13th Annual Champagne & Purses Party June 28, 2016


13th Annual Champagne & Purses Presented by Partying for a Purpose

At the University Club

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7pm-10pm

Our Fabulous Hosts Include:

Meeshie Nguyen
Lisa Vomero-Inouye
Gina Linn Espinoza
Ana Padilla
Jeana Wallace
Rowena Serafez
Kristy Salazar
Jessica Gonzales
Angela Brannon-Baptiste

Join 150 of San Diego’s finest ladies as we raise money and collect donated items for high school girls and their prom! We will enjoy complimentary tastings from St Petersburg Vodka, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey and wine and champagne from Etching Expressions with delicious food from the University Club. Delectable desserts from Sprinkle Me Desserts and Brilliant Treats will also be served! And, networking with San Diego’s finest women!

The highlight of the evening is the fashion show featuring Hat Diva with styling by Kotton Candy Co.
Our Fashion Show stars our amazing Hosts!
Entertainment by El Watusi and DJ Scott Roberts with Jason Whitmore on Sax
Photos by Chris Brake Photography and John Campbell
Raffle and Auction

GET TICKETS AT http://www.ItsAllAboutTheKids.org/tickets

Ladies, please purchase a ticket and also bring new or gently used shoes, jewelry or a purse to be donated to our high school girls for Prom. No dresses are needed this year.

VIP Tickets include: A reserved seat for the fashion show and a VIP Goody Bag from our awesome sponsors.

ATTIRE: Black and White

Sponsorships available, Sponsor letter for Champagne & Purses June 2016.

21 and Up Only.
Valet is available after 5pm for $15. Self Parking after 5pm for $10.
University Club is located at 750 B Street 34th Floor, San Diego 92101

Since 2004, it’s All about the Kids Foundation has hosted Prom for the Toussaint Academy. We provide everything including flowers, photos, DJ, food, transportation, suits, shoes..the works! All the teens are invited to the Prom, so everyone is able to enjoy Prom, regardless of popularity. The Prom is held on August 3, 2016 because all the students live at the Academy so we can have it anytime of year and the weather in August is always beautiful! If you would like to volunteer at the prom, please contact events @ itsallaboutthekids.org.

Photo by JWT Photography

Art and Philanthropy!

JUST FREAKing ART was so much fun! Held on May 14, 2016 at Blank Slate Creative Studio!

Thank you to our sponsors! St Petersburg Vodka and Etchings Expressions!


Blank Slate is located at 2110 Hancock Street, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92110

It’s All About the Kids® Sunday Game with the San Diego Gulls

It’s All About the Kids® Sunday Game with the San Diego Gulls

Sunday, April 3, 2015 3pm at Valley View Casino Center on Sports Arena in San Diego !

What an amazing day! Thank you so much to the San Diego Gulls! 100 kids and supporters cheered for our Gulls!

And a HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Real Deal Mattress and Hardcore Fitness San Diego!

Because of their generosity, we were able to bring 100 kids and supporters to the game, and the kids even got to skate on the ice after the game!

After the game, we were able to go on the ice to recreate this photo!
For more photos, CLICK HERE!

Operation Birthday Cake 2016

It’s All About the Kids® invites ALL OUR SUPPORTERS to be a part of OPERATION BIRTHDAY CAKE!


Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise

It’s All About the Kids® invites ALL OUR SUPPORTERS to be a part of OPERATION BIRTHDAY CAKE!  


The money raised through OPERATION BIRTHDAY CAKE will be used for :

***The “It’s My Birthday Party” for 75 kids from the Serra Mesa Food Pantry in March 2016
***Toys from the Heart [Toys and educational materials]
***Difference for a Day Activities for teens at the Toussaint Academy [monthly outings, financial literacy and self esteem programs]
***Difference for a Week College program [supporting previously homeless students who are in succeeding in college] 
***Difference for a World [providing necessities to Rancho Milagro Orphanage in Baja Mexico]
***Other special projects and activities to enhance the lives of less fortunate children

In July 2012,  Lisa Kogan and Mark Barneburg contacted IAATK  with this awesome idea…they didn’t want presents, they wanted to help our charity! In 2013, Sage Weiss was our youngest fundraiser. She and her Mom, Kristen raised over $1500! 

Want to do more than just donate? 

So, have you ever thought…”I don’t want presents, instead, I want to do something good”?


We are asking SUPPORTERS to JOIN OUR TEAM and raise $100 during their Birthday Month!  

It’s All About the Kids® helps over 1600 children from Southern Caliornia and Baja Mexico by creating unique programs and activities to build self esteem, prepare for college and teach that life is limitless!  WE HELP KIDS SUCCEED! 


Prizes for the top fundraisers!

 Each calendar year, the fundraiser who raises the most will receive a Birthday Party planned by Angela Brannon-Baptiste of Partying for a Purpose [Value $2500].

Thank you to Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation !

As posted in East County Magazine
East County News Service

December 21, 2015 (El Cajon, CA) – Thirty local charities received over $75,000 in donations from Sycuan at a Gift Giving Ceremony on December 10th, an event that started back in 2006. Each member of Sycuan’s leadership team, comprised of elected tribal council members, the casino executive management team and the casino directors, had the opportunity to each select a charity of their choice to support. All 30 charities were present at the event that took place in Paipa’s Buffet, where they had the opportunity to speak to the group about their cause and receive their monetary donation.

“The Gift Giving Ceremony is one of the biggest highlights of the year here at Sycuan. We are proud to empower the leaders of the tribe, resort and the casino to make a difference in the community,” said Cody J. Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “Many of the charities invited to the Gift Giving Ceremony are big partners of ours throughout the year. Others are charities that Sycuan will help for the first time which enables us to broaden our reach in terms of charitable involvement within the San Diego community.”

The Gift Giving Ceremony began nine years ago as another way to give back to important causes during the holiday season. The tribe and the casino are philanthropic leaders in the community year around, contributing monetary or in-kind donations to over 700 organizations in the last year alone. In 2015, the group celebrated a milestone partnership with Susan G. Komen by providing the largest team in history to participate in the annual Race for the Cure.

Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for nearly 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government, providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Casino and Resort. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through the support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations.

The tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest back into the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel, is an investor in Hotel Solamar near Petco Park and is owner/developer of the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans.

For more information about Sycuan Casino, visit sycuan.com; for more information about the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation visit, sycuantribe.org.


Angela Brannon-Baptiste (Its All About the Kids), Sycuan Chairman Cody J. Martinez