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. ”
Each year, It’s All About the Kids™ collects and distributes over 1500 toys to kids in San Diego and Baja Mexico! Please join us and make the holidays special for our kids! Check out our cool Video Press Release!
Help support our charity and our Holiday Party for Kids on December 14, 2013! Click on DONATE TODAY!
Sponsorship Levels: SILVER – donate $250
Donors will receive:
•Your name/company name will appear on our websites
•Your name/company name will appear In an Email to over 15,000 supporters of both charities
•Your name/company name will appear on our social media [Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn]
•Your name/company name will be printed in the program
•Recognition at the event
GOLD – donate $500
Donors will receive:
•Your name/company name and logo will appear on our websites
•Your name/company name and logo will appear In an Email to over 15,000 supporters of both charities
•Your name/company name and logo will appear on our social media [Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn]
•Your name/company name will be printed in the program
•Recognition at the event
It takes less than 3 minutes to donate!
Want to have a toy drive at your office? Want to Adopt a Family? CLICK HERE to Email Angela!
OFFICIAL DROP OFF LOCATIONS!
USE Credit Union in La Mesa -8697 La Mesa Blvd (at Glen St) La Mesa, CA 91941 - November 1-December 1
Real Deal Furniture & Mattress – 8841 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92123 – November 1 – December 15
Chuck Jones Gallery – 232 5th Ave (between L St & K St) San Diego, CA 92101 – November 10 – December 13
Groom The Salon – 1136 7th Ave [between C St and B St ] San Diego, CA 92101 – November 10- December 15
Paul Mitchell The School San Diego 410 A Street Downtown San Diego, CA 92101 – November 10 – December 15
Miller’s Field 4465 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 – November 18 – December 18
Flippin’ Pizza – all locations ! Donate a toy and get a FREE slice! www.flippinpizza.com – November 25 – December 11
Ooh Fashionista Boutique- 111 Chesterfield Dr. Suite 117, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007 – November 15-December 8
Taste & Thirst – 714 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 – December 1 – December 20 – bring a toy and get a free shot!
Solterra Winery & Kitchen – 934 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 – November 30 – December 17
November 29, 2013 7pm-10pm – Partying for a Purpose Holiday Toy Drive and KICK OFF Party at the Cat Eye Club ! CLICK HERE FOR INFO!
December 4, 2013 7pm-10pm Alexander Salazar Fine Art, The Scuitto Team at FirstCal, State Farm Jason Smith and Partying for a Purpose present the 5th Annual Toy Drive and Party at the White Box Contemporary CLICK HERE FOR INFO!
Dec 15, 2013 5pm-19pm Peter Herlan’s Parade of Lights and Toy Drive
Dec 19, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm Young Executive Council Naughty or Nice Party at the University Club with a Toy Drive for the It’s All About the Kids™ Foundation
Dec 23, 2013 5:30pm-9:00pm Monday Night Football and Toy Drive at Tilted Kilt Downtown CLICK HERE FOR INFO!
Want to donate to our auctions and raffles and promote your company to over 8000 supporters? CLICK HERE to Email Angela!
Sponsors for the Parties include St Petersburg Vodka, X.B Sex on the Beach, Etchings Expressions, Bobby Martins, Kristy Salazar, Good Head Beer, Trattoria Fantastico, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Sprinkle Me Desserts, V Group, Big Block Realty, Internet Titans, Moments of Your Life Photography, Coastal Networking Group, Belly Up, Loud Media, Coca Cola, DJ Scott Roberts, UBER, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Belloccio Airbrush Makeup, Kamikaze 7, Meze Restaurant, Please & Thank You Liquor Bar, Sunnyside Physical Therapy, King of Happy Hour, Pretzel Crisps, Side Bar, Sushi Deli and The Agency San Diego.
100% of the toys and proceeds will be donated to the It’s All About the Kids™ Foundation. Partner charities include Christie’s Place, Euinme, Crime Victims Fund, Trevor’s Toy Box, Toussaint Academy San Diego, Serra Mesa Food Bank, and Storefront and Takewing, programs of San Diego Youth Services. In Baja Mexico, the Foundation also supports Rancho El Milagro Children’s Home, Hogar Buena Vida Orphanage and Casa de Paz Orphanage.
Partying for a Purpose Halloween Party at the University Club
To benefit the It’s All about the Kids Foundation
October 25, 2013
Co-Chairs : Angela Brannon and Iveta Niederle
Bobby and Sheryl Martins
Evangelina and Kel Marshall
Kelly and Dan Keyes
Theresa Dimapilis and Pete Aufsesser
San Diego Funding
The Agency San Diego
Moments of Your Life Photography
Mattson Co San Diego’s Estate Liquidation & Thrift Store
San Diego DJ and Video and Fresh Cut Flowers
Media Sponsor: San Diego Magazine
The 34th floor University Club was transformed into a Haunted Penthouse! What an amazing night!
From 8pm-9pm guests enjoyed Complimentary Tastings of
St Petersburg Vodka
X.B Sex on the Beach
Dos Armadillos Tequila
And Enjoy Ghoulish Appetizers and Desserts All Night From
The University Club
Charitable Organic Sweet
XOCAI Healthy Chocolate – “Healthy Chocolate™ Tasting Bar”
Sprinkle Me Desserts
Thank you to San Diego’s favorites
DJ Scott Roberts
DJ Jason Scott
Drummer Mark DeMascole who ROCKED the party all night!
The Costume Contest was a blast with the Couples prize going to three ladies dressed as: Rock-Paper-Scissors and the Individual prize going to a guest dressed as Marty the Zebra from Madagascar. Please check out all the photos at: www.momentsofyourlifephotography.com
Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors!
AUCTION ITEMS! Worth Over $45,000 in value!
F.I.T. Genetic Test from Pathway Genomics Analyzes over 75 genetic markers known to impact metabolism, exercise and energy use within the human body
Pacific Nature Tours
Ooh Fashionista suitcase full of items
Side Bar VIP Bottle Service for  guests
Chef Brad HIghtow creates a special dinner for 4 at the University Club
University Club Initiation Membership and Lunch for 2
Hard Rock Hotel 702 Bottle Service and  guests
Hard Rock Hotel One Night’s Stay
Gift Card for Ciro’s Pizza
Prospect in La Jolla Gift Card
Tommy V’s in Carlsbad Gift Card
F6ix VIP Bottle Service for  guests
Eddie Vs Gift Card
Padres Jersey signed by Carlos Quentin
Padres bat signed by Cameron Maybin
Padres ball signed by Huston Street
Autographed Memorabilia From Charity Fundraising Packages
Thank you to our car services for getting everyone home safely!
Youngest Fundraiser Sage Weiss, age 3, Raises Over $1500
Operation Birthday Cake Campaign Continues
SanDiego, CA. September 26, 2013. It’s All About the Kids Foundation™ is proud to announce Operation Birthday Cake Fundraising Campaign’s youngest fundraiser is Sage Weiss, age 3. Sage Weiss, daughter of It’s All about the Kids Foundation™ volunteer Kristen Weiss, decided helping less fortunate kids was better than getting more toys and presents. For her 3rd birthday this year, Kristen created the online fundraising page for her daughter, sent out emails, posted on social media and made phone calls to family and friends asking them to donate to the It’s All About the Kids Foundation™. Her goal was to raise $750 and donations currently total more than double at$1515. And more donations still coming in from generous family members and friends.
“Some kids don’t have anything so I am sharing my birthday with them. I like to share. I don’t need so many toys. I have my favorite Elmo and Thomas the Train,” said Sage. “Mommy tells me to help other kids because I already have the things that I need.” Her fundraising page is: http://www.crowdrise.com/SageOperationBirthdayCake
“Nothing beats the feeling you get by giving back to others in need. As a mother, I’m instilling in my daughter at a very young age the importance of volunteering your time and giving back to less fortunate children in need,” said Kristen Weiss. “Our world is too consumed with things that don’t matter and if we can teach our younger generation to give back, our world would be such a happiest place to live in and imagine all the smiles you can put on other children’s faces.”
“It’s All about the Kids Foundation™ encourages everyone to join Sage and Operation Birthday Cake by creating a personal page on the fundraising site, http://www.crowdrise.com/OperationBirthdayCake . My goal has always been to start of generation of ‘givers’ when they are young, but Sage’s generosity has far exceeded all expectations!” said Co-Founder and President of the Board, Angela Brannon.
Created in 2012 by It’s All About the Kids Foundation™’s supporters Mark Barneburg and Lisa Kogan, Operation Birthday Cake is an online fundraising campaign where supporters ask for donations to It’s All About the Kids Foundation™ instead of gifts for their birthday. In 2012, these two generous adults raised money online and also had a toy drive, raising over $1500 and collecting over 50 toys for the Charity. Other supporters help raise over $1500, including $500 from Kristen Weiss’s campaign.
It’s All About the Kids Foundation is a 501 c non profit organization that creates and provides new and innovative programs and services to benefit children’s charities and enhances the lives of less fortunate children and those in need. They help kids SUCCEED! They serve over 1000 children that are impacted by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, neglect, abuse and crime in Southern California and Baja Mexico. www.ItsAllAboutTheKids.org
To view the press release online, please CLICK HERE.
On July 16, 2013, The It’s All About the Kids Foundation presented the 10th Prom for the Toussaint Academy at the prestigious University Club. The teens enjoyed the Prom of a lifetime with panoramic views from the 34th floor. With delicious food from the University Club, drinks from Coca-Cola and Hubert’s Lemonade and desserts from volunteers and Sprinkle Me Desserts, the teens had a marvelous time. They also enjoyed roulette and blackjack from Elegant Casino Events and won prizes that included tickets to a Padre Game and Total Combat Paintball. Thank you to the Partying for a Purpose volunteers who made the night a success. The teens posed for photos at the Moments of Your Life Photo Op and danced the night away to music from DJ Jason Scott. The teens arrived and departed in limos from San Diego Limo Transfer and San Diego Limo Services. The theme was Roarin’ 1020′s, so thank you to Ben DeLuca and Christy’s Hats for proving Fedoras for all the boys. The dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry were donated by the supporters of the It’s All about the Kids Foundation at the 10th Champagne & Purses Party and suits donated at the Suit & Tie Donation Party. Thank you to the stylists at Groom the Salon – Freddy, Laura, Megan and Jenni and makeup artists Emma, Sara, Kelly, Mimi and Romina for doing hair and makeup for our girls!
Taste & Thirst, located in the Gaslamp has been a supporter of It’s All About the Kids since they opened their doors..and their hearts. Their delicious food and fabulous drinks [including bottomless mimosas] along with tons of flatscreen tv’s showing sports and a patio to watch the sights in the Gaslamp! From toy drives to cooking holiday meals for our Holiday Party for Kids, the Taste & Thirst Family has truly been all about helping our community!
Taste and Thirst hosted the first of its Monthly “Make a Difference Campaign” beginning July 1, 2013. All Month, 20% of the price of special menu and drink items will be donated to It’s All About the Kids Foundation. They also hosted a party on July 26, 2013, where 20% of the night’s sales were donated and there was a great raffle! In all, Taste & Thirst generously donated $400 and guests donated $150!
“I’ve known Angela for years and have always respected her greatly for the passion she has for the It’s All About the Kids Foundation. What she’s doing for those kids is awesome and that’s why I’m so excited to partner with her and make this event a huge success!” said Rodney Daylamy of Taste & Thirst.
“It’s All About the Kids is so excited to be the first charity chosen to receive such generosity!” said Angela Brannon, Co-Founder and President of the Board of It’s All About the Kids Foundation. “Taste & Thirst and the Daylamy family have been generous sponsors for many years. We are so grateful! The economy has hit our charity very hard and the funds raised are needed to help our KIDS SUCCEED!”
Location: Downtown San Diego on Harbor Drive at the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier.
Each year, The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge is an invitational competition between 10 Master sculptors from around the world. In addition, there are head-to-head battle between the team who won 9 of the last 10 U.S. Open Championships in Imperial Beach. Thank you to the Challenge for the $250 donation to our charity!
In addition to sand, The Dimensional Art Exposition features exhibits by leading artists who work in metal, glass, resin, wood, clay, leather, fabric, gemstones and more. What’s more, people can purchase their work and take it home! While the U.S. Sand Sculpting, the Dimensional Art Exposition is a juried show amongst artists of virtually all media. (Interested artists should visit the website below for more information and application.)
This event included entertainment for the whole family, including food and drink, music and dance. For kids, there was a huge sandbox, storytellers, pirates, magicians and all kinds of activities. The event benefits several charities, including It’s All about the Kids Foundation. We can’t wait for next year!
Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest AKA San Diego Bacon Fest
On International Bacon Day
Saturday, August 31, 2013
At NTC Park – Preble Field
Point Loma – San Diego, CA
What an incredible day! Bacon, bacon and more bacon! Over 30 restaurants and 30 breweries shared their best with over 3000 baconatics..all to support the It’s All about the Kids Foundation. What did you miss? Fantastic entertainment and fun in the sun! Thank you to our fantastic Partying for a Purpose volunteers and special guests Brian Olea of Playboy Radio and the Playboy Mansion and Seanie Clark who rocked the It’s All About the Kids booth by serving up Bacon Vodka Bloody Marys! More Photos and video coming soon!
What an exciting day! Seaworld invited the It’s All About the Kdis Foundation to a the final private dress rehearsal for Madagascar LIVE!, the new show ! So, we invited kids from Christie’s Place, St. Vincent De Paul’s Village and other special kids. We had the best time! Seaworld invited us to stay so we got to see polar bears, seals, whales and more! And had a blast on the rollercoasters!
THE MADAGASCAR LIVE SHOW IS A MUST SEE ! IT ROCKS!
Thank you, Seaworld, for inviting us! WE LOVE SEAWORLD!