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Dolls For Daughters And Kenzis Kidz

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization that provides extremely valuable benefits to kids in Colorado. Jessica, the founder has truly found a way to turn every parent's worst nightmare into something she and her family can be proud of. Kids who otherwise wouldn't have a new backpack for school or Christmas gifts under the tree benefit from Dolls for Daughters...and that's only the beginning.

Alex56

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a current board member circling into my 4th year. Dolls for Daughters is responsible for 1000s of smiles year round. The toy shop on the first Saturday of each December, is a blowout event and always draws large crowds - independent of the weather. I'm thrilled I am a board member because I'm made to feel what I do makes a difference to the organization and to the community. Jessica Bachus is the heart and soul of the organization and her passion drives us to keep breaking records. Jessica is available, hands on, and wears a patented smile. Take the time to read her story to understand how she shifted from sore to soaring. What sets Jessica apart from her peers? She does what others only talk about. Take the step to connect with Jessica. She's a tremendous role model; an innovator, passionate entrepreneur, mom, wife, daughter, and trusted friend. Jessica is waiting to hear from you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother of 3 young boys. Our family has been unbelievably honored to be one of the families that Dolls For Daughters has taken on as part of their family. Our family has received many opportunity's through being a part of Dolls For Daughters that we would never have had before. We receive assistance with school, Christmas, memberships that we could not afford for ourselves and help with day to day needs. We even had family pictures taken that were absolutely amazing. All of this has made our lives much better. We have such wonderful memories because we have been so lucky to be a part of this awesome family. We are so thankful for them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that gives thousands of kids Christmas every year. I have volunteered at the Toy Shop and bowling event and had great experiences both times.

Tonya B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started out as a volunteer for the organization and enjoyed seeing the impact in the community that I am now a board member. Every year more children and families are benefiting from the work that is being done.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a single mother of four awesome kids. Times are hard for everyone and in some cases getting worse. My family has been truely blessed to have recieved the love and generosity of this organization. Dolls For Daughters And Kenzis Kids is an all around family helping group. There is yet to be a need or desire that my family has asked or wished for, which has not been fulfilled. I thank you all for the fun you have provided with birthday parties, a family zoo membership, water world passes, shoes, clothing, dressers and the smiles you have brought my children! God bless all of you, and thanks for showing my family that there are people who care and share with strangers. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping with the Toy Shop in December was one of the most amazing experiences! I have never seen so many smiles, received that many hugs and heard so much appreciation! Volunteering at this event brought many happy tears to my eyes! =)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys is a great non-profit and and great cuase for giving! They really put so much work into the events to be able to really give back to the families and the community -They have proven to be a sucess over and over again!

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Seth D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to be on the board for Dolls for Daughters. I have known Jessica for several years and have seen this organization grow into something amazing. I am just joining the board, but have been following the amazing things that have been happening with Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi's Kids. I look forward to great things to come and encourage everyone to consider supporting this great organization.

Seth

Renae S.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Dolls for Daughters for about the past year. After attending some of the events I started working as the volunteer coordinator last year in October and immediately fell in love with the organization and it's mission! Seeing the success of the toy drive and seeing the smiles on the faces of the children and families touched my heart deeply! I am now volunteering on the Board as the Secretary. I look forward to many years with Dolls for Daughters.

Lisa W.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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