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

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Posted 02.04.2015 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 Presents Studio 54 : 11 year Anniversary Party

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Posted 02.03.2015 in Fundraising Events, News

Partying For a Purpose presents
Studio 54
the 11th Anniversary Party for It’s All About the Kids Foundation.

THIS EVENT IS INVITATION ONLY.

Join us on April 11, 2015 from 8pm-12am at The Vault which will become Studio 54 for our party! Disco Night !
Enjoy cocktails from St. Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey, The Fat Cat Beer Company and other spirits! Wine from Etching Expressions!

Delicious food and desserts!

Other sponsors include Sonima Wellness Center, Sprinkle Me Desserts. Moments of Your Life ~ Photography sm, V Group and Pati’s Rum Cakes!

Entertainment by El Watusi, DJ Scott Roberts and drummer Mark DeMascole.

It’s All About the Kids will also be presenting the 2015 Taking Care of Business Awards!

Attire: Disco Dance Contest with Prizes! Auction! Raffle!

Invitation Only. To be considered for this event, please email Angela at itsallaboutthekids.org .

Donations will be accepted at the door [cash and Check] Donations by credit card can be made in advance at www.itsallaboutthekids.org/donate

Chocolate for Water at Eclipse Chocolate

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Posted 01.28.2015 in News

Partying for a Purpose

Chocolate for Water at Eclipse Chocolate
March 13, 2015 7pm-10pm

This event supported our Clean Water Project in Mexico! It’s All about the Kids is provided and installed a water filtration system designed by engineering students at UCSD, provided Rachel PI software, cut all the children’s hair and provided photos of each child. Lastly, volunteers cooked lunch for the kids at the Rancho Milagro Orphanage in Baja Mexico. For photos, CLICK HERE!

Guests enjoyed a welcome glass of Champagne from Etchings Expressions. Then, Will of Eclipse Chocolate presented a three way tasting! Two tastings with chocolate, beer and cheese, and one tasting with chocolate, wine and cheese! And Will, Daniel and Donna at Eclipse Chocolate also wowed guests with culinary delights before the tasting!

Champagne & Wine from Etching Expressions!
Beer from Ninkasi Brewing and Fat Cat Beer.
100% was donated to It’s All about the Kids Foundation.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOS!

http://www.itsallaboutthekids.org
http://www.partyingforapurpose.com
http://www.eclipsechocolate.com
http://www.etchingexpressions.com
http://www.ninkasibrewing.com
http://www.fatcatbeers.com

ECLIPSE CHOCOLATE:
2145 Fern St
San Diego, CA 92104

Viejas Arena makes a difference!

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Posted 01.27.2015 in News

Thank you Jessica Harris and Viejas Arena for donating BOXES of bags filled with awesome toiletry items to our charity It’s All About the Kids Foundation!

There are boxes and boxes full! We will have enough to provide to our teens at charities here in San Diego and in orphanages in Mexico! And we just received an email from a new orphanage in Tijuana yesterday and they specifically asked for hygiene products! Thank you over and over! We can’t wait to deliver them!

Can’t wait to see what other fun donations come from the great events at the Viejas Arena! THANK YOU !

Mission Valley Craft Beer Festival Supports It’s All about the Kids!

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Posted 01.26.2015 in Fundraising Events, News

BIGGER. BETTER. LOCAL.

Mission Valley Craft Beer Festival
Benefiting It’s All about the Kids

SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH
QUALCOMM STADIUM
12:00PM – 5:00PM

San Diego’s premier beer and food event is back! A multitude of local breweries and distilleries will be participating along with some of San Diego’s best chefs for an afternoon that you won’t forget. MVCBF is an all-inclusive event. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling from every participating brewery, distillery and eatery. We will be adding more participants for you to enjoy!
And this amazing event supports It’s All about the Kids!

Tickets at list of breweries and eateries : www.mvcbf.com

Must be 21+ years of age.

SD Chamber of Commerce Business After Five Mixer at Total Combat Paintball

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Posted 01.10.2015 in News

Total Combat Paintball
&
It’s All about the Kids Foundation
Host the SD Chamber of Commerce
Business After Five Mixer

Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015


It’s All About the Kids is honored to join
Total Combat Paintball to host the
San Diego Chamber of Commerce Business After Five Mixer held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What better way to cap off the Chamber’s 30-day Get Fit Challenge than to have some paintball fun?
Guests mixed and mingled at Total Combat Paintball for the Business After Five Mixer and learn how to spice up your fitness routine
by mixing in different activities like paintball.
Food, drinks, tastings and more!

This was San Diego’s premier professional networking mixer with over 360 attendees!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOS Thank you to Moments of Your Life Photography for the great photos!

Thank you to Sponsors:

Total Combat Paintball
San Diego Chamber of Commerce
ESET Internet Security
Blue Shield of California
Qualcomm
It’s All About the Kids Foundation
Henebery Celebrated Whiskey
Fat Cat Beer
Etching Expressions
Venga Venga
Sanctuate! Spa
Aflac
Bare Mixers
IRepair
Vertical Tax
Hands of an Angel
BikiniGaga
US ARMY
UFC GYM
Latino Film Industry
Alliance MMA

Location:
Total Combat Paintball
1699 Main Street
San Diego, CA, 92113

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 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 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!

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