out to organize the first annual KBK Holiday Gift Drive, we hoped we could provide a few gifts to about 50 kids. Maybe, just maybe, we could support 75 kids.
Thanks to your kindness and generosity, we reached that goal... and more. Working with our community sponsors, we delivered gifts to 204 children in Wellesley, Newton, and Needham who now will have something they wished for this holiday season.
To the 85 individuals and families who sponsored 2 to 8 children each and who bought a collective $25,000 in new gifts... THANK YOU!
To the 26 individuals and families who donated $2,800 that allowed KBK to purchase gifts for even more kids... THANK YOU!
To the 40+ youth volunteers and families who wrapped 1,350 gifts... THANK YOU!
To the community partners in the Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley Housing Authority, Wellesley Health Department, Newton Public Schools, and Needham Housing Authority... THANK YOU!
To local businesses who donated supplies, space, and other in-kind resources during what is also a challenging time for you... THANK YOU!
On behalf of everyone at Kids Backing Kids, we wish you peace and happiness this holiday season.
Back-to-School Supplies Drive
Our first annual back-to-school community campaign was a great success, thanks to so many individuals, businesses, and organizations who donated school supplies, money, time, space, and other resources. Kids Backing Kids delivered backpacks with school supplies to over 150 children and families in need by filling requests from individual families in our local communities, the Wellesley Housing Authority, the Wellesley Public Schools, the Newton Public Schools, and the Boston Youth Sanctuary.
July 2, 2020 / The Swellesley Report
July 20, 2020 / The Swellesley Report
August 2, 2020 / Wellesley Townsman
August 6, 2020 / WCVB Channel 5 Boston
August 13, 2020 / Community Fund for Wellesley