19 August 2016
Cailey Karshmer – November’s Kid That Cares
When Cailey was six years old, her aunt told her about a local homeless shelter where her friend worked. Cailey thought it would be nice to give her birthday presents to the children that live there. She was eager to do so. After her birthday party, she went to the shelter to donate her gifts. As part of her visit, she received a tour of the shelter. It made a huge impact on her and she immediately decided to donate her presents every year. When Cailey turned eight, she decided that she would do even more to help.
The shelter was having its annual holiday party and she was invited to attend. In addition, Cailey donated her own money to help buy shoes and socks as well as toys and other gifts. During the party she noticed a young girl and gave her a doll. The little girl carried the doll around with her everywhere she went – even though it was as big as she was!She wouldn’t let go. Since then, Cailey has heard many stories of the children’s overwhelming excitement and joy at receiving her donations. All she can think of is how happy those kids feel!
When she turned ten, she no longer had birthday parties. However, still wanted to do something for the children at the shelter. Cailey continued to donate money and instead of gifts from my family on my birthday, I asked for money to help buy new school supplies for the kids, but she still wanted to do even more! Cailey sat down and talked with her parents.
After learning about non-profits she asked if she could set one up to benefit children in need.
Then with the help of many people Colorado Kids for Kids (CK4K) began.
CK4K’s mission is to help sick, disabled, homeless and underprivileged kids by volunteering, raising awareness and supporting their needs.
Kyra Dooley – October’s Kid That Cares
Kyra Dooley is on a Mission! This extraordinary young lady is all about helping others Her motto is ” Because everyone deserves happiness” At the age of 9 when it all began, now at the age of 13 Kyra Dooley has accomplished quite a bit! Kyra’s giving of her gifts has reached people in many parts of the world. Now Kyra owns her own nonprofit company…See more about Kyra Dooley and what you can do to help at her website myonebirthday.org
Alyssa Wells (Kids That Care September)
Alyssa Wells is an amazing young lady from Denver who helps fill food pantries in the front range, she makes hats, gloves and collects jackets to give to the homeless and elderly. She serves dinners at Senior Support Services. Alyssa serves as a mentor to her fellow students and peers by helping them with school work during recess and after school, in addition she has taught her class sign language and received the prestigious “crusader” award for her time, talents and gifts she gives to others!