Take a magnificent fundraising organization, add enthusiastic, energetic kids to the mix, and in one situation alone, $1,600 was raised for Kapiolani Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. One shining example of creativity: The Haunted Trolley Tour. Here’s a quick video overview of what two motivated Hawaiian teenagers accomplished for the center’s ICO:
Kidz For A Cause is an organization of kids who are drawn together by a desire to help kids in need. Combining their positivity, talent and energy, KFAC puts on awesome FUNraising events powered by kids to raise money for non-profits that benefit kids.
What sets KFAC apart? From concept until completion, no matter how large the task, all aspects of each campaign are handled by kids. The Board of Directors and Junior Board of Directors lead and inspire hundreds of kids from across Oahu. No matter what fun idea KFAC comes up with each year, the goal is always the same: to put on the best campaign ever, share the beneficiary charity’s mission with the community, and raise as much money as possible for the non-profit . It goes both ways, since Kidz develop leadership, teamwork and organizational skills and learn lasting philanthropic values along the way.
This year’s ThinkTank 2016 FUNraising campaign benefits the frail newborns of Kapiolani Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. ThinkTank challenges each participating kid to come up with and execute his or her own creative FUNraising idea, with all donations going to the NICU. ThinkTank’s goal is to raise $150,000 by Nov. 10!
More photos of Autumn in New England by my brother, David B. Crook.
The last grouping shows cranberry bogs, which have a special meaning for all the Boynton grandchildren: in the late 1800s, our grandfather Solon R. Boynton, worked in the cranberry bogs near his home in Carver, Massachusetts, often missing school to do so. Read more about him and how he finally graduated from Boston University medical school in 1903. We are all grateful for the fact that “Grandpa Doc” harvested cranberries to help his family and that he finally reached his goal of becoming a physician. I believe he delivered all his own children and all of his grandchildren. I was the first to get married, and in time, he delivered Ronald K. Simpson, Jr. However, he decided to wrap up delivering babies after that.
David Crook is my brother, friend, mentor, protector, and a superb nature photographer. He is also a retired (sort of) pastor, and in mid-October he and his daughter, Cheryl Crook Burton, flew from their respective homes in Arizona and Washington State to participate in the wedding of family friend Megan Eyraud in Connecticut.
From there, he and Cheryl headed north to cover as much of New England as possible, also stopping at some of the communities where he pastored (this may not be an actual approved word, but it works) in earlier years. Now we get to benefit from his views of the changing colors of New England in 2016. There will be other posts with his photos.