We will be supporting the “Friday Night Lights” event held on Friday October 25th at the football game. This event is being held to raise awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Glow bracelets in the color orange (the official PTSD color) and blue and yellow (for the Boston Marathon Victims) donated by Glow With Us will be given out and we will also be collecting donations. Hope to see you there!
On June 8-9, 2012, KP Cares was part of the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life. In continuation of the KP Cares wristband fundraising efforts, most of the students who helped sell the wristbands at lunch participated in the event. A total of 17 participants comprised the team and they were able to raise a combined $2,147.60 for the American Cancer Society. Even with a few hours of sleep, the team collectively walked over 100 miles throughout the course of the night— the dedication and commitment from the team members was amazing. Despite the fact that it started pouring a little before midnight, no amount of rain could dampen our spirits . Our sore feet and fatigue were well worth it in the end and it was most certainly a memorable event for all!
To learn more about Relay for Life, visit the Relay for Life website here.
If you would like to donate to the 2013 KP Cares Team, your donations are greatly appreciated and can be accepted here.
We want to send as many care packages overseas to soldiers as we can, but we need your help! If you know a soldier stationed overseas, please leave us with their contact information so KP Cares can send them a care package!
On December 1st KP Cares packaged 12 care packages to be sent to soldiers stationed overseas. Helping put these packages together was Mr. Cavanaugh’s 6th grade class from the Freeman-Kennedy Elementary School in Norfolk, MA. Each box was filled with comfort foods and toiletries, along with letters students from the Jackson, Wrentham, and Freeman-Kennedy Elementary Schools had written. State representative Dan Winslow also stopped by to help us out. The event was a huge success and we hope the soldiers enjoy the packages!
On January 12th and 13th, we are hosting another opportunity for community members to help us prepare more care packages to send to a battalion of 60 stationed in Afghanistan. We have received donations from the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally, Advanced Dental Practices in Wrentham, MA; and the Wyndham Hotel in Galveston, Texas. We look forward to sending these care packages overseas to surprise the servicemen and women after the holiday rush.