Kids Needs Supported The Back To School Bash Once Again

As is our tradition, Kids Needs was a sponsor of the annual Back to School Bash.  Held every August and supported by many area charities and businesses, the Bash provides clothing and school supplies to local children in preparation for the upcoming school year. This year, we were very pleased to provide 450 pairs of sneakers along with socks, underwear, and other clothing.  You may view photos from the event by clicking here.

Ninth Annual Golf Tournament Fund Raiser A Great Success

Once again, our annual fund raiser was well-supported by area golfers.  The tournament was held on April 13, 2019, at Oyster Creek Golf Club and we raised over several thousand dollars for the benefit of needy children in our community.  Our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to our success and to Denny Burnham and his staff at Oyster Creek.  You may view photos from the event by clicking here.

Scholarship Winners Announced

As we typically do, Kids' Needs recently awarded two scholarships of $1,000 each to two graduating seniors.  This year's honorees were Kayla Mason and Jennifer Simpson, pictured below with Kids' Needs board member Leslie Edwards.

New this year, we also awarded a $1,000 scholarship in the name of Marcia Louden to honor her role in establishing our organization.  Pictured below with Marcia is our first recipient, Kevin Avendano.  Congratulations to all our winners and best of luck as your pursue your dreams!

Marcia Louden Honored

Marcia, the former principal of LA Ainger Middle School, is one of our founding members, and as such she deserves recognition for our success in the community.  Marcia has retired from our Board of Directors but her contributions to our organization over the years cannot be overstated.  To recognize that achievement, and to honor her involvement from our beginning, Kids' Needs has established a perpetual scholarship fund in Marcia's name. 

Each year, we award two scholarships to graduating seniors and that practice will continue.  From now on, however, there will be a third scholarship awarded in Marcia's name.  We surprised Marcia with this award at our recent picnic honoring our volunteers.  Pictured below are Marcia and Chuck Dever.  Chuck is the husband of our founder, Ann Dever, and has remained active in our charity.