Katie’s Krops Founded by Katie Stagliano, Co-Host Ce Ce Hartford

09-13-17 Katie’s Krops Founded by Katie Stagliano, Co-Host Ce Ce Hartford

“Katie’s Cabbage is the inspirational true story of how Katie Stagliano, a third grader from Summerville, South Carolina, grew a forty-pound cabbage in her backyard and donated it to help feed 275 people at a local soup kitchen. In her own words, Katie shares the story of the little cabbage seedling and the big ideas of generosity and service that motivated her to turn this experience into Katie’s Krops, a national youth movement aimed at ending hunger one vegetable garden at a time. http://www.katieskrops.com/

Katie’s Krops…Growing a dream!

The idea for Katie’s Krops began with a 9-year-old girl and a 40 pound cabbage.  In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program.  She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people.  Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.

Katie’s Krops now has 100 gardens growing across the country and has donated thousands and thousands of pounds of fresh produce to people in need.  The mission of Katie’s Krops is to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same.

Co-Host Ce Ce , a Katie’s Krops Grower

CeCe, who is a Katie’s Krops grower in Urbana,MD. She first became connected to Katie’s Krops, two years ago while watching “The Chew” with her mom and saw Katie Stagliano on one of the episodes. After hearing Katie speak about her mission, CeCe knew she had to apply. That night, with the help of her mom applied for a grant and has been blessed to be part of the KK family.

Since the age of 3, CeCe has always had a passion to help others. CeCe donates 100% of her harvest to families in need of food.  Starting at the age of 10, she began with 3 donated plots by her local Twin Hills Community farm and presented a proposal to elementary school last year to revitalize their school garden. With the help of the STEM teacher, she has engaged 22 other students to start a Garden Club that meets twice a week during the school year.  During the off season, she hopes to hold a food drive.

Last year, CeCe donated over 500 lbs of fresh food and with the help of the gardens at the school, she has set her goal to 1,000 pounds. CeCe will be moving on to the middle school, but the principals at both schools have agreed to bridge the gap and work together, by expanding the garden at the elementary school and building a garden at the Middle School. She is very dedicated to the mission of Katie’s Krops and appreciates the help from her classmates.

CeCe serves on the Katie’s Krops Youth Advisory Board and has partnered with the University of Maryland extension office for additional resources. She passionately donates her harvest to the seniors in her community and to the Frederick Soup Kitchen and Pantry. Her dream is to open her own restaurant, where she can offer free meals to feed families in need on specific days out of the month.

Welcome Kylee’s Kare Kits forKidz, Inc with Kylee McCumber and Twin 14yr. olds Lleyton & Kyle Rutz with BrickDreams

08-30-17 Deborah Beauvais welcomes Co-Hosts 15yr old Kylee McCumber, founder of  Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, Inc and twin 14yr. old Lleyton & Kyle Rutz with their BrickDreams

Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, Inc.

Kylee McCumber and the kare kits team of Brenda Menjivar, Ava D’Eon, Chloe D’eon, Olivia Gallo, Mia Losey, Rachel Hinckley, Katerina Zahariadis, Kassie Diaz, Emily Brown & Cassie Boas pack kare kits of non-perishable food that are currently given to seventy elementary school children in Leominster every Friday. These are children who wouldn’t have enough food over the weekends when they are not receiving breakfast and lunch at school. If you would like to learn more about what the kare kits team does visit our web site at www.kyleeskarekitsforkidz.org or email us at kyleeskarekitsforkidz1@gmail.com . Our mailing address is Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz C/O Kylee McCumber 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453.
https://www.facebook.com/KyleesKareKitsForKidz/

In Kylee’s Words
In September of 2012, at the age of ten, I started Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, Inc to help children who did not have enough food at home on the weekends. I had noticed that there were many children eating breakfast at my school each day and asked my grandmother why this was. We spoke with my school principal and began to research ways that we could help these children. We currently provide food every weekend for children in the Leominster public school system. Each Friday the children receive a kare kit that includes cereal, juice, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, macaroni & cheese, Chicken noodle soup, Chef Boyardee or Spaghettio products, granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers…. The contents of the kare kits vary week to week depending upon what we can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week. My original goal was to be able to provide food for 10 children each week. With the support of family, friends and our community we are now providing food to over 300 children on a weekly basis. This has been such a heart warming experience for me. Thank you to everyone who has helped me to help these children!!

BrickDreams with Lleyton & Kyle Rutz

A child’s dream is to play with bricks forever. A brick’s dream is to be played with forever. Our mission is to make both dreams come true. BrickDreams is a charity that changes lives. We collect, clean, and redistribute LEGO bricks to children in need. Any and all LEGO is appreciated. We were founded on May 7, 2012.

One might ask, “Why LEGO bricks? Why not other toys?” It is because LEGO stimulates the mind. They allow children to learn, and use their imagination. It is possibly the only toy where a child of any age can build a car, then take it apart and build an airplane, a house, or whatever their imagination desires. Who wouldn’t want that for a kid?

https://www.gofundme.com/697s3258
http://www.brickdreams.org/
donate@brickdreams.org, or please mail them to:
BrickDreams P.O. Box 891 Folsom, CA  95763

In addition to LEGO bricks, we would also greatly appreciate donations packing tape used to package the LEGO.
Lleyton & Kyle received a $1,000 grant in November 2016 from Daisy Button Believes  http://daisybuttonbelieves.com/grantwinners/

Lleyton Rutz
My name is Lleyton Rutz and I am 14 years old.  I was excited to be asked to take over the charity Bailey began. I believe in BrickDreamsmission and I like the opportunity it gives me to communicate with adults and do good things for other kids.

Kyle Rutz
My name is Kyle Rutz and I am 14 years old.  I am excited too and think I can do a lot to make sure BrickDreams has all the tennis ball cans it needs.  I am a great LEGO sorter too!

Heaven on Earth? Is It Possible?

04-09-17   Heaven on Earth? Is It Possible?

Description: Well, this family seems to think so. Meet Children’s Book Author, Monica Iglesias and her children, the characters in her books. They are actively co-creating heaven on earth first in their hearts, then in their home and expanding out to everyone they meet and everywhere they go. Creating a beautiful ripple in the world. They are no strangers to pain, disharmony and discord. In fact, they lived in dysfunction, control, abuse, and manipulation. But they have been able to shift and transform their family dynamics and are now each taking an active role in consciously creating the life they choose to experience individually and together, the children along with their parents. Hear their inspiring and transformational story from abuse to powerful creators of Love, Peace, Joy, Connection and so much more. This family is empowering children and families worldwide to consciously create the heaven on earth they seek. Their desire is to share the magic of the power within.

Bio: After being raised in abuse, Monica became the abuser. She knew she had to change and poured out her soul for heaven’s help. Since then, she has been able to break the cycle of control and abuse by discovering the value within herself and ways to empower the children in her stewardship, transforming her life from victim and blame to powerful creator. When asking how she could be her highest contribution to the world, the answer came to share her children’s stories. Sharing her knowledge and wisdom to empower others is one of the highlights of her life. Today, in addition to being a wife and mother of four, Monica Iglesias is also an Inspirational Children’s Book Author, Speaker, Mentor, and Angel Intuitive. She lives her passion and purpose by guiding others through their own personal transformations, angelic connections, and teaches mothers how to empower the children in their stewardship.
http://emanatelove.com/
http://www.monicaiglesiasauthor.com/

Guest Host Janine Sullivan~Helping Animals in Need with Emma

03-12-17    Guest Host Janine Sullivan~Helping Animals in Need with Emma

Emma was born on March 8, 2007 on Long Island, NY, where she currently resides with her parents, Greg and Anna. She also has an older brother, Matthew, who attends Middle School, and she has a dog, a cockapoo, named Sammy. Emma is a very out- going, bright, athletic girl who currently attends elementary school and enjoys playing sports in her free time. She currently plays soccer, basketball and flag football.  Her biggest achievement in soccer was last year, when her team won 1st place in the NYCSL State Cup game. It was a very proud day for all the players, parents, and coaches.  Emma also plays the quarterback on a flag football team, which is made up of all girls her age, and they play in an all boy league.  Last year, her team made it to the first round of playoffs, which she is very proud of.  Emma also loves to water ski.  She was 3 years old the very first time she was able to get up and ski.  She loves to jet ski, swim and her latest accomplishment was learning how to wake surf this past summer with her cousins.

Emma loves all animals!  Her brother and her cousins have set up lemonade stands, in the past, to help raise money for the ASPCA, so they can help animals in need.

Emma is a typical 9 year old girl (soon to be 10), who loves to play with her friends, go bowling and go  to the movies.  She loves to go on bike rides, fishing and crabbing and going in the beach and pool in the summer. Her first and most important focus is doing well in school.  She loves to read and learn about different things in science.  She will be graduating next Spring from elementary school and will go onto the Middle school, where she will hopefully continue to be a successful, well-rounded, confident young lady.