Dolls For Daughters And Kenzis Kidz

Rating: 5 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Human Services

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
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I got to know about Dolls for Daughters at the first Tea Party they had. My daughter and I went, we were to bring a doll for donation. I thought what a neat idea! It was there that I had a chance to sit and talk with Jessica, the founder and president.
Her story touched me deeply and I thought how brave this young women was to start such a great charity. She could of chose to sit at home and feel sorry for herself and family with the loss of Kenzi but she didn't. She made something positive of her devastating situation.
I found myself volunteering as much as I could and I have seen what Dolls For Daughters and Kenzi's Kidz has done for surrounding children who aren't as forturnate. I will continue to support them as long as I can!

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I got to see the kids walk out with their new presents at the toy shop back in December. There where smiles from ear to ear. I saw parents shedding tears at the thought that some body cared enough to do this. All the hard work was worth it! I'll be there again next year!

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

It would be nice to have more volunteers through out the year to help the board members.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a supporter of Dolls for Daughters since its inception - not just because Jessica, the founder, is a friend of mine, but simply because Dolls for Daughters provides deserving children in the Denver area a reason to smile at the holidays. I've also been able to volunteer with the organization in the past, and to see the toys being distributed - how touched the mothers are and how excited the children are - is such an amazing and rewarding experience.

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When you see how appreciative the recipients of this organization are, you understand how much of an impact Dolls for Daughters makes. It benefits the parent(s) and what they can give their children because of DfD, and more importantly, it benefits the child in receiving a new toy, possibly for the very first time. What a wonderful organization for the Denver community!

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

None!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with Dolls for Daughters three years ago when I started working for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Our members were gearing up to collect toys for the Dolls for Daughters program during the holiday season.

I have seen the difference Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi Kidz have made. It's about the smiles. It's about the laughter. It's about the helping families in-need.

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I will never forget helping a mother find toys for her child during a Dolls for Daughters Holiday Toy Shop. She shared with me some of the challenges she was facing and what she was doing to overcome those challenges. She told me how much she appreciated being able to come to the toy shop to find that special holiday gift. She said it gave her the chance to celebrate and enjoy the holidays with her daughter.

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

Increase the number of families in Kenzi Kidz program.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to be involved with Dolls for Daughters in the past year and look forward to becoming more involved. This is a great organization that is touching so many lives. I can't wait to participate in future fundraisers.

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last year I was not able to attend the holiday toy drive but I heard how thankful everyone was. I am looking forward to seeing the children this year and how happy they are to be receiving Christmas presents in their time of need.

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I think this organization does an amazing job and I know the people closely involved put in countless hours. I think Dolls for Daughters is rapidly growing and could use more volunteers than ever!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended a silent auction benefiting Dolls for Daughters and I am extremely pleased with the efforts of this homegrown foundation. The event was lively and I felt moved by the sincere passion of the founder and the generosity of the supporters. Having children of my own, I know how one special toy can touch a child's heart...especially when it may be their only toy. Thank you Dolls for Daughters for bringing simple joy to children.

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I have seen the organization grow tremendously over the last few years. Helping out our local families is important to our community.

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

Brainstorm additional fundrasing efforts and come up with a key mission statement to expland donor base.

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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  

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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