Partying for a Purpose Fundraisers

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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!

Help us send Stephanie to China!

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Help us send Stephanie to China!

Today, It’s All About the Kids received this letter from Stephanie Muñoz. Stephanie has been a stellar student and participated in It’s All about the Kids programs for the last 7 years. She has been in our college program, Difference for a Week, for her entire college career, and she has excelled. We are so proud of her! Now, she has an opportunity to teach English in China…and she needs help to buy her airplane ticket!

Please help us send her to China for a year to teach English.

Donate $25, $100..whatever you can ! Donate at www.itsallaboutthekids.org/donate
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Here is her letter….

My name is Stephanie Muñoz, a recent graduate from the University of California, Merced. I am 22 years old from San Diego, California. In May of 2015, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. I am a first generation student not only to graduate High School, but I’ve made my family really proud by earning a four year degree from the University of California system. Graduating college was always one of my biggest dreams, and it feels so good to say I’ve finally crossed that off my list.

I am a former graduate from Toussaint Academy San Diego (TASD), a program for homeless youth at risk. I resided at TASD for four years previous to coming to college. The program was my biggest support system throughout my high school years. I was always encouraged to strive to be someone successful in life by providing me with the necessary life skills that I needed to survive out in the real world. Not having the support from my immediate family allowed me to let in a new family that provided me with all the love, support and encouragement I needed to continue to believe that I can be someone great in life.

In high school I was always involved and an active member of my community. I continued stay involved throughout my four years of college I’ve had the privilege to hold several leadership positions that have allowed me to work with diverse groups of students and make long lasting relationships, not to mention great connections. One of my favorite positions I genuinely enjoyed was being a Success Mentor. This position allowed me to serve and guide first year student’s transition from high school to college serving the students as a main resource to help adapt to a new lifestyle and community. I saw this opportunity to give back and help incoming first year students have a great experience, as I was guided by a mentor my first year of college as well.

I really made sure to have a great experience at UC Merced by taking all the opportunities that were offered to me and always going for the things that I wanted. I’m always looking for opportunities for me to grow and become a successful person. Recently, I was offered an extraordinary position to go to China for a year through Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation to teach English to elementary level students. I’m immensely excited for this new opportunity. It’s such a great transition and new chapter of my life that it feels almost surreal. I’m reaching out to It’s All About The Kids Foundation [IAATKF] to help me get to China by financially assisting me in buying my airplane ticket, it’s something that I’m struggling with at the moment and that would take big weight off my shoulders. I am a motivated person that has faced many obstacles in life, but my past doesn’t define the person who I am and becoming. I ask you for your generosity and financial assistance. I will appreciate any help I can get from the bottom of my heart. I will make sure I make the best out of this experience and I’m excited to share my experience and time in China with IAATKF.

Thank you so much in advance.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Muñoz

Toy Drive in Honor of Tamir Rice

Earlier this month, It’s All About the Kids received an email from representatives from The Family of Tamir Rice. They wanted to have a toy drive in Tamir’s honor and donate the toys to our charity.

Together, we ask that you celebrate the birthday of Tamir Rice, by please purchasing a new non-violent toy in his honor.

To make a $20 donation which be used to purchase toys, please go to www.itsallaboutthekids.org/donate

To purchase a toy, please go to : www.itsallaboutthekids.org/dubli. Please open a account and save $10.

Wish list:

Lego’s
Musical Instruments
Learning Toys
Stuffed Animals
Transformers/Super Heroes
Coloring Books
Art Kits
Jewelry
Backpacks
Gift Cards

Please only non-violent toys
Please ship the toy to:
It’s All About the Kids
1595 Cactusridge St
San Diego, CA 92105d

Dubli will also donate 5% of the purchase to It’s All About the Kids.

Tamir Rice, was killed by a police officer on Nov 22, 2014 while playing in a Cleveland playground. Representatives for the Rice family contacted It’s All About the Kids Foundation and asked if the Foundation would like to receive toys from a toy drive in Tamir’s honor. It’s All About the Kids is so grateful to the Rice Family and their supporters.

This toy drive is very important to the Foundation. It’s All About the Kids Foundation’s Co-Founder, Angela Brannon-Baptiste’s brother Scott Brannon, was murdered in 2006. His case is unsolved.

Partying for a Purpose 12th Annual Champange & Purses Party July 21, 2015

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12th Annual Champagne & Purses Party
At the University Club
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7pm-10pm
Hosted by the Real Women Talk Show’s Brandee J and Kristy
To benefit It’s All about the Kids Foundation

Co-Chairs Angela Brannon-Baptiste and Christina Thomas
Hosts Krista Lombardi, Terri Bice, GinaLinn Espinoza and Lisa Vomero Inouye

Gold Sponsor:
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Arthur Q Johnson Foundation

LADIES ONLY!

TICKETS AT www.ItsAllaboutTheKids.org/tickets

Check us out on San Diego Living!

Ladies, please purchase a ticket and also bring a new or gently used purse, shoes, or jewelry. We do not need dresses this year. You will enjoy tastings from Henebery Whiskey, St Petersburg Vodka and Bare Mixers, and Etchings Expressions. The University Club will be delighting us with delicious food and desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and Brilliant Treats! Silent Auction and Raffle! All Male Staff!

Entertainment by El Watusi and IDeaL&JBreak and saxophonist Jason Whitmore!

Fashion show by BikiniGaga, Cabi and Brooke Journey with jewelry by LOVEthirteen and purses from Glam and Sassy!

The donated items will be given to the teens from the Toussaint Academy and other teens for their Prom.

Other sponsors include : V Group, Moments of Your Life Photography, JWT Photography.

US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Exposition 2015

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Exposition 2015
VIP Preview Party Thursday, Sept 3, 2015
Friday, Sept 4, 2015 11am-7pm
Saturday, Sept 5, 2015 11am-9pm – Special Night Viewing!
Sunday, Sept 6, 2015 11am-7pm
Monday, Sept 7, 2015 11am-7pm

ON-LINE TICKETS AT www.USSandSculpting.com

We’re changing the name of America’s 8th largest city between Sep. 4th and Sept. 7th, 2015. We’re calling it SAND iegoTM. Not only that, we’re building a beach high above the water, bringing 300 tons of sand to the ‘B’ Street cruise ship terminal pier, with our Big Bay on the West and downtown’s castles in the sky on the East. It’s been called the most creative atmosphere in the world. There’s nothing else like it anywhere.

World Master Sand Sculptors come from Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada, from exotic places like Latvia and Singapore, to challenge the best in the U.S. Their 3-dimensional art is astounding. You’ll fall in love with it. But you can’t take it with you. The sculptures weigh over 10 tons each and they’d ruin your lawn. So we have over 1,000 works of art that you can fall in love with, buy and take home.

Oh, and there’s live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a great view of the bay, tall ships and cannon battles….

Stop in and have an adult beverage at the Partying for a Purpose Finish Line! Beer, wine and margaritas with an amazing view of the Big Bay benefiting the It’s All About the Kids Foundation! Relax under an umbrella and enjoy the weekend !

This amazing event Supports kids educational charities:

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts
Young Audiences of San Diego /Arts for Learning
It’s All About the Kids Foundation
Maritime Museum of San Diego Education Programs

San Diego Bacon Fest supporting It’s All about the Kids Foundation

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San Diego Bacon Fest
Saturday September 5, 2015 1pm VIP and 2pm General Admission
Liberty Station

San Diego’s only International Bacon Day celebration is back! A multitude of local chefs with an affinity for bacon will be participating along with some of San Diego’s best breweries and distilleries for an afternoon that you won’t forget. Bacon Fest is an all-inclusive event. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling from every participating brewery, distillery and eatery.
This amazing event benefits It’s All about the Kids Foundation.

Get your tickets early, as this event will sell out. www.SanDiegoBaconFest.com

Properties for a Purpose

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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 http://SanDiegoRealEstateCafe.com/blog

TODD WEBB

Experience is the key to getting the best possible price and overcoming the many hurdles in a real estate transaction. I was born and have lived most of my life in San Diego giving me a deep knowledge of the local market. I have also been an active real estate investor for more than 10 years which gives me a unique perspective. My experience includes negotiating difficult short sales, REOs/foreclosure properties, probate transactions, and investment/income properties from Point Loma to Rancho Bernardo. I only work with a couple clients at a time to maintain a laser focus. As a former host and volunteer for P4AP, I pledge $500 when an It’s All about the Kids® Foundation supporter uses me to buy or sell a home.

• Member CAR, NAR, PSAR.
• UCSD Computer Science & Engineering
• Pepperdine University, Sports Medicine

Todd Webb
Realtor®
CA Lic#01847570
AHE Realty
todd@webbrg.com
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-webb/6/104/365
858-869-9322
619-342-9777 Fax

CARLOS GUTIERREZ

As a native of San Diego and a resident of Mission Beach, I first became famous for my role as the San Diego State University mascot, Monte Montezuma, for over 13 years. In 2005, I began my career as a real estate consultant. I have worked with clients all over the San Diego area and know how to manage all kinds of properties and people.

My skills and work ethic allow me to work with a wide range of clients that include first time home buyers and multi million dollar investors. With an extensive background in marketing and real estate, I continue to deliver an unmatched level of experience, enthusiasm and loyalty to each and every client. I pledge $500 for each property sold to an It’s All About the Kids® supporter!

Awards:
2013
Chairman’s Circle Platinum award by Prudential Real Estate, in recognition of his outstanding sales last year. The achievement ranks Gutierrez at the top 1 percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.
Gutierrez was also the second ranked individual agent in the brokerage’s La Jolla office for the number of homes sold in 2013, and the third ranked individual agent for his sales production. The achievement is especially impressive in light of the fact that the La Jolla office has ranked in the top five nationwide for sales volume for 14 straight years.

2014
Chairman’s Circle Platinum award for his sales performance in 2014. The achievement ranks Carlos Gutierrez at the top 1 percent of the brokerage’s vast national network of agents, and ranked No.1 in individual transactions and volume in 2014 for the north coastal San Diego Market.

Please reach Carlos at :
Carlos Gutierrez
Coldwell Banker
888 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Office 858.568.9110
www.Carlosgsd.com

Holiday Toy Drives 2014

Each year, It’s All About the Kids commits to helping our partner charities help make the holidays special for over 1500 kids.
THIS YEAR…WE DID IT AND MORE! We collected over well over 1500 toys to help kids in San Diego and Baja Mexico have a wonderful holiday!

We collected toys for our partner charities:
Christie’s Place
Euinme
Crime Victims Fund
Serra Mesa Food Pantry
Santa Caus (orphanages in Baja Mexico)

Partying for a Purpose hosts Toy Drive Parties !

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

What an amazing night! Thank you to everyone at Tilted Kilt San Diego – Downtown for an awesome evening! Thank you to our sponsors Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, Travel Set Go and La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic ! Thank you also to our generous check donors, John R Mabee of Golden Eagle Farms, Jesse Fanning of Henebery Celebrated Whiskey and Krista Lombardo of the Krista Lombardi Charity Challenge. Thank you to all our guests who brought amazing toys for our kids! Thank you also to our raffle and silent auction donors, Tilted Kilt, Sushi Deli, Fluxx, Side Bar, F6ix, Don Chido, RA Sushi, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, The Local Pacific Beach, Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics, ELiveLife, and Shoelin Kempo Arts. We raised $13,600 !

Thank you to our companies who also held toy drives!
Parq Night Club
Miller’s Field
Darian and Becky Jo’s Birthday Party
Nancy Rankin & Family
Teresa Miller
BIG BLOCK Realty
Alliant Insurance
Excelsior Academy
Peregrine
Dudek
Qualcomm, Inc
Wellness & Longevity Medical Group of La Jolla Inc.
Mojo Vapors
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
Chuck Jones Gallery
Swedenborgian Church
Emerald Connect

And Bicycles donated by:
BIA Cares Foundation, charitable arm of the Building Industry Assoc. of San Diego
and arranged by Eric Jones, Harcourts .

Interested in making a difference in 2015? Please contact Angela at itsallaboutthekids.org

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!!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEND A GIFT REQUEST
Please type GIFT in the subject line and include your full name. We will then email you your ACTIVATE CODE so you can get started saving money when you book hotels and resorts!

Also, Feel free to ask questions about It’s All about the Kids, as we will do our best to answer in a timely manner.

Thank you and remember..It’s All About the Kids!

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within 24 hours from booking. Travel Set Go will match and refund you 110% of the difference. Terms and conditions apply.*