Special thanks to Cypress Self Storage
for generously donating the air-conditioned warehouse rooms to store and display our donated books!! Our grant recipients love to come shop for free books for their students!
Please drop by and thank the employees at Cypress Self Storage located at 7755 Preserve Lane, Naples, FL 34119, phone 239.438.4129 or 239.593.4555. Click here for the map: http://www.mindfulstorage.com/self_storage/Naples_FL/zip_34119/mindful_storage/1502
Also, our warm appreciation to the following authors and donors.
It is only with their generosity that we are able to help so many children throughout our communities! K is for Kids now has reading and leadership programs in 29 schools and several nonprofits throughout Collier County, plus a handful in south Lee County as well!
Publix, Rodan Fields (Mona Matson), Retro Fitness, The Herman Agency,
Juliana Howard, Rhonda Brazina and Ida Margolis, Robert Dean Bair, Craig Bouchard, Lisa Trebilcock, Judy Pence, Lisa Fleming, Edythe Cohen, and Ellen Myer
Please help us thank these businesses and individuals
who helped our student leaders’ “From the Heart” Teen Fashion Festival 2013 and “Bring a Book, Bring a Friend” for Children’s Literacy Month such a success!
Special thanks to all our generous sponsors and donors sponsoring our
K is for Kids’ Fun’raising Season 2011-12
and February’s “Bring a Book, Bring a Friend” Month
expand its community outreach! Please take time to thank our top supporters:
The 126 Collier County students who participated in the inaugural Teen “Head to Toe” Fashion Show in December 2011 would like to give…
K is for Kids’ extends special appreciation to the collaborative efforts of the
Collier County Public School District’s Dr. Beth Thompson, Chief Instructional Officer regarding our volunteer and mentoring program for high school students; and Linda Cummings, Fine Arts Coordinator regarding our “Power of the Word” art exhibition for middle school students.
We owe everything to our
Teen Advisory Team, teen council leaders, spokespersons, and student volunteers,
who are the energy and inspiration fueling our mission of
giving kids in need more books to read!
Also, we are indebted to our Board of Directors and Advisory Council Members; plus all the guest authors who have joined our young powerhouse.
We love all the families, moms and children who make volunteering so much fun!
Our foundation holds in highest esteem those who are dedicated to the education of our children, especially those media specialists whom we serve.
NOTE: You can also view pictures of the highlights of our 2011-12 Fun’raising Season at www.facebook.com/kisforkids
Highlights of the 2010-11 Season (in chronological order):
Naples CityFest – Children Create Storyboards for Giant Filmstrip on Canvas
Thanks go to
Chuck Ardezzone with SWFL Charity TV and ITZ Media,
Naples International Film Festival,
guest author Caryn Sabes Hacker,
and all of our Teen Advisory Team members!
T E E N S U M M I T 2 0 1 1
A round of applause to
SWFL Charity TV & InTroubleZone Productions,
John Marazzi Nissan,
K is for Kids’ teen spokespersons, our Teen Advisory Team
and all the wonderful Collier County high school volunteers
who made this event spectacular!
“Bring a Book, Bring a Friend”
for Children’s Literacy Month –
Governor Rick Scott,
Mayor Bill Barnett,
The Commissioners of Collier County
for recognizing and proclaiming this important literacy month;
and to the following supporters organized their own book drives
for employees and/or community members:
Collier County Sheriff’s Office,
HMA, Health Management Associates,
Mon”Key” Bread Factory on Fifth Avenue,
North Naples Middle School,
Salon C International,
Starbucks of Collier County,
Silverspot Cinema at Mercado.
Thousands of books were raised and donated to children in need
throughout Collier County!
“Power of the Word” Art Contest & Exhibition
for Middle School Students throughout Collier County –
Thank you Collier County Sheriff’s Office and
Collier County Public Schools — Fine Arts Department,
for collaborating on this student art exhibition,
also the Naples Art Association,
Earth & Fire,
King Richard’s Family Amusement Park,
and the Naples Zoo
for the wonderful awards for students;
authors Robert Dean Bair, Jenny Craig, Jim Adduci
plus Maureen Hartung-Sullivan and Doug MacGregor
for donating their books to the students.
“Kids Celebrate Reading” Book Fair
and Young Authors Book Project –
Waterside Shops, Naples
Warmest thanks to our honorable guest
Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott
and our featured guest author
Margaret Cardillo of “Just Being Audrey”
WILKINSONphotography who created the young authors’ portraits,
and again, thank you to our K is for Kids’ teen spokespersons and Teen Advisory Team for hosting all the fun activities for children,
plus the Advisory Council members who volunteered to make this celebration successful!
Thank you to our founding sponsors
The Clawson Family
Annette & Richard Scott
Stonebridge Book Club
Marian & Boake Sells