Toys From the Heart
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
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
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.
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• $500 Donation for FIVE Students
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To volunteer, email Angela@itsallaboutthekids.org Read more about Difference for a Week
Difference for the World Program
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!
Partying for a Purpose Fundraisers
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
It’s All About the Kids Named #2 Children’s Charity in San Diego
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.
Holiday Toy Drives 2014
WE NEED TOYS!
Please open your heart and help us!
We are collecting toys for our partner charities:
Crime Victims Fund
Serra Mesa Food Pantry
Santa Caus (orphanages in Baja Mexico)
Toy Drive drop off locations!
Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Ave, Gaslamp, San Diego, CA Open daily 11-6
BIG BLOCK Realty – 2820 Camino Del Rio S Suite 314, San Diego, California open Monday thru Friday, 10-5
Millers Field Pacific Beach- 4465 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 Dec 1 – 19, 2014 open 11am-2am
Nov 23, 2014 1pm-5pm
Ooh Fashionista Boutique Toy Drive and Shopping Party
111 Chesterfield Dr Suite 117, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007
Thank you so much to our hosts Wendy, Kristy and Hortencia!
Thanks to the generous donors who brought a toy!
Thank you to sponsor Travel Set Go (value $99).
Thank you to Xtchings Expressions for the great wine!
20% of each purchase will be donated to our charity!!
Dec 4, 2014 7pm-9pm
Partying for a Purpose Toy Drive at The Blind Burro
639 J St, San Diego,CA 92101
What a fun night at The Blind Burro! Guests donated a car load of toys and we raised $400 in cash for gift cards! Thank you to The Blind Burro for the awesome tacos, margaritas Tecate. Thank you to our sponsor Travel Set Go! Thank you to raffle donors, The Local Pacific Beach, St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Whiskey and Etchings Expressions. Thank you Santa for stopping by!
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!
Dec 5, 2014 6pm-9pm
Hard Rock Float
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
2014 Client Appreciation Party hosted by O’Byrne Team and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
Fun night at Float! Thank you to Seth O’Byrne and donors who brought toys or donated money!
Dec 9, 2014 7pm-10pm
RA Sushi Ugly Holiday Sweater Toy Drive
The Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party was a great success with a car load of toys and over $300 for gift cards! The sweaters were awesome with Josh Diaz taking home the top prize of a $50 RA Sushi Gift certificate! Thank you to RA Sushi, Travel Set Go, and raffle donors Christys’ Hats, St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Whiskey, Etching Expressions, The Local Pacific Beach and Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics. Even Santa and his Elves stopped by! CLICK HERE for the awesome photos!
Dec 11, 2014 5:30pm-9pm
Big Block Realty Holiday Party! Thank you so much Big Block Realty! The office was packed with generous donors who brought 2 car loads of toys and almost $500 in cash for gift cards! Thank you to Santa for coming to the party for photos and spread cheer. Thank you to sponsors Ninkasi Brewing, St Petersburg Vodka, Trattoria Fantastico and Henebery Celebrated Whiskey. Thank you to our raffle donors: Scuitto Team, Big Block Realty, St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, Etchings Expressions, The Local Pacific Beach, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Sushi Deli and RA Sushi. The highlight of the night was when Big Block Realty gave a Mercedes Benz away – an amazing year’s lease !
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!
Dec 14, 2014 3pm-8pm
Bourbon Street 4612 Park Blvd, San Diego
Holiday Toy Drive!
What an amazing Sunday Funday at Bourbon Street! Thank you to Javier, Gardenia and their staff for making this happen! Thank you to DJ’s : Cris Herrera, Chad Fortin, Joe Pea, Ivan Gregory, Uriah West, and Matthew Brian – you had us dancing all afternoon, into the night! The playpen filled up with toys and guests enjoyed Otter Pop and Candied Apple Shots featuring St Petersburg Vodka!
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!
Dec 22, 2014 6pm-9pm
Tilted Kilt Downtown Monday Night Football and Toy Drive
310 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Bring a new unwrapped non violent toy!
And because the Tilted Kilt believes in good karma, you will receive $5 Kilt Kash when you donate a toy! And a free membership to Travel Set Go [value $99] and other special offers!
Awesome raffle and auction to benefit It’s All about the Kids!
When Guests spend $20 on Food or Drinks they will get a discounted
validation to park at the parking garage next to the Tilted Kilt!
Entry ticket needs to be time stamped for 5pm or later to be valid.
Want to have a toy drive at your business? Please send an email to : angela at itsallaboutthekids.org !
Thank you to our companies who are having toy drives!
Darian and Becky Jo’s Birthday Party
Nancy Rankin & Family
BIG BLOCK Realty
Wellness & Longevity Medical Group of La Jolla Inc.
GIA – Gemological Institute of America
Synergy Corporate Housing
Fire & Rescue Team, City of San Diego
Pure Financial Advisers
So Cal Lady Elves
Evolution Nutrition & Athletics
And Bicycles donated by:
BIA Cares Foundation, charitable arm of the Building Industry Assoc. of San Diego
and arranged by Eric Jones, Harcourts .
Redeem Your Free Gift
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our 2014 Toy Drive! Over 1500 kids’ holidays will be better because of your generosity!
As a special gift, Partying for a Purpose and Travel Set Go Travel Set Go, are offering COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIPS to TRAVEL SET GO!
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Please contact us if you would like to receive your gift, your complimentary membership to TRAVEL SET GO!!
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Thank you and remember..It’s All About the Kids!
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San Diego Bacon Fest 2014
San Diego Bacon Week ! It’s All About the Kids® Foundation is proud to be the charity for Bacon Week!
San Diego Bacon Week kicked off with Bacon Jam on Sunday, August 24th and continued throughout the entire week with special events until the best day ever was upon us, International Bacon Day and The Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest.
Here was the amazing week of events! For more details, go to www.sdbaconfest.com
SUNDAY, August 24th
Bacon Jam – Details To Be Announced
MONDAY, August 25th
Bacon Moonshine Release Party at Kill Devil Spirit Co.
TUESDAY, August 26th
Bacon Feast at The Promiscuous Fork
WEDNESDAY, August 27th
Kevin’s Bacon Ale Release Party at Helms Brewing
THURSDAY, August 28th
Bacon Takeover at Bub’s at the Ballpark + The Blind Burro + Southpaw Social Club
FRIDAY, August 29th
International Bacon Film Festival at The USS Midway Museum
The 2nd Annual International Bacon Film Fest was awesome. An evening devoted to bacon showcasing short films about the greatest piece of meat known to man. Bacon. In an effort to show bacon the respect it deserves, we found on the flight deck of the historical USS Midway Museum aircraft carrier! WHAT an amazing venue, the short documentaries were great and The Routine tore it up! And yes, Bacon…bacon wrapped hot dogs, Bacon cheeseburger sliders, bacon mac and cheese, with Hormel Black Label Chocolate or Maple bacon on a stick! yep..that was the menu!
SATURDAY, August 30th
Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest at Liberty Station
What a top notch event! The Routine kicked off the day at 1pm for the VIP guests who snacked on the bacon dishes and tasted awesome craft beer and spirits! The day continued with Cruz and 40oz to Freedom along with carnival games and even…a dunk the vegetarian booth. Thank you to organizers Gus Thompson, Robert and Amber Esparza and all the sponsors for making this the best festival of the summer. Can’t wait for 2015. Mark you calendars now.
Henebery Charity Golf Classic – September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014 was the Inaugural Henebery Charity Golf Classic at the beautiful La Jolla Country Club. In staying with our founding principle of “Dare Maxima Virtus” or “Giving is the Greatest Virtue” we is donating all proceeds to a host of great causes. It’s All about the Kids® is one of the benefiting charities!
More info www.heneberyevents.com
Golfers enjoyed golf at the prestigious La Jolla Country Club Course, a goodie bag, a boxed lunch, opportunities to win great prizes, and an awards dinner and auction at La Jolla Country Club. First 30 signups were entered into a raffle to win a case of San Diego’s finest; Henebery Whiskey!