It’s All About the Kids Named #2 Children’s Charity in San Diego

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Posted 01.11.2015 in News

The It’s All About the Kids Foundation is happy to announce that we have been chosen as the #2 Children’s Charity in San Diego, according to www.hauteliving.com. The Miami based internet site that  highlights the best of everything in major cities.

“The national recognition that our charity is receiving is a testament to the good work that the board and Angela have done over the years.  We should all be proud that our organization never sought recognition but only focused on doing good work for those in need in San Diego.” said Shawn Heyl, It’s All About the Kids President and Co-Founder. “Every once in a while we find ourselves involved in a business or organization that we really can be proud to be a part of and that really makes a difference.  ”

Read the article at www.hauteliving.com . Posted 2010.

Partying for a Purpose Fundraisers

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Posted 01.11.2015 in Fundraising Events

Partying for a Purpose produces all the fundraisers for the It’s All About the Kids Foundation. All of our events are filled with entertainment, food, drinks and fun. We truly “Party for a Purpose” because we believe in having a great time while supporting great causes. It is our responsibility to help other, and if we can do that while having a great time, then it is that much sweeter! Below are the upcoming events that we are producing !
To visit our website, go to www.PartyingforaPurpose.com

Join us!

Global Teams In Engineering Service (TIES) program at UCSD Make a Difference

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Posted 01.10.2015 in News

]It’s All about the Kids Foundation was chosen for the 3rd straight semester by Brandon Reynante professor of the Global Teams In Engineering Service (TIES) program at UCSD. Groups of students solve challenges proposed by President Angela Brannon. The challenges have included solutions for a bid card program for silent auction, an online donations, and dirty water at partner orphanages in Baja Mexico.
In Fall of 2014, Professor Mandy Bratton’s class was asked to create a mobile app for one of the charity’s activities with teens. Two teams presented fantastic starts to a long term project that will help children learn life skills. The fabulous students worked on the projects and then presented to Angela as their semester final. Each semester she was blown away by the amazing solutions.
One of the most impactful challenge was the problem of dirty water at the orphanages. This has been an ongoing problem. The water is from a tank or a well, both not clean. The students came up with a water filtration system that was very affordable and included a see-saw as the pump, therefore, not needing electricity. AMAZING!
Beginning January 20, 2014, the Spring semester students will be challenged with implementing the bid card program and creating a garden with used water for the partner orphanages. President Angela Brannon will be Skyped into the class to discuss the challenges for the spring! So cool! Final projects will be presented in June. We can’t wait!

It’s All about the Kids is honored to be a part of this wonderful program. It rocks!
Thank you to both professors and the awesome students for making a difference!

Properties for a Purpose

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Posted 01.08.2015 in Fundraising Events, News

It’s All About the Kids Foundation’s newest fundraising program is Properties for a Purpose!
Fabulous Real Estate Agents are pledging donations when It’s All About the Kids Foundation
supporters buy and sell homes!
Making a difference one home at a time!
Find the home of your dreams, downsize or buy income properties !

LISA VOMERO INOUYE

Lisa Vomero Inouye of Keller Williams Realty has pledged $500 when an It’s All about the Kids Foundation supporter buys or sells a home as her as the agent! To contact her, please call 858-945-2692 or email her at LisaVI108@gmail.com.

Why Lisa with Keller Williams Realty?

Lisa represents every client with honesty and integrity at all times in their real estate transactions by delivering high quality, professional real estate services!

Licenses, experience and education
• San Diego Association of Realtors, License 624800
• California Association of Realtors, License 01316581
• National Association of Realtors, License 196518915
• Successfully negotiated more than 300 real estate contracts
• Brings 25 years of engineering and land development experience
• Graduate Work, Geology, Arizona State University, Arizona
• Bachelors of Science Degree, Geology, Cum Laude University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Awards
•Keller Williams Top Producer – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
•Certified by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
•Commercial Real Estate Women previous New Member Award Winner
•Member University Club, “Atop Sympathy Tower,” A Club Corp Company
•National Association of Realtors® E-Pro Certified
•Past President Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
•American Society of Civil Engineers previous board Member
•American Public Works Association – Outstanding service in the Private Sector Award
•Division Scholar – and first women ever – to win the award in the department’s History!

KRISTA LOMBARDI

Krista Lombardi always wanted to be a real estate agent. It is her passion. Krista, a tireless worker and always does what’s best for her clients. To better serve her clients she now has a team of five experienced agents including a commercial real estate agent. If someone mentions real estate call Krista to experience the 5 Star Service difference. You’ll be glad you did! Krista has pledged $500 for each property! Please contact Krista at kristalombardi@gmail.com or (619) 519-3251

In 2014, Krista participated in the Charity Challenge and raised $1600 for It’s All About the Kids Foundation !

Krista Lombardi, REALTOR® SRS, CRS,CNE,CDPE
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties
890 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA. 92103
CA BRE#01504924
Member of the Institute For Luxury Home Marketing,
San Diego Magazine’s 7 Year Winner for Best in Client Satisfaction
Cell: (619) 519-3251
Fax: (866) 201-4710

San Diego Union Tribune – Voted Best Real Estate Agent 2011
San Diego Union Tribune – Voted #3 in San Diego County 2012
Get WIRED into everything San Diego at the http://SanDiegoRealEstateCafe.com/blog

GIA Brightens the Season for the It’s All about the Kids Foundation

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Posted 12.29.2014 in Media, News

Thank you so much to GIA (Gemological Institute of America) employees and students in Carlsbad for holding an amazing toy drive for It’s All about the Kids! The following article appeared online [click here ] and in the Coast News and the Union Tribune Newspaper!

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) employees and students in Carlsbad are helping brighten the holiday season for San Diego children and teens through its annual Holiday Gift Drive. This year, the Institute collected nearly 250 toys and supplies and more than $1,600 for It’s All About the Kids©, a nonprofit foundation that supports local children’s charities.

Items donated to It’s All About the Kids Foundation include bicycles, playpens, learning toys and puzzles, stuffed animals, dolls, flash drives, books, art supplies and much more. Donations will go directly to two of the foundation’s partner charities, the Serra Mesa Food Pantry and the Crime Victims Fund.

“We’re so honored to be the recipient of toys and donations from GIA this holiday season. For most of our kids, this is the only present they will receive this year, and we are so grateful for such amazing generosity,” said Angela Brannon-Baptiste, co-founder and president of the Board for It’s All About the Kids Foundation. “GIA is making a huge difference in the lives of our children this holiday season and throughout the year.”

“Knowing exactly where our donations will go has really inspired our students and staff to enthusiastically embrace the spirit of the season and make contributions this year,” added Susan Jacques, GIA’s president and CEO. “We hope to make the holidays shine a bit brighter for those at the Serra Mesa Food Pantry and the Crime Victims Fund.”

Since 1996, GIA’s Holiday Gift Drive has supported a local charity each year. It’s All About the Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization that creates new and innovative programs to benefit children’s charities and enhance the lives of less fortunate children and their families. It’s All About the Kids is committed to the advancement of children through the joining of music, the arts and the generosity of corporations and individuals. In all, the foundation collects toys for over 1,500 children in San Diego and Baja Mexico.


Angela Brannon-Baptiste, co-founder and president of the Board for It’s All About the Kids Foundation (second from the left) with GIA staff Sarah Hatfield, Carol Moffatt and Veronika Janis. Photo by Kevin Schumacher; © GIA

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit www.gia.edu.

Parq Nightclub’s Amazing Toy Drive

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Posted 12.28.2014 in News

Thank you so much to the awesome employees of San Diego Parq Nightclub and the Carlos Becerra Family ! Nearly 100 toys were donated to It’s All About the Kids Foundation. Such generosity! Mr. Potato Head, Star Wars legos, soccer balls, Disney backpacks and more! This donation put the total of toys collected OVER 1500 this year! Bags of toys were then delivered to the Serra Mesa Food Pantry and shared with Mothers and Fathers from the organization! The parents were able to choose a toy and a stocking stuffer! Thank you so much for making the holidays brighter for San Diego’s kids!

More photos CLICK HERE!

Toys From the Heart

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Posted 12.03.2014 in Programs

Toys from the Heart is a program to deliver wonderful and educational toys to children’s charities during the Holidays and All Year Long.

Good toys, books, games and software, carefully selected, can enhance and direct a child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. We are committed to providing backpacks, school supplies and educational toys to the less fortunate children of Southern California. Read more about Toys From the Heart

Difference For a Day

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Posted 12.02.2014 in Programs

Difference for a Day: We create fun activities joining teens and adults to bridge the gap of trust, build self esteem, and teach that life is limitless.

It’s All About The Kids Foundation organizes and facilitates monthly activities for the children from our Alliance Charities. The Difference for a Day mission is to build self-esteem, trust with adults, teach these wonderful children that anything in life is possible. The activities that we provide are on a monthly and sometime weekly basis. Most of our programs benefit the Toussaint Academy of Arts and Sciences and Storefront. We find that it is critical to impact these fantastic teens before they turn 18 and are dropped from traditional assistance. Our activities help create happy moments for the teens, while teaching them how to create their own happy moments and bright futures. All of our programs are led by Executive Director Angela Brannon with the help of It’s All About the Kids’ sponsors and volunteers. To volunteer for a Program, please contact Angela@ItsAllAboutTheKids.org.
Read more about Difference For a Day

Difference for a Week

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Posted 12.01.2014 in Programs

Difference for a Week: We provide cellular phones and plans,  mentors and provide care packages and other financial support to our college students.

CONGRATS to TRISHA! Trisha graduated  from SDSU on May 18 ! We are so proud of you!   She also became a Second Lieutenant in the Army !  An Officer!     Thank you to Ray Magana who sponsored her cap, grown and graduation accessories. Thank you so much! CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE!

We currently have 8 students in college that we support! Students attend Merced, UCSD, SDSU, Grossmont College and San Diego City College. We provide them with a cellphone and service, school supplies, books, bus/trolley passes and other financial needs throughout the year. When the students move into dorms or apartments, we take them shopping for bedding, towels and other necessities.  Our generous sponsor, REAL DEAL FURNITURE, provides new beds.   We send CARE PACKAGES to our out of town students. The in-town students meet with mentors.

WE HELP OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS SUCCEED!

Make A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A COLLEGE STUDENT TODAY!

ADOPT A COLLEGE STUDENT!

Monthly Donation
• $100 Donation for ONE Student
• $500 Donation for FIVE Students
• $900 Donation for NINE students

Yearly Donation
• $10,800 for NINE students

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY!

To volunteer, email Angela@itsallaboutthekids.org Read more about Difference for a Week

Difference for the World Program

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Posted 11.30.2014 in Programs

Difference for the World program began in 2011. It’s All About the Kids is just that..about Kids. The children of Baja Mexico are starving and homeless. With the help of Partner Charity, Santa Caus, It’s All About the Kids adopted Rancho El Milagro Children’s Home, Casa Estrella, Hogar Buena Vida Orphanage and Casa de Paz Orphanage. We provide blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, clothing, shoes, toiletries, school supplies, educational materials and much more.

In 2012-2013, we coordinated the donation of Pillow Pets and Life Gear Glow Sticks to all the children [no more scary nights in the dark]. We continued to donate more clothes, shoes, bedding, hygiene products and more.

In 2014, Executive Director Angela Brannon and volunteers began mission trips to Baja to visit and help orphanages. What we found was devastating. We then raised money for screens for Rancho Milagro, and provided food and clothes to Casa de Paz and La Tribu.

We continue to raise money, clothes and toys for the children. We are always in need, so please help!

To donate to this worthy program, please CLICK HERE or on the button to the right!

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