AboutKidz was established in December 2010 when a small group of volunteers wanted to make a difference in the lives of children in our local community. At our first back-to-school event (First Day), 125 low-income and at-risk elementary age children received backpacks filled with materials needed to successfully start their first day of school. AboutKidz has since added the Game Day and Graduation Day programs, and now almost 1,000 children receive back-to-school backpacks and other items at First Day.
AboutKidz is unique in that we don't give hand-outs, we give a hand-up. Our philosophy at AboutKidz is to create events where we not only reach out to children, but to the entire family. It is our goal that our volunteers personally connect with each family member in an effort to make sure they feel welcomed and cared for.