DOLLS FOR DAUGHTERS AND KENZIS KIDZ

Rating: 5 stars   18 reviews

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Location: PO Box 202095 % Jessica Bachus Denver CO 80220 USA

Mission: Our Mission is to put a simple smile on the faces of underprivileged children, and to help struggling families get on their feet in communities throughout Colorado.
Results: Since 2007 we have given away more than 6,300 new toys to children in our comunity. Since 2010 we have been helping one family a year through our Kenzi's Kidz program. We hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of as many children as possible.
Target demographics: low-income families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2007 over 150 2008 over 500 2009 over 1100 2010 over 4,575
Programs: Dolls for Daughter and Toys for Boys Kenzi's Kidz
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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with Dolls for Daughters and Kenzis Kids several years ago after meeting Jess Bachus and hearing her story. I was so touched by the way she was able to have the courage to transform a tragedy into a very generous way of honoring her daughter and giving back. My company has been a proud supporter of the organization ever since!

Lisa Crary
CEO/Owner
Sanitas Skincare

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing children are getting toys for Christmas that they otherwise might not

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the great pleasure of learning about Dolls for Daughters over the past almost four (4) years. Over time, I've come to understand the love and generosity that led to the creation of the organization, and to witness the passion with which the organization is run. As a group, those individuals associated with Dolls for Daughters are amazing individuals, one and all. They are committed to making children smile that might not otherwise smile as often or with such unrestrained exuberance and utter excitement. Its been a privilege and a joy to watch the organization grow and to know that in doing so, more and more children will be on the receiving end of the love and generosity that is Dolls for Daughters.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing under-privileged children select the perfect brand new toy that they would otherwise been forced to do without.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope that more people contributed toys, money, and time to the Dolls for Daughters organization so as to assist them in making even more children smile!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard about Dolls for Daughters the Christmas Season in 2007. When I heard about Jessica's story my heart was truly touched. After participating in the events for Dolls for Daughters, such as their Bowl-a-Thon and Dolly Tea Party I was asked to join the board for the 2010 year. Dolls for Daughters is very close to my heart. This past season we gave away over 4,000 toys to underprivileged children. Watching those kids get to pick out a gift that they weren't going to get otherwise without our organization touched my heart. Nothing could replace those smiles I saw that day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I experienced boys and girls getting to pick out a toy, that they probably weren't going to get this holiday season.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to get enough money raised to get a venue that Dolls for Daughters could host all of their events!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to witness the many ways that this organization is working to touch the lives of so many children in our community during the Holiday Season and throughout the year. The year round dedication and giving of time and resources that is so evident with all of the members and volunteers, this is such an inspiration to those who are exposed I believe this is the reason that the volunteer base is so strong for a relatively young Charitable Organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This year the First Annual Toy Drive/Give Away was such an amazing event to be part of!!! The children and families benefiting from the event were so unbelievably thankfull and touched by the effort and generosity of others it was a very humbling experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I really feel that I would be discounting the hard work of the Members of this organization, knowing the countless hours spent planning and mapping the future of this Charity. Having thought about what my answer to this question really is all I can come up with is a quote that I know to be true. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DREAM AND A GOAL IS A PLAN!!! I can tell you this organization not only has a plan but a PURPOSE!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization that I am happy to donate my time to. As a volunteer I have helped to get donations, participated in fundraisers, and worked at the First Annual Toy Shop held in December 2010.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting to see the joy and excitement of all of the children who came into the Toy Shop for their gift. Also, it was great to see the gratitude that so many of the parents/grandparents had for the event.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to make sure that more people in need are aware of this organization. And also that more people who can give time, money or other donations are aware so they could donate to them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It felt great to be able to give back. Those children may remember that experience and generosity throughout their lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our company has been supporting the Toy& Doll Drive for DFD for several years now. It is a real honor to be involved with such a well fun organization that does so much good! Robin Briscuso - Director of Marketing Sanitas Skincare

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Toy & Doll Drives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it nationwide!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dolls For Daughters and Kenzi's Kids are awesome charities operated by a group of young, energetic, compassionate folks. They work year round raising money and accumulating dolls and toys for less fortunate children and families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping with the Toy Store at Christmas time by shopping for toys on Black Friday.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it nationwide with lots of large donations

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi's Kidz since its inception in 2007. I currently serve as the Vice President & Treasurer on the Board. In just a few short years the organization has grown and in 2010 we gave away over 4,500 toys to children in our community. I am very passionate about Dolls for Daughters because we serve our LOCAL community and we help so many children in need! Seeing the smiles on the faces of the underprivileged children we serve is heartwarming and brings me to tears.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the children pick their toys at the holiday toy shop. Many of the children have never had a new toy and for them being able to pick a brand new toy to take home is something they may never experience again.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find the perfect fundraising director to support the organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

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