KidWorks can’t say it enough: You’re our heroes!
We ended 2016 on a record breaking high note, all because of the extraordinary generosity of KidWorks’ donors and volunteers. Thank you!
We are deeply grateful for the 121 individuals, families, companies, churches and organizations that helped us exceed our 2016 end-of-year goal—in fact, you tripled what we hoped to raise.
Your contributions are making possible six months of after-school programs for 80 of the more than 500 students we serve at our four centers each week. These funds will also go towards the costs of doubling the size of our Dan Donahue Center, significantly increasing the number of students we serve.
Edgar Morales, an 18-year-old KidWorks graduate and college freshman, says it best:
“I’m so overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity towards KidWorks. Overwhelmed, but not surprised. Triple the goal is great! I’ve seen you reach out to help students like me since I first started attending KidWorks as a kindergarten student. When KidWorks opens its expanded Dan Donahue Center in the spring, there’s going to be an ongoing need for financial and volunteer support. Thanks in advance for being there for all of the students like me who rely on KidWorks. You are a true blessing to all of us!”
KidWorks also gives a big round of applause to the dozens of volunteers who made our 2016 Christmas Toy Drive and Christmas Store a tremendous success!
Decorating each of our four centers: U.S. Bank and 20 of their employees
Toy Drive: DPR Construction, Foundation Building Materials, Irvine Company, Marconi Automotive Museum, Mariners Church of Irvine, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach and many special individuals.
You made it possible for 276 parents to put Christmas presents under the tree for 632 children and youth.
KidWorks Christmas Store: Experian, PIMCO, Rimrock, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach, Viant, Wells Fargo, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (Peacock Suites). Thanks for help staffing the store, including gift-wrapping and other support.
Thanks again to everyone who made 2016 so wonderful, and for walking alongside us in 2017!