Longview proudly served as the Presenting Sponsor for Kids to Love's inaugural Denim & Diamonds event held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
We first featured Kids to Love in a Longview Gives Back blog post back in September of 2016. The Denim & Diamonds event was held as a fundraiser and open house for Davidson Farms, a 10,000 sq.ft. home on 10 acres in Madison County, Alabama. The home, a gift from Dr. Dorothy Davidson, will serve as "A Home for Girls" for tween and teen girls in foster care. Guests were treated to a tour of the newly-remodeled home, garden-to-table dinner on the grounds, and entertainment by The Michaels. With over 200 in attendance, the event raised over $25,000 through tickets, donations, and a live auction.
Lauren, Jessica, Lee Marshall, & Whitney
Larry & Debbie West
Whitney & Lauren
How To Give or Support Kids to Love
Kids to Love is a 501(c)3 organization that has several opportunities to volunteer and give financially. In addition to the education programs listed on their website, they also need funding and volunteers for the following:
- Bibles For Kids – An opportunity to buy a foster child a bible for $5.
- Christmas For Kids – An annual drive for Christmas gifts for foster children. You can sponsor an entire wish list, donate individual items and money or volunteer to wrap presents.
- Camp Hope Alabama – A weekend camp that serves to reunite foster siblings that have been separated and offer them a home-like environment with fun activities.
- More than a Backpack – An annual school supply drive. Kids to Love sends out over 5,000 backpacks full of school supplies every year to students in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi. There are opportunities to donate or host a drive.
- Scholarships – Kids to Love honors students each year with scholarships, giving out 448 scholarships since 2005.
- Davidson Farms – In addition to monetary donations, they are looking for donations of household furnishings, appliances, decorations, etc. There are also potential naming opportunities should you be interested in sponsoring a room.
- Legacy gifts – Kids to Love also works with donors on legacy gifts. If you are interested in giving through your will or another future donation, they are happy to discuss options with you.
How to Contact Them and Learn More
If you are passionate about helping children and are interested in learning more about Kids to Love, their programs or ways to volunteer or give, you can visit their website or on Facebook.