Monday, July 14, 2014

A FANTASTIC SURPRISE FOR KYLEE!!
I received a fantastic surprise on Friday May 1st from WKLB 102.5 Country Music! I received an early morning call from WKLB's Lori Grande & JW and was invited to attend Hunter Haye's concert that evening in Lowell. Hunter's tour theme is Ending Childhood Hunger!! Lori & JW thought it would be wonderful to have me attend the concert!!! Thanks to Jackie Feliciano Ruiz for making this all happen- she contacted the radio station to tell them about my mission to feed the children in our community!!!
I had a fantastic time at the Hunter Hayes Concert. It is an experience I will never forget! Not only did I meet Hunter but also Danielle Bradbery and DAN + SHAY!! Hunter told me that he is very proud of me and the kare kits team and for us to keep up the great work!! The theme of his tour is to end childhood hunger!! I left him some info on the team's mission and maybe we will hear from him!! Fingers crossed!! Thanks to Jackie for reaching out to WKLB 102.5 Country Music and for Lori Grande, JW and Dawn Santolucito for all their efforts in making this all happen!! My grandmother, Lori, and I now have some great new friends and some fantastic memories too! 
 Kylee
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ RECEIVES A CITATION FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!
On Friday, May 1st, 2014 Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz was awarded a citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the community service they are providing to the children in our community. A special thank you to Representative Dennis Rosa.
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ RECEIVES PRUDENTIAL'S COMMUNITY OF SPIRIT AWARD!
On Friday, May 1st, 2014 Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz was awarded the Prudential Community of Spirit Award at Sky View Middle School for their mission of feeding the children in our community. Thank you to Prudential for this honor!!


KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ IS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE UNITED WAY STAR PROJECT!!!


KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ IS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE UNITED WAY STAR PROJECT!!!

May 1, 2014

I have some very exciting news to share with all of you! I would like to announce that tonight at the United Way’s Thank You Event I found out that Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz was the grand prize winner in the United Way’s Community Builders Star Project Competition!!

First I would like to thank Karen Oliveira and the staff at the United Way and Community Builders for offering me the opportunity to enter this contest. They have been so helpful and supportive and I appreciate it very much!

I would like to thank the entire Leominster Public School System, all the city employees and school children as well as the many businesses and people in our community who helped us to win the grand prize! You were all so amazing when I reached out for your support.

I want to thank everyone who voted! The fact that so many of you voted for our star project is the reason that we won. This was a community effort not just an effort of the Kare Kits Team. Thank you so much for supporting us!

Thank you to the confirmation students at St. Mary’s Parish in Jefferson, MA for your help in making the May Baskets for our Star Project and to all the volunteers that helped us throughout the process. Thank you to everyone who purchased a May Basket and to Ong Thao for volunteering to help us sell the baskets at CVS.

Thank you to CVS on Nelson Street and Workers Credit Union for allowing us to sell the May Baskets at their locations. Thank you to everyone who donated candy for the baskets too!!

Lastly I want to thank the kare kits team- Olivia Gallo, Ava D’Eon, Chloe D’Eon, Mia Losey, Brenda Menjivar, Katerina Zahariadis, Rachel Hinckley, Devin Grimley, Lauren Fleury, Emily Brown, Kassie Diaz, Cassie Boas, Ally Cafarella, Samantha Roche, Liz Baxley, Monique Baxley, our families and friends for your support as well. Without all of you we wouldn’t be where we are today being able to help so many children.

The grand prize of $1000 will provide kare kits to many children. This is a great start for us for the upcoming summer. This year we provided kare kits to 150 children. We are hoping to be able to provide them to more children next year and with your support we are on our way to being able to do that!

Thank you to Cheryl Cuddahy of the Leominster Champion for allowing us to put our letters in the paper and for her continued support of our mission.

I apologize if I forgot to mention anyone I certainly didn’t mean too!! Thank you all for helping our team to help the children!!

With appreciation,

Kylee McCumber

KOHL'S EMPLOYEES PACK KARE KITS FOR KYLEE'S KIDZ
On Friday, April 25th, 2014 Kohl's employees packed 150 kare kits for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz. We greatly appreciate their support of our mission to feed the children in our community!! A special thank you to Tammie Bradley for her help in coordinating this with us!! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
MACY'S AWARDS $1000 GRANT TO KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
On Friday April 25, 2014 Macy's awarded Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz with a $1000 grant to help the mission of feeding the children in our community! Thank you Macy's for your continued support!!!Also thank you to Sarah Morand of Macy's for her continued support of our mission!!
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ RECEIVES AN EXEMPTARY YOUTH LEADER AWARD
Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz Received The Exemptary Youth Leader Award at Luk, Inc's 15th Annual Youth Leadership Summit on Friday, April 18th, 2014. Kare kit team members attending the Summit are Kylee McCumber, Devin Grimley and Lauren Fleury! Mayor Dean Mazzarella presented the award to Kylee and the team. Thank you for this honor!! Also thank you to all the students who made food donations for the kare kits!!
THANK YOU TO ORANGE LEAF FROZEN YOGURT!!

Kylee and the kare kit team would like to thank Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt for their support of Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! A special thanks goes out to Pat and his fantastic staff for including us in their Grand Opening Event! Thank you to all the patrons who attended the event and purchased raffle tickets. Orange Leaf donated the proceeds from the raff...le to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! We greatly appreciate your support of our mission to feed the children in our community!! For any of you that missed the Grand Opening please stop by Orange Leaf and try their delicious frozen yogurt!!

The Raffle winners Were:

Ipad Mini ~ Jen Zumwalt

Buffalo Wild Wings ~ Jen Frye

Uno's ~ Laura Niles

Girl's Basket ~ Gina Wironen

Boy's Basket ~ Lori Renzi

5 Guys ~ Annie

All the winners were contacted and can pick up their prize at Orange Leaf if they haven't already done so.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUCCESSFUL!!!Thank you to everyone who came out today to the pancake breakfast to support our mission to feed the children! Your support and generosity will allow us to provide kare kits to many children. We greatly appreciate it!!  Thank you for all the donations of goods that were made by many individuals but especially Steve Cordio of Georgia Pacific for the generous donation of cutlery and paper goods! Thank you to the kare kits team and families, the Boy Scouts, Chris, Lisa, Taylor & Katie Cameron, Ben,Father Dennis, the staff & parishoners of Our Lady of the Lake Church and everyone who helped us in any way! It is because of people like you that our mission is so successful.
                     PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
     Help us to feed the children in need
   Sunday, March 30, 2014
Our Lady of the Lake Church
1400 Main Street
Leominster, MA 01453
8 am to 12 pm
Adults $7 Children & Seniors $5.00
...
 Raffles, May Baskets & Kare Bracelets

PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR MISSION!!!

Thanks, Kylee and the kare kits team!!

JOHNNY APPLESEED SCHOOL MAKES A FOOD DONATION

posted Mar 7, 2014, 1:53 PM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU JOHNNY APPLESEED SCHOOL FOR THE DONATION OF FOOD
Thank you to the staff and students at Johnny Appleseed School for the donation of food for the kare kits!! It is because of people like all of you that we are able to provide the kare kits to 150 students each week!! A special thanks to Mrs. Tina Lelli & Ms. Darcy Grainger for organizing this food drive for us!! We greatl appreciate your support of our mission!!

NORTHWEST SCHOOL MAKES COLLECTS FOOD FOR THE KARE KITS

posted Mar 7, 2014, 1:48 PM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU NORTHWEST KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS, FAMILIES & TEACHERS!
We would like to thank the students and staff of Northwest Elemenatry school for their donation of over 1,000 items of food for the kare kits!! A special thanks to Ms. Tamra Robichaud who organzied this event. This donation will help us to provide kare kits to many children!! Thanks so very much!!

"COINS FOR KYLEE" AT PRIEST STREET SCHOOL

posted Feb 16, 2014, 3:27 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 1:53 PM ]
"COINS FOR KYLEE" AT PRIEST STREET SCHOOL
Thank you to the students in Mrs. Janet Lee & Ms. Kate Infantino's kindergarten classes at Priest Street School for their donation of coins to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!  They collected $91.43! We apprecaite the continued support of the students and faculty at priest Street School!!  :)

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF ORANGE LEAF YOGURT IN LEOMINSTER ACROSS FROM KMART PLAZA

posted Feb 16, 2014, 3:06 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 1:54 PM ]
PLEASE JOIN US AT THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF ORANGE LEAF YOGURT IN LEOMINSTER ACROSS FROM KMART PLAZAWhen:  Thursday, April 10th
Time: 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: 866 Merriam Ave in Leominster

Free delicious frozen yogurt!

Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Air Brush Tattoo Artist and More!
...
Raffling off an IPAD and more with raffle proceeds being donated to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!!

Bring a food donation for the kare kits and receive a coupon for free frozen yogurt!! Food Items needed: Cans of Chef Boyardee, macaroni and cheese, fruit cups, applesauce cups or juice boxes.

Thank you to Pat Patel of Orange Leaf Yogurt for including us in their Open House.

Kylee and the kare kits team will be there and we hope to see you there! The yogurt is absolutely delicious!!

ONE OF OUR KARE KITS FAMILIES NEEDS OUR HELP!!

posted Feb 16, 2014, 3:04 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Feb 16, 2014, 3:28 AM ]
ONE OF THE KARE KITS FAMILIES NEEDS OUR HELP!!
We have some very exciting news to share. One of our kare kits families that has spent the past 19 months in one of the hotels in Leominster has gotten an apartment!! We have come to know the family quite well over the past year and a half and are so excited for them!! Unfortunately due to their circumstances they do not have anything to bring with them to their new apartment. :( We are reaching out to see if our community can pull together and see what we can do to help. So we are asking that if any of you have any household furnishings that you don't need and if you would be willing to help them out to please reach out to us. They need everything: glasses, dishes, kitchen utensils, pots & pans, bath towels, hand towels, face cloths, kitchen towels, silverware, mugs, bowls, colander, blankets, comforters, sheets (don't know what sizes yet as they do not have any beds yet), curtains, lamps, furniture: kitchen, living room and bedroom. They are a family of 7 and have 5 children: a son in kindergarten, two daughters in elementary school and two daughters in middle school. They do not have any furniture at all so they will graciously accept any donations. Please look in your basements and attics and see if there is anything that you could donate to this family. I will do my best to keep an updated list on facebook as to what donations we have received and what is still needed. They hopefully will be moving into their home on March 1st and we would love to be able to help them furnish their home! Thank you so much for considering helping one of our families!!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN SENDING US THEIR BJ'S COUPONS!! IT REALLY HELPS!!

posted Feb 3, 2014, 4:35 PM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN SENDING US THEIR BJ'S COUPONS!! IT REALLY HELPS!!

BJ'S FEBRUARY COUPON BOOKLET COUPONS

posted Feb 3, 2014, 4:33 PM by Kylee McCumber
BJ'S FEBRUARY COUPON BOOKLET COUPONS

The February coupon booklets have been arriving and it has several coupons we use. If you don't use them yourself please send them our way!! They are the Minute Maid Juice, Ramen Noodles, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Fruit Gushers/Roll Ups, Motts Applesauce and Oreo Cookies. You can mail them to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz C/O Kylee McCumber 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453. Thanks so much for helping us to feed the children in our community!!!

ROLL ON AMERICA FUNDRAISER

posted Feb 3, 2014, 4:28 PM by Kylee McCumber
ROLL ON AMERICA FUNDRAISER
Where: Roll On America 90 Duval Rd in Lancaster
When: Sunday, February 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Admission: $7.00 includes skate or rollerblade rental

Proceeds to benefit Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz, Inc.
Our mission is to feed the children in our community.

To purchase tickets contact us through our email:...
Kyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com or contact us on our
Facebook page. Tickets will also be sold at the schools and at the door the evening of the event.

We will also have raffle baskets and will be selling raffle tickets for the baskets and for the Four One Direction Concert Tickets.

ONE DIRECTION CONCERT TICKET RAFFLE

posted Feb 3, 2014, 4:26 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 4:26 PM ]
ONE DIRECTION CONCERT TICKETS RAFFLE

Proceeds to benefit Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, Inc
Our mission is to feed the children in our community.
Nonprofit Organization 501 (c) (3)
www.kyleeskarekitsforkidz.org...

Four tickets to see One Direction at Gillette Stadium
Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Section 128 Row 15 Seats 12, 13, 14 &15
Over $400 value * $10.00 per chance
Drawing will be held on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

To purchase tickets contact us through our email:
Kyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com or contact us on our
Facebook page.

Tickets can also be purchased at:
About Face 285 Central Street Suite 209 Leominster
Manestream Day Spa 10 Prospect Street Leominster
The Claw Shop 1123 Central Street Leominster

Thanks to the Bakstrans & Jewell Families for making this raffle possible!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP AGAIN!!

posted Jan 15, 2014, 4:54 PM by Kylee McCumber
WE NEED YOUR HELP AGAIN!!

The number of children needing our help continues to grow each week. We have added 4 new children this week and have just been informed that there is an additional 18 needing our help!! You read that correctly an additional 18!!! Increasing our load by that many is very costly and we are asking, once again, if any of you are able to make any type of a donation it would b...e greatly appreciated! Donating a box of macaroi & cheese, a can of Spaghettio's, spare change, a dollar....... everything adds up!! If you know of anyone who might do a food drive for us that would be fantastic!! Donations can be made by individuals, businesses, sports clubs, organizations.... Remember we are a nonprofit organization 501 (c) (3) so all donations are tax deductible. Some of the items we use in our kare kits are juice boxes, fruit cups, applesauce cups, pudding cups, macaroni & cheese, individual boxes of cereal, Chef Boyardee and Spaghettio products, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, individual packets of cookies, crackers, pretzels... Thank you for considering helping us to help the children in our community!!

NEW BJ's BABY 2014 COUPON BOOKLET IS OUT NOW

posted Jan 15, 2014, 4:52 PM by Kylee McCumber
NEW BJ's BABY 2014 COUPON BOOKLET IS OUT NOW
BJ's has just sent out their newest coupon booklet. It is the Baby 2014 coupon book. There are several coupons in it that we can use. They are the coupons for Snack Pack Pudding, Delmonte Fruit Burst Squeezers and the Monster University Fruit Snacks. If you will not be using those coupons we would greatly appreciate your sending them to us. Our mailing address is Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz c/o Kylee McCumber 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for helping us to feed the children!

IT WAS A WRAP AND A FUN ONE TOO!!

posted Dec 26, 2013, 10:11 AM by Kylee McCumber
IT WAS A WRAP AND A FUN ONE TOO!!
On Sunday December 15th, after the snow storm had stopped, we wrapped many of the donated gifts for the kare kits kidz with the help of a tremendous group of friends! It was a fun night had by all!! We would like to thank the following friends for all their help!!
Lisa, Ava, Chloe, Robert & Eric D’Eon, Tammy Doyle, Lora & Devin Grimley, Tara & Rachel Hinckley, Donna & Lauren Martin, Stephanie & Katerina Zahariadis, Tina Dale, Kristy Wark, Cathy Reynolds, Becky & Olivia Gallo and Becky Leblanc
Thanks for all your help,
Kylee & Lori

THANK YOU TO MACY'S EMPLOYEES & SARAH MORAND

posted Dec 26, 2013, 10:04 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 10:05 AM ]
THANK YOU TO MACY'S EMPLOYEES & SARAH MORAND
Thank you to Sarah Morand and the employee’s of Macy’s for the toys and monetary donation to the Santa Mission! We greatly appreciate your continued support of Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz!!We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team & krew 

THANK YOU TO SOUZA-BARANOWSKI CORRECTIONAL CENTER & JESSIE DEJESUS

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:58 AM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU TO THE SOUZA-BARANOWSKI CORRECTIONAL CENTER & JESSIE DEJESUS
We would like to thank Jessie DeJesus of the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center for the donation of food for the kare kits! Thank you to everyone who made a donation to help us provide the kare kits to the children every week!! It was a pleasure meeting you Jessie and we greatly appreciate your support of our mission. We would like to wish you and everyone who made a donation a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team & krew

THANK YOU TO WARMER WINTERS

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:56 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 10:01 AM ]
THANK YOU TO WARMER WINTERS
We would like to thank the wonderful ladies from Warmers Winters for their food donation to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz!! It has been a pleasure meeting you all and we greatly appreciate your support of our mission. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team& krew

THANK YOU TO ROBERT ALARIO & HIS STAFF

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:52 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 10:01 AM ]
THANK YOU TO ROBERT ALARIO & HIS STAFF
We would like to thank Robert Alario and his staff for the donation of food for Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz! Thank you to Dawn Johnson for reaching out to us and organizing this. We greatly appreciate your support and the food will help us to continue to provide kare kits to the children in our community!! It was nice to meet all of you and we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team & krew

THANK YOU TO JODI HEFFLER OF THE CLAW SHOP

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:50 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 10:01 AM ]
THANK YOU TO JODI HEFFLER OF THE CLAW SHOP
We would like to send a very special thank you to Jodi Heffler of The Claw Shop for the fantastic support she gave us with our Santa Mission for the kare kits kidz! Not only did she, her employees and clients purchase fabulous gifts for the kidz but they donated food for the kare kits too! A special thank you to Jackie who made Christmas tags for some of our kare kits kidz for their giving tree ! Thank you to Jodi and her nail techs who volunteered their time to provide manicures to six of our kare kits middle school kidz!! Thanks to people like all of you we were able to brighten the holiday for all of the children! We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team & krew

THANK YOU TO DEBBIE MOECKEL & JOAN CHAPMAN OF ABOUT FACE

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:48 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 10:00 AM ]
THANK YOU TO DEBBIE MOECKEL & JOAN CHAPMAN OF ABOUT FACE
We would like to send a very special thank you to Debbie Moeckel & Joan Chapman of About Face for giving us such tremendous support with our Santa Mission for the kare kits kidz! Thank you to both of you, your friends, family and clients for purchasing fabulous gifts for the kidz and for the food and monetary donations as well. We would also like to thank your group of fantastic friends who helped to wrap the gifts as well!! Thanks to people like all of you we were able to brighten the holiday for all of the children! We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team& krew

THANK YOU TO WORKERS CREDIT UNION

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:45 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 10:00 AM ]
THANK YOU TO WORKERS CREDIT UNION
We would like to send a special thank you to Betty Berube of the Worker’s Credit Union North Main Street branch & Shawn Linehan of the Worker’s Credit Union Kmart branch for allowing us to put up giving trees for the kare kits kidz! We also would like to thank the employees at the branches as well as the bank patrons who helped us to make Christmas brighter for the kare kits kidz! Thanks to all of you who purchased gifts for the children and made their holiday merry & bright!! We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team& krew

VISIT KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ ON FACEBOOK

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:42 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 9:59 AM ]
PLEASE VISIT KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ ON FACEBOOK
Please visit our facebook page and friend us so you can keep up to date on what's happening with Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!!

SANTA MISSION 2013

posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:32 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 26, 2013, 9:59 AM ]

SANTA MISSION 2013
We would like to thank everyone who has helped us with our Santa Mission for the kare kits kidz!! We would not have been able to provide Christmas gifts to the 122 kare kits kidz without the help of all of you!! The out pouring of support from the community has been overwhelming this holiday season and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! We wish we knew the names of all of the people who helped us but you all know who you are. Thanks to all of you there will be 122 children waking up to a wonderful holiday!! We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! We are so very grateful for all the new friends we have made during this wonderful mission!! Please keep in touch with us and come to help us pack the kare kits throughout the year!! With gratitude, Kylee, Lori and the kare kits team& krew

Leominster Firefighters Local 1841 Humanitarian Awards Night

posted Nov 25, 2013, 7:47 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Nov 25, 2013, 7:48 PM ]
Leominster Fire Fighters Local 1841 Humanitarian Awards Night
Thank you to the Leominster Firefighters for honoring Kylee and the Kare Kits Team at the Humanitarian Awards Night. They greatly appreciate your support of their mission. A special thank you to Jonathan Campagna who organized the night. You did a fantastic job. The girls had a fabulous time!!

THANK YOU TO PRIEST STREET SCHOOL FOR YOUR FOOD DONATIONS

posted Nov 22, 2013, 7:22 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Dec 8, 2013, 7:04 AM ]
THANK YOU TO PRIEST STREET & BENNETT SCHOOLS FOR YOUR FOOD DONATIONS
Thank you to the staff, students and families of Priest Street & Bennett School for their donations of food to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz! We greatly appreciate your support of our mission!! This week 116 children in our community received kare kits because of caring people like all of you!! Thanks so much!!

THANKS TO JEFF & SHANNON SYLVIA & GAIL SCOTT-KEY OF PARAROCK TV'S ENTERTAINEMTN NOW

posted Nov 22, 2013, 7:14 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Nov 22, 2013, 7:19 PM ]
THANKS TO JEFF & SHANNON SYLVIA & GAIL SCOTT-KEY OF PARAROCK TV'S ENTERTAINMENT NOW
Thank you to Jeff & Shannon Sylvia & Gail Scott-Key of ParaRock TV's Entertainment Now for having me on their show. I greatly appreciate your support of our mission to feed the children in our community!!!

THANKS TO BARBARA FOSTER AND FATV FOR HAVING ME ON BARBARA'S SHOW BARBARA & YOU!

posted Nov 22, 2013, 7:09 PM by Kylee McCumber
THANKS TO BARBARA FOSTER AND FATV FOR HAVING ME ON BARBARA'S SHOW BARBARA & YOU!
Thank you to Barbara Foster for having me on her show Barbara & You. I greatly appreciate your support of Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz mission to help the children in our community!! Also Barbara thank you for your donation of food items for the kare kits! Thank you to the crew at FATV too!

EMPLOYEES' OF MACY'S IN LEOMINSTER MAKE DONATIONS

posted Nov 3, 2013, 3:18 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Nov 22, 2013, 7:25 PM ]
THANKS TO SARAH MORAND AND THE EMPLOYEES AT MACY'S IN LEOMINSTER FOR THEIR DONATIONS!!!!On Saturday November 2nd the kare kits team received monetary and food donations from the employees at Macy's in Leominster. A special thanks to Sarah Morand who organized this! We greatly appreciate your support of the mission of Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! This past week 108 children in our communityreceived kare kits of food thanks to the support of people like all of you!!  Also thank you to the two employees who made monetary donations!

36 Pudding Cups
42 applesauce cups
12 cans of Chef Boyardee
8 cans of Spaghettio's
27 cans of soup
30 individual serving size boxes of cereal
4 boxes of cereal
18 packets of macaroni & cheese
36 fruit cups
2 cans of fruit
8 individual packages of peanut butter crackers
72 granola bars
45 packets of fruit snacks

Thank You Very Much For Helping Us to Help the Kidz!!

Children's Smile Coalition, Inc Young Heroes Recognition Night

posted Oct 29, 2013, 4:11 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 4:12 PM ]
CHILDREN'S SMILE COALITION, INC YOUNG HEROES RECOGNITION NIGHT ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH, 2013
Thank you to Mary Ellen Wessell the founder of Children's Smile Coalition, Inc for a fabulous evening and for making the recipients of her award feel truly special. She recognized ten young individuals from throughout Massachusetts for their community service and for making a difference in their communities. She awarded each with a Young Hero Award.They also received keys to the City of Worcester, citations from Governor Deval Patrick and Congressman James McGovern and other gifts. Thank you Mary Ellen!!
"Children's Smile Coalition, Inc's mission is to put smiles on the faces of underprivileged children through acts of kindness and to encourage all children to give back to their community." Please check out their websitewww.childrenssmilecoalition.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PARISH

posted Oct 24, 2013, 5:13 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Oct 24, 2013, 5:14 AM ]
THANK YOU TO OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PARISH
We would like to say thank you to Mrs. Lisa Sciacca, Mrs. Michelle Lutter and Father Dennis for reaching out to us and offering their help with our mission! On Saturday October 26th the 7th grade retreat students will be packing 420 kare kits which will provide 4 weeks of food for the children. The generosity of the parish is greatly appreciated. It is because of people like all of you that we have been able to help so many children within our community. God Bless!!

THANK YOU TO LEOMINSTER YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER

posted Oct 24, 2013, 5:04 AM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU TO LEOMINSTER YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER
We would like to thank Leominster Youth Football & Cheer for their generous donation of food for the kare kits!! We appreciate your helping us to provide kare kits to the children within our community. It is because of people like you that we have been able to help so many children. Thank you!!

UNO'S FUNDRAISER WAS SUCH FUN!!!

posted Oct 23, 2013, 4:53 AM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO UNO'S TO SUPPORT KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ!!
We would like to Thanks Uno's, Manager Beth and her fantastic staff for making our fundraiser such fun!! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our mission!!

THANK YOU MARK DOYLE!

posted Oct 23, 2013, 4:51 AM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU TO MARK DOYLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHING THE TEAM!!
Thank you Mark for taking time out of your day to take photographs of the team for us!! We appreciate it and can't wait to see the finished product. We will them update some photos on our website and Facebook page. Thanks again!!!!

KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ AWARDED THE CHANGEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

posted Oct 23, 2013, 4:47 AM by Kylee McCumber
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ AWARDED THE CHANGEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT MT WACHUSETT COMUNITY COLLEGE'S UNITED WAY YOUTH VENTURE FALL KICK OFF
Thank you to Mt Wachusett Community College and the United Way's Youth Venture for awarding us their Changemaker of the Year Award at their Fall Kick Off Celebration On Friday, October 18, 2013. The team was so surprised when we were called to the stage at the College to receive the award. Thank you so much for honoring us with this award. It meant so much to all of us!!

KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ WILL BE ON CHANNEL 7 NEWS ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH

posted Oct 14, 2013, 11:08 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Oct 14, 2013, 11:11 AM ]
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ WILL BE ON CHANNEL 7 NEWS ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH

I just received the following information regarding the Channel 7 News piece on Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz.

The story will air Friday, October 18th at 5am, 6am, 9am, 4pm and 530pm.

Then also Saturday morning, October 19th.

After it airs you can also watch it online at http://www4.whdh.com/class-acts. Thank you Channel 7 News!!

We are very excited to see it!!

DOUGH RAISER AT UNO'S RESTAURANT ON OCTOBER 17TH

posted Oct 14, 2013, 6:50 AM by Kylee McCumber
DOUGH RAISER AT UNO'S RESTAURANT ON OCTOBER 17TH
Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz is off to a great start this school year! We are currently providing kare kits to 105 children in the Leominster school system! We have more than doubled the number from last school year when we were providing kare kits to 50 children. We are in great need of additional funds in order to be able to continue to feed the children throughout the school year and we need your help!
We would like to ask you, once again, to support our teams mission. We would like to invite you to come and support a DOUGH RAISER to benefit Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz at Uno's located at 905 Merriam Ave in Leominster (Twin City Mall) on Thursday, October 17th. You can Dine In or Take Out. You must present a Dough Raiser coupon to your server and Uno's will donate up to 20% of your check to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! Feel free to contact us by email at kyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com and we will email you a dough raiser coupon for the event. You can also inform your waitress that you need a coupon and they should be able to provide you with one. This fundraiser will be for the entire day - from open until close.
Please share this information with your friends and family and invite them to join us on October 17th!
Stop by that evening and meet Kylee and the members of her team! Thank you for helping us to help the kids!!
Thanks again for your support,
Kylee McCumber and the kare kits team of Ava D'Eon, Chloe D'Eon, Olivia Gallo, Mia Losey, Rachel Hinckley, Emily Brown, Kassie Diaz, Brenda Menjivar, Katerina Zahariadis, Cassie Boas, Ally Cafarella & Samantha Roche.
KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
68 Main Street #564 Leominster, Ma 01453-0564

CHANNEL 7 NEWS CLASS ACT AWARD

posted Oct 14, 2013, 6:39 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Oct 14, 2013, 6:40 AM ]
CHANNEL 7 NEWS VISITS SKY VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL TO SURPRISE KYLEE WITH THEIR CLASS ACT AWARD!!
Channel 7 News came to Sky View Middle School on Thursday October 3rd to surprise Kylee with their Class Act award!! Thanks to Channel 7, Christa Delcamp, Kayna Whitworth, Kelly Henry, Andy Dubrovsky and Brian Albushies!! It was a fantastic day for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz, Kylee, the kare kits team and Sky View too!! We are very proud of all the girls have accomplished. The piece is scheduled to air on Friday, October 18th on Channel 7 during the morning news. We are hoping to receive a link to the piece after it airs and will be sure to post it. Please check out photos from October 3rd by clicking on the Photos tab - Kare Kits in Action - to view photos taken by Samm Smith from Mt Wachusett Community College's United Way Youth Venture. Scroll to the bottom of the photos to see the Channel 7 photos.

FUN FOR ALL AT THE JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL

posted Sep 29, 2013, 5:50 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 5:53 AM ]
We would like to thank everyone who came by to see us yesterday at the Johnny Appleseed Festival!!  With the support of our community and some very special people we raised $647 for the kare kits!!! With this money we can provide kare kits to 6 children for the school year!! A special thanks to our friend, Clara Miller the owner of Manestream Day Spa in Leominster and her crew - Gabrielle LaPosta, Tiana Meehan, Heather O'Halloran and Clara's daughter Tory for supporting Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz! They spent the day with us applying glitter tattoos to children and adults to raise money to provide kare kits to the children!! We greatly appreciate your continued support of our mission!! We would also like to thank Rick Marchand for making it possible for us to particpate in Festival!! It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed the day!! Thanks to the members of our team and their parents who spent the day with us!! The winners of the two raffle items were: Shannon Doyle won the Maritial Arts Gift Certificate and Summer H won the Jafra Basket!! Thanks again to everyone for your continued support of our mission to help the children!!

YOU TUBE VIDEO OF DAY OF CARING EVENT AT SKY VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL

posted Sep 24, 2013, 5:12 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 24, 2013, 5:13 PM ]
PLEASE WATCH THE YOU TUBE VIDEO FROM THE DAY OF CARING.
Kylee's Kare Kits For Kidz teamed up with Sky View Middle School, Outreach - Kids Care and the United Way on Thursday, September 19th for the United Way Day of Caring. Please click on the link below to watch the You Tube Video of the event!

SKY VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP PACKAGE 20,000 MEALS

posted Sep 19, 2013, 5:47 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 19, 2013, 5:51 PM ]
SKY VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HELP PACKAGE 20,000 MEALS TO FIGHT HUNGER
What a fantastic day this was!! Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz teamed up with Sky View Middle School, The United Way and Matthew Martin of Outreach - Kids Care to package 20,000 meals of macaroni and cheese that were distributed to food pantries throughout Northern Central MA! Approximately 120 Sky View Middle School students and 20 adult volunteers worked for three hours to accomplish this! The students did a fabulous job and enjoyed the day! We are hoping to make this an annual event at Sky View on the United Ways Day of Caring. Thank you to Sky View families and faculty for raising $1,896.73 and to Southeast Elementary School for donating $348 from their hat day to help defray the cost of this event!! Thank you to everyone who helped us today to fight hunger in our community you all are hunger hereos!!

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THE KIDZ! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

posted Sep 14, 2013, 6:47 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 19, 2013, 5:52 PM ]
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THE KIDZ! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
With the start of the new school year we are, once again, in need of your support. Last school year and throughout the summer we provided kare kits to 50 elementary school children in Leominster. We currently are providing kare kits to 70 children with more to come as the guidance counselors determine who is in need. We appreciate all the support during our first year but with the start of a new year we are in great need of donations to help provide the kare kits again this school year. If you are able to make a donation we would greatly appreciate it. Every dollar counts so please help us!! Below is information on ways that you could help us this year. Not only do we need monetary donations but we can use help with packing the kare kits, delivering the kare kits, shopping, fundraising, food donations.... Please reach out to us at kyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com if you can help in any way. Thank you!
KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ, INC
68 Main Street #564 Leominster, Ma 01453-0564
September 08, 2013 
My name is Kylee McCumber. I am a sixth grade student in the Leominster Public School system. I am asking for your help with a Non-Profit Community Service Project that I started in September of 2012. In the spring of 2012, at the age of ten, I became aware of the fact that there were many children in my school that were less fortunate than me. One in seven children is food insecure meaning they do not have the security of knowing where their next meal will come from. Many children depend on the breakfast and lunch provided at school for the food they will receive. I began to wonder what they do when they go home on the weekends and may not have enough food.
After a discussion with my grandmother, Lori Bateman, and our school principal we decided that we would start the program Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz. Our mission is to provide individual Kare Kits with nonperishable, nutritious food items to as many children as possible on a weekly basis. With the help of my grandmother and my team of friends and volunteers we prepare the Kare Kits. Every Friday during the school year we distribute these kits to children in need, in our community, so they will have food for the weekend. We were able to continue this throughout the summer as well! We currently provide kare kits to over seventy elementary school aged children every Friday! At this time we cannot help everyone in need because we do not have enough funds and that is why we need your help!!
We estimate the cost per child, for the school year, to be $100. We provide juice boxes, cereal, applesauce, fruit cups, pudding, crackers, granola bars, raisins, fruit snacks, macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup, Beef ravioli…. in these kare kits. This would not be possible without the help from our community. We are looking for individuals and organizations willing to sponsor a child for the school year. If you are unable to sponsor a child any donation would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts! It is important that you understand that 100% of your donation will go to purchase food for a child. We will continue to grow one kare kit at a time as the funds become available. Please help us by sharing this information with your friends and family.
There are so many children in need of help. They realize that their situations are different from many of the children they attend school with. They will not know who we are yet they will know someone cares! We may never know how much this program means to the children.
For more information, or if you would like to help us in some way please email us atKyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com or call (978) 660-7573. For more info visit www.kyleeskarekitsforkidz.org.
If you are able to make a donation please make checks payable to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz and mail to:
 Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz C/O Kylee McCumber 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453-0564. 
Thank you for helping us to help others!
Kylee McCumber, Founder                                       Lori Bateman
The Kare Kits Team:  Kylee McCumber, Ava D’Eon, Brenda Menjivar, Cassie Boas, Chloe D’Eon, Emily Brown,
Kassie Dias, Katerina Zahariadis, Mia Losey, Olivia Gallo & Rachel Hinckley  
Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kids is a United Way Youth Venture empowered by Mount Wachusett Community College.
   
KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
68 Main Street #564 Leominster, Ma 01453-0564

I would like to make a donation to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz. 
Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ 
Address:  _____________________________________________________________________________ 
______ I would like to sponsor a child for the school year. Enclosed find $100.00 for the school year.
______ I would like to sponsor a child for the school year. I will contribute $10 monthly from September 
               through June. Enclosed please find my September contribution of $10.00.
______ I am unable to sponsor a child but would like to make a one time contribution.
               Enclosed find  ____$1.00  _____$5.00  ____$10.00  ____$20.00   _____ Other amount  _______
______ I am unable to make a monetary contribution but would like to volunteer to help with packing
                the kits, grocery shopping, and/or fundraising. Please contact me at ______________________.
______   I would like to make a donation of food items. See list below of acceptable items.
Items accepted for donations: 100% Juice boxes, boxes of Macaroni & Cheese, cans of chicken noodle soup, cans of beef ravioli, granola bars, fruit snacks, individual boxes of cereal, packets of oatmeal, applesauce cups, fruit cups, individual packages  yogurt raisins, peanut butter crackers, individual packets of cookies, dried fruit and individual packets of fruit snacks. Please note we need items that come in individual serving sizes. Thanks!
If you are able to make a monetary donation please make checks payable to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz and mail to Kylee McCumber 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453-0564. 
Thank you for helping us to help others!
Kylee McCumber, Founder                             Lori Bateman

The Kare Kits Team:  Kylee McCumber, Ava D’Eon, Brenda Menjivar, Cassie Boas, Chloe D’Eon, Emily Brown,  
Kassie Dias, Katerina Zahariadis, Mia Losey, Olivia Gallo & Rachel Hinckley 
Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kids is a Youth Venture empowered by Mount Wachusett Community College & the United Way.

KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ PARTICIPATE IN THE JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2013

posted Sep 14, 2013, 5:55 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 7:37 PM ]
JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2013
We are excited to be participating in the 20th anniversary of the Johnny Appleseed Festival in downtown Leominster on Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 5 pm! Please stop by our booth that day. We will be selling lollipops and candy necklaces for $1. Thanks to Clara Miller, owner of Manestream Day Spa, we will also have employees of Manestream who will apply glitter tattoos to children for a $5 donation. We also will have a few raffle items as well. Please stop by and see us! 


posted Sep 14, 2013, 5:43 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 7:31 PM ]
        DAY OF CARING EVENT  SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013

We would like to announce that Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz, the United Way & Sky View Middle School in Leominster are teaming up for a Day of Caring event on Thursday, September 19th. On that day, at Sky View Middle School, we will pack 20,000 meals of macaroni and cheese that will be donated to the food pantries within Northern Central Massachusetts. One hundred middle school students and twenty adult volunteers will package these meals that morning. We are very excited in being a part of the event! Should anyone be interested in volunteering, donating money to help fund the event or in finding out more information about the event please reach out to us atkyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com. Thanks!
posted Sep 14, 2013, 5:24 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 7:29 PM ]
COMEDY FUNDRAISER IS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!!

We are very happy to announce that the Comedy Fundraiser held on Sunday, September 8th at Destare in Fitchburg was a huge success!! We raised over $3500!!! Destare was packed to the brim with fabulous members of our community supporting the cause. We would like to thank Paulie Chlebecek and the Destare crew of Melissa, Michelle and CJ for allowing us to hold the event there and for their hard work! We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to Jerry Caruso and his group of taleted comedians ~ Chris Poublon, Katie Grady, Krista Brennan and Larry Lee Lewis ~ for the laughs and for donating their time in support of Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! Thanks to all the businesses and individuals in our community who donated items for our raffle and silent auction. It is because of everyone involved that we will be able to provide kare kits to 35 children this school year!! Thank you for helping us to help the children!!!!! :)

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE 
Alex & Ani Charity By Design
Aimee St Onge
Black Sheep Tavern & the Zahariadis Family
Bolton Orchards
Bolton Springs Golf Course
Bootleggers Restaurant
Boston Red Sox & David Ross
Bourbeau’s Market
Boston Market & Rose Rotti
Budo Kai Martial Arts Institute & Rick Leclair
Buffalo Wild Wings & Dan Demir
Central Rock Gym
Chili’s & Krysten Bunting
Cindy Zarrella
Dandini Liquors
Dario’s Brick Oven Ristorante
Destare and Paulie, Melissa, Michelle & CJ
Donna Hayes of Jafra Cosmetics
Elvis’s Hot Dog Palace
Gerd & Cheryl Orgeldinger
Gondola Restaurant
International Golf Course
Ixtapa Restaurant
Jerry Caruso, Jerry Lee Lewis, Krista Brennan, Katie Grady & Chris Poublin
Kim Minich Brough
Lanni Orchards
Lunenburg Liquors
Luxury Box & Ken Ricker
Mezcal
Natalie’s Pizza
Olive Garden & Dawn Bellerose
Orchard Hills Athletic Club
Outback Steakhouse & Shawn Pirro
Panera Bread
Papou’s Pizza
Portabella’s Pizza
Presto Pizza
Rocky’s Ace Hardware
Rye & Thyme
Sharky’s Seafood & BBQ
Sterling National Country Club
TC Lando’s
The Claw Shop & Jodi
The New England Revolution & Diego Fagundez
The Stadtherr Family
Texas Roadhouse & Nicole Ferrell
Twin Springs Golf Course
Uno Chicago Grill & Beth Colson
Wyman’s Liquors & Pat Wyman 
Thanks to the Kare Kit Mom’s & Grandparents: Lisa D’Eon, Becky Gallo, Vicki Losey, Lori & Bill Bateman, Tara Hinckley, Stephanie Zahariadis, Lauren McCumber, Laura Brown, Kendra Boas & Karen Sokolowski

Thank you to Mary Cafarella for taking photos at the event for us!

posted Aug 9, 2013, 4:55 PM by Kylee McCumber
COMEDY FUNDRAISER
To Benefit Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz
Destare 320 Main St. Fitchburg, MA
Sunday Evening September 8TH, 2013
ADMISSION: $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door
DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 PM for Cocktails, Appetizers & Raffles
SHOWTIME IS AT 7PM
COMEDY LINE UP
LARRY LEE LEWIS - Piano player, singer, comedian, variety performer, radio personality, senior entertainer! The "Jokemaster"!
JERRY CARUSO - Opened for Larry “the Cable Guy”, Anthony Clarke and Lisa Lampinelli! Co-Founder of “Comics for a Cure"!
KRISTA BRENNAN - Finalist at the Kowloon (Saugus), Mohegan Sun (CT.) & the Worcester Top Dog Comedy Contests!
KATIE GRADY - one of the top female acts-seen at the Comedy Studio!
CHRIS POUBLON - Popular act for Boston's Best Comedians!
For tickets contact:
 Lori Bateman (978) 660-7573, Becky Gallo (978) 602-2054 or Lisa D’Eon (617) 584-2900
Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453-0564
Our Mission is to provide kare kits of food to children in need in our community.
posted Aug 9, 2013, 4:53 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 5:33 AM ]
Saturday August 24th, 2013

Kids Day

Downtown Leominster from 2 to 5 pm

Stop buy our table to learn more about

Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!!

We will be selling lollipops and candy necklaces for $1 each to raise money to purchase food for the kare kits!

Hope to see you there!!

    Kylee


Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us during the Kids Day event!! It was a very fun day for all!!
posted Aug 9, 2013, 4:51 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 5:29 AM ]
SHOP FOR A CAUSE
It's good to shop on
Saturday August 24th, 2013
At Macy's
Save 25% all Day and receive a
raffle ticket for you chance to win a
$500 Macy's Gift Card.
$5 for a shopping pass and raffle ticket.
All proceeds from selling the shopping passes
will be used to purchase food for the kare kits.
Contact us for your shopping pass and
raffle ticket.


Thank you to everyone who purchased a shopping pass!! We appreciate your support!!


posted Jun 22, 2013, 4:29 AM by Kylee McCumber
We have some very exciting news! With the support of the Spanish American Center in Leominster we will be able to continue providing the kare kits to the children throughout the summer break. The kare kits will be deliverd to the Spanish American Center in Leominster each Friday for distribution. Thank you to Ms. Neddy Latimer, executive director, and her staff for their support in this effort!

Kylee & the kare kits team
posted Jun 22, 2013, 4:21 AM by Kylee McCumber
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the local businesses and individuals within our community for their support of our fundraising dance on Thursday night. It was a huge success and we raised alot of money to help provide kare kits to the children for next school year!! Also thank you to the school administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, and other staff members who volunteered their time to sell tickets, chaperone and help out in any way with the dance. Thank you to Mr Larry Zuaro, Southeast School's Music teacher, who provided the fantastic music for the evening. Thank you to Mr. Tim Blake for allowing us to hold the dance at Sky View Middle School. Thank you to the custodians of the school for all their work. We couldn't have done this without all of your support. Thank you to all the children and their families who came out to the dance. It was definately a fun night for the children!

We also would like to thank all the local businesses who donated food, drinks and raffle items for the dance.

Athen's Pizza Central Street Leominster
Athen's Pizza North Leominster
Cold Stone Creamery
Cinema World
C & M Pizza
Design's By Darlene
Gourmet Donuts
Hannafords
Harvard Bowling Lanes
Lancaster Golf
Mason's Recreation Center
Modern Edge Center for the Arts
Paisano's Pizza
Pottery Paintin' Place
Roll On America
Subway
The Black Sheep Restaurant
The Strand Theatre
Village Pizza
Utz

A special thank you to the kare kits team and their families for all their hard work in making this a successful fund raising event!!

With gratitude,

Kylee and the kare kits team


posted Jun 16, 2013, 6:38 AM by Kylee McCumber
CITY WIDE FIFTH GRADE DANCE
  TO BENEFIT
KYLEE’S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
Thursday, June 20, 2013
6 pm to 8 pm
Sky View Middle School
500 Kennedy Way Leominster
Admisson $5.00
$1.00 of the admission will be donated to the One Fund
Raffles
 Refreshments for Sale
Tickets can be purchased in advance at school or at the door on the evening of the dance.
There will be an informational opportunity for parents with Middle School Staff from 6:15 to 6:45.
posted Jun 16, 2013, 5:24 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jun 16, 2013, 5:24 AM ]
We would like to thank Cherry Hill Ice Cream for their generous donation to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz! We greatly appreciate you support! Thank you so very much for helping us to help the kids! We would also like to thank the patrons of Cherry Hill for attending the fundraising event and for their support as well!!
posted May 26, 2013, 12:48 PM by Kylee McCumber
Below is the link for the Hunger Heroes Project that Kylee recently volunteered at.


posted May 26, 2013, 12:45 PM by Kylee McCumber
Here is the link for the story that was on Channel 4 News! Please watch the video - there is a brief ad before it will begin. Thank you to Channel 4 and Ken Tucci for this opportunity to spread the word about Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!!
posted May 26, 2013, 12:28 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated May 26, 2013, 12:29 PM ]
We would like to thank Kim and Jim the owners of Al Dente Restaurant for their genorous donation to Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz! Thank you for your continued support!!
posted May 14, 2013, 5:58 PM by Kylee McCumber

May 14, 2013

I have some very exciting news to share with all of you! I would like to announce that today I found out that Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz was the grand prize winner in the United Way’s Community Builders Star Project Competition!!

First I would like to thank Karen Oliveira, Leidy Restrepo and the staff at the United Way and Community Builders for offering me the opportunity to enter this contest. They have been so helpful and supportive and I appreciate it very much!

I would like to thank the entire Leominster Public School System, all the city employees and school children as well as the many businesses and people in our community who helped us to win the grand prize! You were all so amazing when I reached out for your support.

I want to thank everyone who voted! The fact that so many of you voted for our star project is the reason that we won. This was a community effort not just an effort of the Kare Kits Team. Thank you so much for supporting us!

Lastly I want to thank the kare kits team- Brenda Menjivar, Emily Brown, Olivia Gallo, Ava and Chloe D’Eon, Mia Losey and Katerina Zahariadis, our families and friends for your support as well. Without all of you we wouldn’t be where we are today being able to help so many children.

The grand prize of $1000 will provide kare kits to ten children next school year, as it is estimated to cost $100 per school year for each child to receive a kare kit every weekend. This is a great start for us for next year. This year we provided kare kits to 50 children. We are hoping to be able to provide them to more children next year and with your support we are on our way to being able to do that!

Thank you all for helping me to help the children!!

With appreciation,
Kylee McCumber                                       
posted May 12, 2013, 1:13 PM by Kylee McCumber
I would like to thank everyone for voting for our Star Project in the United Way's Community Builder Competition last week. We greatly appreciate your support!!!!! We are hoping to have placed in the top four and to receive a prize. The prize money will help us to provide kare kits to additional children. Please check back in a few days as we should know the results on Tuesday, May 14th. Keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there too!!

Kylee
posted May 9, 2013, 10:05 AM by Kylee McCumber
Please vote for
Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz Star Project
  

Kylee and the team have entered the United Way's Star Project competition. There are 11 groups that are doing community service projects in this competiton. During the week of May 6th until the 10th the United Way's site will hold voting for the best Star Project. The winner will receive $1000 for their community service project! Voting will begin on Monday, May 6th at 9 am and close on Friday, May 10th at 5 pm. Each individual is allowed to vote once. Please scroll down to see the Community Builders voting link and to learn more about each project prior to voting.
  
They will ask you to vote for your top three projects. Please be sure to vote for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz as your top choice!!! :)
  
Kylee would like to ask each of you to cast a vote on line for the kare kits team!!! Please be sure you are voting for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz as there is another similar project (karing 4 kidz) in the competition who won last years competition! The kare kits team can help a lot of children with $1000!!! We are asking that all our family and friends share the voting link with their family, friends, co-workers and contacts asking them to cast a vote for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz too!! Feel free to post on your Face Book pages for us as well!!! Thanks for your support!!
  
Below is the link for the recent broadcast of a story on Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz that was on Channel 4 News:


Below is the link for the Hunger Heroes Project that Kylee recently volunteered at:


  
Click here to learn about each project before you vote:



CLICK HERE TO VOTE!




THANK YOU!! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!
posted Apr 21, 2013, 3:31 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Apr 21, 2013, 5:00 PM ]
The kare kits team would like to thank everyone who participated in the May Basket fundraiser at CVS Pharmacy today! We raised $535!!! We greatly appreciate the manager of CVS on Nelson Street in Leominster for allowing us to hold our fundraiser at their location. Thank you to everyone who purchased a basket as each basket purchased will provide a kare kit to a child in need for a weekend! We also would like to thank Joanna & Vicki, our new Fitchburg State University friends for volunteering to help us today. After the sale of the May Baskets we packed kare kits to provide to the children on the weekends. This was part of our project in the United Ways Star Project Competition. Voting will be held beginning on Monday, May 6th at 9 am until Friday, May 10th at 5 pm for the best star project in the competition. We are hoping that everyone will vote during that time by going to www.community-builders.net and vote for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz Star Project. The first place winner, receiving the most votes, will receive $1000 for their community service project. We could provide kare kits to many children if we win this contest. Please ask your family and friends to vote as well! Thank you so much for helping us to help the kidz!
posted Apr 21, 2013, 3:12 PM by Kylee McCumber
Due to the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon this week the airing, on channel 4, of the piece on Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz has been postponed. We will post the new date once we are notified of it! Please keep the friends and families of all those affected by the bombings in your thoughts and prayers.
posted Apr 14, 2013, 6:02 AM by Kylee McCumber
Thank you to Ken Tussi from Channel 4 News for coming to our home and filming a piece on Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! We have been notified that the piece will air on Channel 4's newscast on Thursday, April 18th during the 5 pm to 6 pm newcast. The team is very excited about this opportunity!! Thanks again to Ken and Channel 4!!!  Kylee
posted Apr 14, 2013, 5:52 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Apr 14, 2013, 6:08 AM ]
The kare kits team will be participating in the United Way's Community Builders Star Project Competition on Sunday, April 21st. We will be selling May Baskets at the CVS Pharmacy on Nelson Street in Leominster from 9 am until 12 pm or until the May Baskets are all sold. The baskets, filled with treats, will sell for $5 each. If you purchase a basket you will provide a kare kit for a child for a weekend!!  We then will be packing kare kits that afternoon at our home with the food purchased from the money raised from the May Basket Sale. Anyone interested in helping us that day can contact us via our email address ofkyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com.

Beginning on Monday, May 6th at 9 am until Friday, May 10th at 5 pm voting will take place for the best Star Project. During that week please visit www.community-builders.net to vote for our project!! Please be sure you are voting for Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz as there is a similar project in the competition!!  The winner will receive $1000 for their community service project!! We can certainly feed a lot of children with that!! Thanks so much for your support!  Kylee
posted Apr 14, 2013, 5:40 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Apr 14, 2013, 5:42 AM ]
I would like to thank the Wallace Figure Skating Club for their support of Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!! During their annual ice show on March 30th they allowed us to set up a fundraising table. Thank you to the members, officers and board for the donation of food for the kare kits!! We truly appreciate your support!!!


posted Mar 14, 2013, 5:53 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 6:53 PM ]
I am very proud to announce that tonight our kare kits team was awarded $1000 in seed money from the United Way Youth Venture sponsored by the United Way of North Central Massachusetts and Mt Wachusett Community College! I would like to thank the panelists who listened to my presentation tonight and for their support of Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz. A special thank you to Mrs. Gina Wironen & Mrs. Karin Oliveira who told me about the Youth Venture and to Nicole Mello from Youth Venture who helped me through the process the past few months. Without your support this would not have been possible. Also thank you to all the people involved in donating money to make these funds available! This money will make it possible for our team to help more children. Thank you all so very much!! Kylee
posted Mar 14, 2013, 5:45 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Apr 14, 2013, 5:56 AM ]
GENTLY USED CLOTHING SALE TO BENEFIT
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ

Saturday March 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm
at Fallbrook School’s Family Fair
25 Decicco Drive Leominster 
All items will be sold for $1 each

Items include shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, sweatshirts & pants, coats, sweaters and, pajamas.
 Kylee’s Kare Kits are distributed weekly to 47  children in need in the Leominster public elementary schools. They consist of non-perishable food items to help the children through the weekend. Every dollar raised from this sale will go towards the purchase of food so that we can help additional children. We appreciate your support! Thank you!!           



Thank you to everyone who helped us with the clothing sale!! It was a success!! We have raised $361 to provide more kare kits for the children!! Thanks again!!  Kylee
posted Feb 3, 2013, 4:20 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Feb 3, 2013, 4:21 PM ]
Thank you to everyone who helped us with the clothing sale to benefit Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz on Saturday, January 26th at the Sky View Middle School Winter Carnival. We raised $728 that day! Thanks to all who donated clothing, to Sky View Middle School for allowing us to be a part of their event, to everyone who purchased clothing and to our wonderfu family members and friends who helped us set up the day before the event and worked with us that day! A special thanks to the Doyle crew- Tammy, Sarah, Benjamin and Sean and friend Dan, Linda Malatos, Becky & Olivia Gallo, Laura & Emily Brown and Lisa, Ava and Chloe D'Eon!! Without all of your help my grandmother and I would never have been able to accomplish this!!
posted Jan 13, 2013, 5:02 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 13, 2013, 5:03 PM ]
Thank you to Susan Cashman, Mayor Mazzarella and Carl Piermarini for having me on LATV on Thursday night!

Kylee
posted Jan 10, 2013, 2:08 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 2:09 AM ]
I wanted to let everyone know that you can subscribe to my posts by clicking on the subscribe to posts link on the top of this page. If you subscribe every time I post you will be notified of the post. Please subscribe so you can keep up to date of what is happening with Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!

Thanks,

 Kylee
posted Jan 10, 2013, 2:04 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 2:10 AM ]
I have been invited to be on Mayor Mazzarella's LATV television show tonight at 6:30 pm. The show runs for one hour from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. He will be having three guests tonight. I will be the second guest on the show so I won't be starting right at 6:30. We will be discussing Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz. Please tune in for an update on how we are doing and what we are planning. If you have Comcast please tune in on channel 8 and for Fios tune in on channel 34. If you can't access the show on televsion there is live internet streaming at LATV's website which is www.leominster.tv. If you go onto the site you will find the link in the upper right hand corner to watch the show. Viewers can call into the show and ask questions or make comments. The phone number is (978) 537-7760. I hope you are able to watch and call in!

Thanks,

 Kylee
posted Jan 6, 2013, 3:59 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 10, 2013, 2:10 AM ]
On January 26th from 10 am to 4 pm we will be holding a clothing sale at the Sky View Middle School's Winter Carnival. Anyone that would like to donate gently used childrens clothing is asked to bring it to one of four drop off locations during school hours beginning on Monday January 7th through Friday January 18th. Acceptable items include shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, sweatshirts, sweatpants, coats, sweaters, pajamas, hats, gloves and mittens. PLEASE NO SOCKS OR UNDERWEAR. The drop off locations are Southeast Elementary School, Johnny Appleseed School, Northwest Elementary School or Fallbrook Elementary School in Leominster. Every item will be sold for $1 and all proceeds will be used to purchase food for the kare kits. We hope to see you on the 26th!!

Thanks,

Kylee
posted Jan 1, 2013, 6:44 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 2:39 PM ]
We are constantly on the look out for coupons for the products that we put into the kare kits. If any of you are members of BJ's we do a lot of shopping there and could use any extra coupons that you don't use for the products we use. We also use manufacturer coupons as well. BJ's will allow us to use both the manufacturers coupon as well as their own BJ's coupon which means we save even more money. Some of the products we use are: Chef Boy R dee products, Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup, Ramen Noodles, Macaroni & Cheese, granola bars, Rice Krispie bars, Oatmeal, juice boxes, fruit cups, pudding cups, applesauce cups, peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, individual serving size bags of chips, pretzels, doritos..., individual serving size packages of cookies, crackers..... Should you have coupons that you believe we could use please mail them to our mailing address at Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453 or email us at kyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as possible. Thanks for helping us to help the kidz!!       Kylee
posted Jan 1, 2013, 6:33 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 6:51 AM ]
Happy New Year!

I'm so happy that our community, my friends and family have done so much to help me to help the kidz in this program. Thank you to everyone who has helped us in any way thus far. Please see our Thank You All tab to view everyone who has helped us.

If you would like to reach out to me you can find the contact information under the "Contact Us" tab.  Feel free to read the Kare Kits story if you would like to know more about how I started Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz!!!!!!!! If anyone would like to help pack the Kare Kits you can email me and I will respond and hopefully you will be able to help us pack!!!!! :) Hope to hear from some new people soon!!!

We constantly have new children that could benefit from the kare kits. As much as we would love to help everyone we need the funds and food to do that. We welcome any donations both monetary and of food to help us to be able to increase the number of children we help. We have just increased to 44 children but have more needing our help!

Thanks,

Kylee
posted Dec 28, 2012, 11:09 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 6:53 AM ]
Thank you to Mr. Russ Kruger for making this website possible! His hard work is greatly appreciated. On January 1st I will start the blog!! 


posted Nov 23, 2012, 12:13 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 6:18 AM ]

               "It is better to give than to receive!"

Rosalyn Carter who is President Jimmy Carters wife said:

"I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live. I have seen so many good deeds - people helped, lives improved - because someone cared."



A FANTASTIC SURPRISE FOR KYLEE
posted May 4, 2014, 6:54 AM by Kylee McCumber
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ RECEIVES A CITATION FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
posted May 4, 2014, 6:45 AM by Kylee McCumber
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ RECEIVES THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
posted May 4, 2014, 6:39 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated May 4, 2014, 6:40 AM ]
KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ IS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE UNITED WAY STAR PROJECT COMPETITION!!
posted May 4, 2014, 6:31 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated May 4, 2014, 6:34 AM ]
KOHL'S EMPLOYEES PACK KARE KITS FOR KYLEE'S KIDZ
posted May 4, 2014, 6:21 AM by Kylee McCumber
MACY'S AWARDS $1000 GRANT TO KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
posted May 4, 2014, 6:14 AM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated May 4, 2014, 6:16 AM ]
EXEMPTARY YOUTH LEADER AWARD
posted May 4, 2014, 6:10 AM by Kylee McCumber
THANK YOU TO ORANGE LEAF FROZEN YOGURT
posted Apr 13, 2014, 6:15 AM by Kylee McCumber
PANCAKE BREAKFAST WAS A SUCCESS
posted Mar 30, 2014, 12:27 PM by Kylee McCumber
PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT KYLEE'S KARE KITS FOR KIDZ
posted Mar 28, 2014, 8:45 PM by Kylee McCumber   [ updated Mar 28, 2014, 8:46 PM ]

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