Kids Can’s Lunch Challenge for LifeNet4Families

Kids Can’s next lunch challenge will be held this Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Meagan and Madison’s house from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (directions will be given to you when you RSVP).

These individual lunches will be donated to LIFENET4FAMILIES, whose organization not only feeds the homeless, but families who just can’t make ends meet as well. We know that Kids CAN do it!!

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible! The lunches we’ll be making will be: PB&J sandwiches, individual chip bags and a juice box that will all be placed into individual lunch bags. Remember – all children must be accompanied by an adult!

We will be doing the shopping for you, so just bring $5.00 per child and we’ll supply the loaves of bread, peanut butter, jelly, small bags of chips, juice boxes and brown lunch bags.

Contact us here or contact Pennie at for more information!

Hope you can all make it!!!


Houses for Change Donation Update

Kids Can received the following letter from Family Promise, which sponsors the Houses for Change program:

Dear Logan and Kids Can members,

I wanted to send you a personal note of thanks for your efforts on behalf of homeless families and Family Promise in particular. We received your generous check today and are applying it to our general fund. It will be used to help us develop one of our new Affiliates nationwide to provide shelter and support for children and parents who find themselves temporarily without a home.

I’m so pleased that you used the Houses for Change project as your fundraiser. When Mark Wasserman dreamed up the idea several years ago and approached us to partner with him on its development, we hoped that it would serve, not only as a tool for raising money, but also as a means to engage youth in the critical effort to raise awareness of families in need.

The Kids Can Foundation perfectly embodies what we had envisioned—empowering children to give back to those in their communities who are less fortunate. Your input is helping us change the world, one family at a time.

Thank you once again for your contribution.

Chris Kaul
Cause Marketing
Family Promise
office (908) 273-1100, ext. 43
cell (917) 657-6776


Kids Can’s Wrap-Up Event Success

This past December, more than 50 Kids Can kids gathered together to help those who need it the most: homeless families in our community and nationally.

Each child created a “House for Change” collection box that they filled with change to raise money for two nonprofits that help homeless families: the Broward Outreach Center and Family Promise, the national sponsor of Houses for Change.

Nearly four months later these kids have proven once again that they are simply awesome!!! On Sunday April 5th, the kids gathered once again at the Posnack JCC; this time to count all that change!!

The kids took turns sharing their stories about how they decorated their boxes and then how they worked with their families to collect change around their houses, and with their friends and family.

After a fun warm up with Justin Seedman from JustinFit, a proud supporter of Kids Can, including freeze dance and their favorite- tug of war, an announcement was made!

The Kids Can kids collected nearly $700 so far in their effort to help homeless families. Over twenty kids came out to help count the change, and there is more pouring in!

After all that hard work, the kids were treated to healthy popsicles from PopLabs, a well deserved reward!

Pictures from yesterday’s event can be found on our Gallery page.

Our next event is our first Girls Night Out! Scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, this night is going to be awesome. Come join us for a night just for the ladies, full of shopping and makeup, drinks and more! Contact us now to register and for full details!