~ At many of our events and speaking
engagements, I am often asked, "How do you find the time to volunteer
with 5 children?" My answer, "It's because I am a mother of 5
children that I volunteer. I believe when children experience
the value of "hands-on" volunteering at an early age they
realize that they are never too young to help make a positive
difference in the lives of others. Hopefully this rewarding
experience will continue into their adult lives and they will always
find the time to volunteer."
THANK YOU to all those who attended the bone marrow
drive last Saturday for 2 year old Jacob Rickman from
Columbia, SC . We heard the event was a huge
success with many in attendance. Please keep
Jacob, his family and all the other children in your
prayers as they wait for a bone marrow match. If you
have not been tested, please do so and take a friend to
be tested too. The test is very simple and can save the
lives of many.
the latest "KAPS FOR KOOL KIDS" fundraising news story! J.M.
Robinson Middle School students in Charlotte, NC collected hats,
toys and raised over $800.00 to help fill the treasure chests at their
local children's hospitals. Special thanks to Shelby Stout,
mother of Hope Stout for greeting the students and encouraging all the
students to continue to keep Hope's message alive ~ that anyone can
help make a difference. For more information about
this amazing young lady and her family, please visit Hope's
RN, flew to Denver, CO for
the dedication of the 7th treasure chest at the Denver Children's
Hospital. This special treasure chest was sponsored by the
Interact Club at Ranum High School and dedicated in memory of
the Columbine High School students and their teacher who lost their
lives on April 20, 1999. This special chest is located in a very busy
emergency room and always welcomes new toys to help keep it filled.
Charlotte, NC ~ Brownie Troop
makes beautiful blankets for kids in the hospital. more
a teen advisor for the "I'm a Kool Kid" Foundation. Jessica was
diagnosed with spinal cancer in 1998 and with her cancer now in
remission she is starting college in Texas!.
The "I'm A Kool Kid" Foundation is
nationally recognized, 501- C (3) organization,
registered through the state of SC.
Courtney Conger and Nicholas Whitesides delivered
toys to the pediatric unit at Piedmont Medical Center
in Rock Hill, SC.
Mrs. Claus visiting patients and their families
Hemby Children's Unit in
Charlotte, NC. ~ Merry
~ We celebrate Christmas All
Kevin Jones, Dollar
Tree Store Manager in Tega
Cay, SC and "Kool
Kid" Teen advisor, Meredith
Taylor are sitting in front of a huge
donation of toys
before taking them to area
Under Construction, Suggested
Lowes, TY Inc., Ben & Jerry's Ice
Tega Cay Fall festival, Angel Tree...
Help support our non-profit
Patients, Kaps for Kool Kids...
Girl Scout Group #408 visiting the NC Children's Hospital in
Chapel Hill, NC
The Easter Bunny with Snow White visiting pediatric patients on
the pediatric unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.
Volunteers of all ages are always welcome!
Meredith Taylor, Ashley Meffert, and Jessica Sink at the Tega Cay,
South Carolina Fall Festival
IN THE NEWS ! ! !
Newsflash. . . .
Annual Kool Kid yard sale. Hosted by The Mom's Club of Lake Wylie, is set to be held November 6th, 8am-12:30pm at the Good Samaritan Methodist Church located at 5420 Crowders Cove Lane. Collecting donations now. Call (803) 802-5322.
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ready for. . .
"Camp Kool Kid!". . . .
Please keep checking back
for updates or watch your local newspaper for registration dates and
times. We are busy planning a "super kool" spring camp for ages 9 -
15! ! ! You will even get to meet our "Official Camp Greeter ~
Freckles The Llama!"
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TY Inc. "Beanie
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TOY DELIVERY DRIVERS
needed any time and any day. Please contact our office
if you are able to volunteer your time. 803-802-5322.
Thank you to the "Power of Ten" Women from Fort Mill, SC!
"Where exponential kindness begins"
DUKE MEDICAL CENTER - Treasure Chest
What a wonderful day!
Thank you so much to all
those who attended this very special dedication.
"Love is sharing your
heart with a child."
THANK YOU Engineering &
Operations Department at Duke University Medical Center for helping
with the "Handprint Party" and for making a beautiful treasure
chest for the pediatric patients to enjoy"
CONGRATULATIONS to Girl Scout Troop #408 from Chapel Hill, NC as
they achieved the National Silver Award for Community Service by
building, collecting toys and dedicating the 9th Treasure Chest to the North Carolina
Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Special thanks to
their troop leader, Mrs. Emma McAdams for helping coordinate this
youth service project. Pictures will be posted very soon!