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

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Posted 11.17.2014 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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Holiday Toy Drives 2014

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Posted 11.10.2014 in Fundraising Events, News

Please open your heart and help us!
We are collecting toys for our partner charities:
Christie’s Place
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!

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 !

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!

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!
Parking Special!
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 !

Thank you to our companies who are having toy drives!
Miller’s Field
Darian and Becky Jo’s Birthday Party
Nancy Rankin & Family
Teresa Miller
Alliant Insurance
Excelsior Academy
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

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

San Diego Bacon Fest 2014

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Posted 08.16.2014 in News

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

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

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Posted 08.15.2014 in News

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

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!

Monday Night Football & Toy Drive at Tilted Kilt Downtown – Oct 27, 2014

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Posted 08.14.2014 in News

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Tilted Kilt Downtown for Monday Night Football and our Toy Drive Kick off!

We collected new unwrapped non violent toys, held a raffle and an action.
Donors received a $100 gift card to the La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic!

Oct 27, 2014
Washington vs Dallas! Old School rivals!

Awesome raffle and auction to benefit It’s All about the Kids!
Great silent auction and raffle items:
Bottle Service at Side Bar Nightclub
Tickets to the San Diego Zombie Crawl
Gift Card to Sushi Deli 2
Gift Card and tshirt from Millers Field Pacific Beach
Massage from Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics
Kick Boxing and Martial Arts Classes from Shaolin Kempo Arts
Month of Classes at Carmel Valley Parkour
Bistro Cooking Class from Chef Christopher Gardner
Tiki Party at the Cat Eye Club
Snowboard and Backpack
Membership to the University Club Atop Symphony Towers
Tickets to the Partying For a Purpose Halloween Party
Free Pizza from Ciro’s
Signed Grateful Dead Album Cover [with Jerry Garcia's signature too!]
Gift certificates to the Tilted Kilt!
Parking Special!
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.

Tilted Kilt 301 10th Ave. Next to Petco Park

It’s All About the Kids® Hosts the 11th Annual Prom for the Toussaint Academy

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Posted 08.13.2014 in News, Programs

It’s All About the Kids® Hosts the 11th Annual Prom for the Toussaint Academy
On August 13, 2014

The fantastic teens from the Toussaint Academy enjoyed DISCO PROM, with a photo opportunity, dinner, special drinks, dancing to a live DJ and of course the crowning of the Prom Court. The prom was of no cost to the teens. In July, Partying for a Purpose hosted Champagne & Purses where women donated dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry to be donated to the girls for prom. Male supporters also donated suits, shoes and ties. To help support our prom next year, contact us! Prom is a program of the Difference for a Day Program of It’s All about the Kids®

Thank you to Sponsors:
It’s All About the Kids Foundation
Partying for a Purpose
Sprinkle Me Desserts
Arthur Q. Johnson Foundation
San Diego Limo Transfers
SOS Entertainment
Trattoria Fantastico
Coca Cola
Prospect Bar and Grill
Pretzel Crisps
DJ Mele and DJ D
Paul Mitchell School San Diego
JWT Photography

Thank you to our Makeup artists:
Lynnae Bowen, Kelly Price Noble, Portia Mango, Trinity Martinez, Francesca Wheeler, and Leah Diaz

Thank you to our volunteers:
Laurel Smith, Josh Danielson, Yapha Kimmons, Pete Aufsesser

Partying for a Purpose Presents Halloween 2014 at the University Club

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Posted 08.13.2014 in News

Partying for a Purpose Halloween Party at the University Club on October 31, 2014 was a great success!
Angela Brannon-Baptiste and Dawn Sebaugh are co-chairs of this event. Hosts include Julie Walke, Krista Lombardi and Victor Zuniga.

Check out the photos at

Video from last year’s party!

Guests were invited to spend a mischievous evening at the exclusive club. With views from the 34th floor, the club was transformed into a Haunted Penthouse! In one of the rooms, The Scorpion Den, we also celebrated Scorpio birthdays! This was an unforgettable night for a great cause that include liquor tastings, amazing appetizers from the University Club, Costume Contests, live music, a raffle, and more. Everyone enjoyed hosted tastings of Henebery Whiskey, St Petersburg Vodka, and Magnifico Giornata with devilish desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and Deanna’s Gluten Free.
Media Sponsor was FINE Magazine.
DJ Scott Roberts and DJ Matty Mac entertained and kept the guests dancing all night!

Sponsors include SOS Entertainment, V Group, Craft Beerd, Ooh Fashionista Boutique, Moments of Your Life Photography, Thompson Materials, Glamour Girlz Boutique, Herca Solar, Accessories by Saideh, Fusion Glass, Maradawn Studios and Rodan and Fields Dermatologist Skin Care. All net proceeds from this event were donated to the It’s All about the Kids® Foundation.

7th Annual Cupcake Extravaganza – July 4 – 6, 2014

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Posted 07.01.2014 in News

The year was 2008. The original Eclipse Chocolat Cafe had opened just six months prior. Independence Day weekend was quickly approaching, & Will had been dabbling in cupcakery ever since he opened his doors. Pastry was not his first passion… frankly, it’s wasn’t even his fourth, but what was a well to-do chocolate shop without a signature cake? And cakes in cups were all the rage! With enough time & experimentation surely he could perfect a recipe or two?

The first Cupcake Extravaganza saw no less than 28 exotic flavors, but arguably few were “perfected”. Maple Bacon Date? Sweet Onion Caramel? They’ve reeled it in a bit since then, but ever since the first July 4th frenzy, they’ve kept around a dozen delicious cupcake flavors in our daily rotation. When Independence Day weekend rolls around again each year, they feature a new collection of yummy cakes each filled with exotic fillings & topped with rich chocolate ganache or whipped vanilla bean swiss meringue. But Cupcake Extravaganza doesn’t stop there! The Box of Nine Cupcakes is discounted to just $20 (normally $30), & each box purchased is an entry into our Opportunity Drawing in which the lucky winner – Sarah Gilbert – won a “Year of Cupcakes”. That’s right… 365 cupcakes, at her disposal, either one box at a time or in one deliciously lump sum!

They’ve come a long way since then, baby! This year they decided to highlight the company mission to support our community by doubling down with TWO Grand Prizes! Not only will one of the guests enjoy the $1200 prize, but they will award a SECOND prize to It’s All About The Kids®, a San Diego non-profit benefiting children in need. Better yet, they have a full weekend of events all wrapped up with the promotion. THANK YOU SO MUCH ECLIPSE CHOCOLATE!

Friday, July 4th
9am-6pm Cupcake Extravaganza – it was crazy fun!

Saturday, July 5th
9am-10pm Cupcake Extravaganza
12-3pm Children’s Activity Day (family oriented crafts, games, & info booth from It’s All About The Kids®). Kids thru out the restaurant colored pictures for the Foundation to give as gifts to the kids at orphanages in Mexico.

Cupcake Happy Hour – was a blast!

Sunday, July 6th
9am-6pm Cupcake Extravaganza (Grand Prize Opportunity Drawing was at 4pm! )
The winner was Sarah Gilbert!
12-4pm Baby Goat Petting Zoo (Local farmer with baby goats to entertain cuddles & queries on sustainable farming)

Shop Amazon and Make a Difference !

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Posted 07.01.2014 in Fundraising Events, News

Do you shop online through Amazon? Want your purchases to make a difference? Well, sign up though the link below and a portion of your purchases will be donated to our charity! We can use this money for food for the orphans in Mexico, school supplies for our college students, financial literacy programs for our teens and Halloween costumes for our little ones!
Please sign up today and turn your shopping into donations!

Its All About The Kids Foundation

Tilted Kilt Mission Valley 3 Year Anniversary Party – August 15, 2014

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Posted 07.01.2014 in News

Thank you Tilted Kilt Mission Valley! It’s All About the Kids® Foundation joined hundreds of loyal customers at Tilted Kilt Mission on August 15, 2014 to celebrate Tilted Kilt’s 3rd Anniversary! Luau Style! Hosted Bacardi Mai Tais and Fat Tire beer were enjoyed along with fabulous Hawaiin food! Polynesian Dancers performed for the guests and DJ Crafted played today’s hottest music all night! The Limo and Hula contest were a blast! ! Awesome gift baskets created by Dawn Sebaugh were raffled and benefited the It’s All About the Kids® Foundation ! Thank you Tilted Kilt for always supporting our charity!

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