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

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Posted 07.02.2014 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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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)

OOH Fashionista Boutique Monthly Shopping Party

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Posted 07.01.2014 in Fundraising Events, News

OOH Fashionista Boutique Monthly Shopping Party to benefit It’s All About the Kids® Foundation

For June and July! Go shopping and let the stylist at OOH Fashionista know that you are a supporter of It’s All About the Kids Foundation! Ask her to take a photo of you in your new outfit and post on Facebook! 20% will be donated to It’s All About the Kids!

. 100% of the proceeds will go to help orphanages in Baja Mexico. The money will go towards food, medical supplies, and even running water!

Everything in the boutique is UNDER $50! Clothes, jewelry, purses and more!


Hours: Friday 10-7, Saturday/Sunday 10-5

OOH Fashionista Boutique
111 Chesterfield Dr. Suite 117, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007

THANK YOU Hortencia Moore!

Jumping to help kids succeed!

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Posted 06.30.2014 in News

What a crazy day! We showed how much we love our charity! We jumped off of a platform onto a huge inflatable! We jumped 32′ !
This was for Dare Me 4 Charity, a tv show that will air this fall! So stay tuned!
For photos, go to:

Champagne & Purses 2014 – July 15, 2014

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Posted 06.29.2014 in News

Partying for a Purpose’s
11th Annual Champagne & Purses
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
University Club Atop Symphony Towers

Hosted by:
Angela Brannon
Gwendolyn Sneed
Kristy Salazar
Dawn Hough Sebaugh
Maura Emerick
Christina Thomas
Dita Diaz
Theresa Dimapilis
Hortencia Moore

WOW…What an incredible night! San Diego Ladies enjoyed complimentary appetizers from the University Club and desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and COS Charitable Organic Sweet!
There was also Hosted tasting from Henebery Whiskey and St. Petersburg Vodka along with Magnifico Giornata Champagne!

The Fashion show by OOH Fashionista Boutique with shoes from Fibi & Clo was amazing!
Thank you to stylists :
Lisa Wintersdorff
Dawn Olmsted
Amanda Hines
Sara OCampo- Esparza
Gizelle Lukach Murrieta
Paige Serrano
Samantha Fischer

Media Sponsor: FINE Magazine. Thank you so much Heather Winfield! For Photos, CLICK HERE!

Sponsors also include Moments of Your Life Photography, JWT Photography, Robert O’Neill Photography and V Group.

The Romance Tv Series filmed at the party!

Thank you to our new auction company – Galabid! Guests bid on items from their cell phones!

Thank you to donors:
Side Bar
Pati’s Rum Cakes
Deja Vu Love Boutique
San Diego Bacon Fest
Hess Fest
Chef Christopher Gardner
OOH Fashionista Boutique
Don Chido
Chef Jeff Rottinghaus of Seasons 52
Moments of Your Life Photography
Dave Dickey
Fibi & Clo
Shaolin Kempo Arts
Carmel Valley Parkour
Pacific Nature Tours
The Blind Burro
Bub’s at the Ballpark
Southpaw Social Club
Cat Eye Club
Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics Massage
Pete Aufsesser
Henebery Whiskey
Wonderland Ocean Pub

All ladies were asked to bring a new or gently used dress, shoes, jewelry or purse to be donated to high school girls for Prom. Gorgeous items were donated and filled the hallway of the University Club! Thousands of dollars worth of gorgeous items were donated and filled the hallway of the University Club! After the event, the items were taken to the Toussaint Academy, where they were sorted and displayed for the teens to choose. The young ladies choose based on their grades. The best grades choose first. They receive shoes, a dress, jewelry and a purse.

Thank you to our fantastic Entertainers!
El Watusi
DJ Jason Scott
DJ Scott Roberts
Jason Whitmore on Sax
Mark DeMascole on Drums

The Event, produced by Partying for a Purpose, benefited the It’s All About the Kids® Foundation. The monies raised will be used for the 2014 Prom for the Toussaint Academy. The Disco Prom will be held on August 13, 2014. All students from the Academy will attend and enjoy this fun night. The Foundation and Toussaint host the annual event.

For photos of this year’s party, please go to:

Hess Fest – hosted by Mike Hess Brewing Co. July 19, 2014

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Posted 06.28.2014 in News

What a blast the Hess Fest was! July 19, 2014, It’s All about the Kids helped Mike Hess Brewing Co celebrate their 4 year anniversary.

General Session tickets included unlimited samples from 30 different beers and food tasters (4 total) from any of the participating eateries. Full size portions were also available for purchase.

VIP Session tickets also included access to a private Collaboration Cask Session. Participating breweries will be given the opportunity to put a twist on Hess Brewing’s Grazias creating a very limited and exclusive blend. With Hess Brewing having three different casks of their own, there were 9 casks to enjoy!

For photos, CLICK HERE!

Thank you to the BREWERIES
AleSmith Brewing Company
Coronado Brewing Company
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Mike Hess Brewing Company North Park
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
Mother Earth Brew Co.
Rip Current Brewing
SanTan Brewing Company
Societe Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.

AleSmith Brewing Co
Coronado Brewing
Karl Strauss Brewing Co
Mission Brewery
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
Mother Earth Brew Co.
Brian Trout – QUAFF
Stone Brewing Co.

Thank you to the EATERIES
Coin-Op Game Room
Crazee Burger
O’Brien’s Pub
Sicilian Thing Pizza
Slater’s 50/50
Toronado San Diego
Urbn Coal Fired Pizza
Waypoint Public

Design Sunday – July 27, 2014 3pm-7pm

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Posted 06.27.2014 in Fundraising Events, News

DESIGN SUNDAY presented by Maradawn Studios and Pacific Crest Interiors to benefit It’s All about the Kids® Foundation.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 3pm-7pm
at Pacific Crest Interiors – 9340 Dowdy Dr Suite 101 San Diego, California 92126
Join us us for an afternoon of music, food, beer tasting and the best in home decor.
Media Sponsor: Luxe Magazine

THE FIRST 50 GUESTS RECEIVE A $50 Gift Card to Travel Set Go and a $100 gift card to La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic !

Sponsors include:
Maradawn Studios
Pacific Crest Interiors
Partying for a Purpose
Herca Solar
Fusion Glass
Unique Accessories by Lila and Saideh
Thompson Building Materials
V Group
Touch of Theta Massage Therapeutics
Craft Beerd

Raffle with Great Prize Baskets!
Arts and Crafts for the kids!
Booths with the best in home decor!

Beer Tasting from Fat Cat Beer Company
Tacos la Mezcla Food Truck

100% of the proceeds will be donated to It’s All about the Kids® Foundation

For sponsorships or vendor booths, contact Dawn Sebaugh or Angela Brannon

Painting: Canyon Sunset by Dawn Sebaugh

San Diego Bacon Fest 2014

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Posted 06.25.2014 in Fundraising Events, News

San Diego Bacon Week ! Please join us ! It’s All About the Kids® Foundation is proud to be the charity for Bacon Week!

Request your vacation time now! San Diego Bacon Week kicks off with Bacon Jam (hint: live music) on Sunday, August 24th and continues throughout the entire week with special events until the best day ever is upon us, International Bacon Day and The Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest.

Here is the amazing week of events!

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
Bacon Fest

The 2nd Annual International Bacon Film Fest is sure to not disappoint. 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! A premium open bar and bacon appetizers will be served. Tickets are $40 and extremely limited. Your ticket includes museum admission. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

SATURDAY, August 30th

Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest at Liberty Station

VIP ticketholders are not only granted entrance an hour earlier to Bacon Fest, but are also given a kick ass Brew Caddy like the one in the picture below. It holds your beer while you stuff your face with bacon concoctions that are obviously sent from up above.
Are you a multi-tasker? Have no problems holding a beer while shoving food in your mouth? Then the General Admission ticket is perfect for you! Your all inclusive ticket includes all food and beverage samples. Entrance at 2:00PM.


Join the University Club!

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Posted 06.06.2014 in News

As you may know, the University Club is the preeminent private business and social club in San Diego with a rich history dating back to 1909. The Club ‘reinvented’ the Clubhouse that over looks the city in 2010 to provide a high-class environment for Club members to Work, Meet, Host, Network, Play and Dine. The Club continues to deliver innovative programs and offerings that Members enjoy; everything from Wine Dinners to Business Forums and Distinguished Speakers Series, Hiking Outings to Arts Receptions, Black Tie Events to Tailgate Socials.

In partnership with the University Club, we are thrilled to extend this special invitation to join the University Club and the Club will HONOR a $500 contribution to It’s All About the Kids® Foundation to satisfy the standard $1000 University Club Initiation. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. This opportunity is only available for a short time. Yes…that’s right, donate $500 to our charity and your initiation fee is waived!

And as members you also receive a
• DINE: Lunch for Two
• HOST: Power Breakfast for Two
• TASTE: Wine Flight for Two
• NETWORK: Distinguished Speaker Series for Two
• INSPIRE: Charity & Wine for Two
• SNACK: Apollo Room Item of Choice
• CELEBRATE: Champagne Toast at your Private Event
• SIP: Complimentary Cocktail
• PLAY: 2-for-1 Round of Golf at Morgan Run
• SWING: Complimentary Swing Analysis at Shadowridge
• EAT: Complimentary Entrée at Center Club in Orange County
• TAKE 2: City Club LA, second cocktail on the house

To find out more about this wonderful opportunity, email Angela at

Free Screening of “Legends of The Knight” Saturday May 10, 2014

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Posted 05.01.2014 in News

CMR114 Productions hosting a screening of “Legends of the Knight” a Batman story at the newly re-open Ken Theater on
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:30am.

The screening benefited “It’s all about the kids”. The second BEST children’s charity! Helping over 1500 kids in San Diego and Baja Mexico each year. The screening guests were all in costume and gave rave reviews.

Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Ave., San Diego, California 92116

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