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 email@example.com . Our mailing address is Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz C/O Kylee McCumber 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453.
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?
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/
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.
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!