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

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Posted 04.28.2015 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 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.  ”

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Life Skills Scavenger Hunt 2015

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Posted 04.25.2015 in News

It’s All about the Kids Foundation held it’s 11th Annual Life Skills Scavenger Hunt at the Toussaint Academy on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Teams of teens learned about banking, credit reports, apartment leasing, opening accounts, grocery shopping and even getting a cell phone. Thank you to sponsors Sprint, Your Health Insurance Advocate and Torrey Pines Bank! Thank you also to volunteers Bobbi Dupree, Aura Thielen, Amber Esparza, Annemarie Donaker-Ring, Anthony Jauregui, Carrie Jauregui and Norma Jauregui. Thank you also to Miste Fertig for helping President Angela Brannon-Baptiste prior to the event and to Mark Kim of Toussaint Academy!

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

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Posted 04.12.2015 in Fundraising Events, News

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.

Partying for a Purpose Presents Studio 54 : 11 year Anniversary Party

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Posted 04.05.2015 in News

On April 11, 2015, The Vault become Studio 54 for our party! Disco Night !
Supporters of the It’s All About the Kids celebrated the 11th anniversary of the Foundation with a great party! Guests enjoyed cocktails from St. Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey , U4rik Tequila, The Fat Cat Beer Company , Ninkasi Brewing and other spirits! Wine was from Etching Expressions!

Other wonderful sponsors include Sonima Wellness Center, Sprinkle Me Desserts, V Group , Volunteers of America, Touch of Theta Therapeutics, Trattoria Fantastico, and Pati’s Rum Cakes!

El Watusi and DJ Scott Roberts rocked the house all night long!

It’s All About the Kids also presenting the 2015 Taking Care of Business Awards to Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, the Arthur Q Johnson Foundation and Henebery Celebrated Whiskey.

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this night spectacular!

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.


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 News


WOW! What an amazing event – It’s All about the Kids is so honored to be the charity for The Mission Valley Craft Beer Festival on April 4, 2015! Thank you so much for the restaurants and breweries, spirits and other vendors who came out and spoiled 1500 guests! Stellar! It’s All About the Kids had a booth and raised money for kids programs with carnival games. Thank you to Gus Thompson and Amber and Robert Esparza for producing a fantastic event again this year! We can’t wait for San Diego Bacon Week in September!

Thank you to:

• Pushpins Media
• Energy 103.7
• Sycuan Casino
• Abnormal Beer Co.
• AleSmith
• Artifex Brewing Company
• Back Street Brewery
• Ballast Point Brewing
• Belching Beaver
• Benchmark Brewing Company
• Bootlegger’s Brewery
• Fat Cat Beer Company
• Fall Brewing Company
• Firestone Walker
• Golden Coast Mead
• Gordon BIersch
• Green Flash Brewing Co.
• Groundswell Brewing Company
• Hess Brewing
• Ironfire Brewing Company
• La Jolla Brewing Company
• Lagunitas Brewing Co.
• Left Coast Brewing
• Lightning Brewery
• Lost Abbey
• Maui Brewing Co.
• Modern Times Beer
• Nickel Beer Company
• Ninkasi Brewing Company
• Oggi’s Brewing
• PB Alehouse
• Rock Bottom Brewery
• SanTan Brewing Company
• Sierra Nevada
• Societe Brewing Company
• Stone Brewing Co.
• Stumble Foot Brewing Co.
• Thorn Street Brewery
• Twisted Manzanita Ales
• URBN Street Brewing Co
• 32 North Brewing Co
• Ace Cider
• Magners Cider
• Woodchuck Cider
• American Born Moonshine
• Deep Eddy Vodka
• Henebery Whiskey
• Kill Devil Spirit Co.
• Twisted Manzanita Spirit
• Pacific Woodfire Pizza
• PB Alehouse
• Quad AleHouse
• Sausage & Meat
• Slater’s 50/50
• Small Bar
• Table 926
• Tavern
• Toronado
• URBN Street Brewing Co
• West Coast Tavern
• Amore Cheesecakes
• Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
• Cork & Craft (VIP Session Only)
• Crazee Burger
• Farv’s Pickles
• Fast Food Catering Company
• Green Mountain Grills
• GrillFellas BBQ
• Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro
• McGregor’s Grill & Ale House
• North Park Nuttery
• O’Brien’s Pub

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

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
It’s All About the Kids Foundation
Henebery Celebrated Whiskey
Fat Cat Beer
Etching Expressions
Venga Venga
Sanctuate! Spa
Bare Mixers
Vertical Tax
Hands of an Angel
Latino Film Industry
Alliance MMA

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! In March of 2015, Professor Brandon, students and volunteer Cesar Hernandez installed the system!
In January 20, 2015, the Winter semester students were 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 were presented in March. The Spring 2015 semester’s challenges include the self sustaining garden, a mobile app and retrofitting a truck for a new project.

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 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

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 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 or (619) 519-3251

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

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
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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
CA Lic#01847570
AHE Realty
619-342-9777 Fax


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!

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.

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

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