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Dolls for Daughters & Kenzi's Kidz DBA Kenzi's Causes

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Nonprofit Overview

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 287,753 new toys to children in our community. Since 2010 we have 38 families and 110 children through our Kenzi's Kidz program. We hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of as many children as possible. Our Packz4Kidz program has impacted 3,611 children in four years.

Target demographics: low-income families

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 11,512 low income children

Geographic areas served: in communities in Colorado including the Denver Metro area, Fort Collins, Longmont, Rifle, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Programs: Dolls for Daughter and Toys for Boys Kenzi's Kidz Packz4Kidz

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Judy T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mother it was often that I scrambled to have enough money to pay for food, clothing and other essentials. I felt alone and scared a lot of the time. I had to constantly make hard choices, I either paid the rent or purchased food, as simple as that. Then I became a part of Kenzi's Causes. They made the holidays a time to remember for my children and I. They provided us with a wonderful brunch, crafts and gifts. My daughter wanted to learn to drive and work on getting her drivers permit but I couldn't afford to pay for the teen drivers courses. Kenzi's Causes took care of it. My son had outgrown his bed over a year ago, but those things where luxuries in my home until I had the help from Kenzi's Causes who purchased a new bed for him! The look on his face when the bed was delivered is priceless. Birthday gifts, summer crafts and essentials have all been provided to us, a long with support and reassurance. With the novel Covid-19, more worries arose, Kenzi's Causes assisted me with paying my rent and gift cards to buy essentials continue to arrive to this day. I am very grateful for being a part of Kenzi's Causes, for the help and support Jessica and all the sponsors provide us with. Tho I continue to be a single parent, I no longer feel alone, and it's all thanks to Kenzi's Causes.

tdp99a

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother of 3 sons. We've have been a family in Kenzi's Causes for the last 5 years. They have impacted our family in so many ways. We've received Christmas gifts, Easter baskets, school supplies with new backpacks, furniture, food, gift cards for food and gas. We've also been so lucky to get Zoo memberships and family pictures taken a number of times to ensure we get the ability to have these greats memories. They have helped with getting the boys clothing and family birthday gift cards. We have truly been blessed to have become a part of this amazing nonprofit Kenzi's Causes!! We could never begin to say thank them enough for all they have provided for our family and understand fully how important they are to so many other families.

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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

From homelessness to a hine and every triumph I've faced, Kenzi's Kids have been here for me and my children. I can nor imagine where I would be if it weren't for this exceptionally wonderful program. I would not have made it thru my hard times without this help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 3 children and I just got accepted into this program. We feel so blessed to be apart of this group. I am a mother who fled a toxic relationship and left everything behind for the sake of a better life for my kids. I am grateful for the opportunity and hope to rebuild our life. I realized that when you die you only die with the memories you share and you don't take the material belongings with you. Nothing is more important than leaving a lasting impression on others. Kenzie's kids is a great program that helps without asking for anything in return. They truly are selfless. When I felt like no one understood my situation I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Julie and Jessica. I was so guarded and scared and now I actually feel like I have support. This is a great program and I am very thankful to be apart of it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have only been working with Kenzis Causes since August, and in even though it has been such a short period of time, they have had a tremendous impact on mine and my families lives. It is truly such an amazing and passionate organization and we are so blessed to have them.

Alex N Pattie M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family became a Kenzi’s Kids Family in 2015. What we knew about Kenzi’s Kids, was they will take financial responsibility for our 3 children’s after school clubs, sports, and bought them a new wardrobe and more. Yet.... That’s just the beginning... We have learned that they are more then a non-profit, they give more then just a gift for Christmas and backpacks for school. Kenzi’s Causes is a foundation for families like mine who can pay the bills and keep food in the pantry, but still have the burden to not be able to afford extra things like sports or clubs. ( unless they’re free) , new school bags every year.. or bikes, or that one thing they are dying to have but you can’t afford to splurge..
Ms Jessica and All of the Donors and Supporters give us the chance to see the smile on their faces when they receive a brand new gift. Our Family has been able to receive and we love to volunteer and be apart of the impact Kenzi’s Causes is having on Colorado!
Celina (11) entered a drawing contest with Kenzi’s Causes and her drawing was chosen to represent Kenzi’s House.. pics shared...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of volunteering for Kenzi's Causes (formerly Dolls for Daughters). I've helped at the Denver Christmas Toy Store for the past several years. One of my jobs was to "work the line" outside of the venue, handing out tickets, conveying information, etc. The very fact that a large number of people wait in line FOR SEVERAL DAYS (and it's a bit cold here in December!) shows how much the value what this organization offers at Christmastime. There are now "toy stores" throughout Colorado and Kenzi's Causes has expanded to meet even more needs of underprivileged children. Take a look for yourself and I think you'll agree that KC is worth your time and money!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kenzi's Causes is an amazing organization that does so much for the community. I first came to know of Kenzi's Causes by volunteering at their annual Toy Shop three years ago. I will never forget driving up to the National Western Complex where the event is held—I immediately began to cry when I saw the seemingly unending line wrap all the way around the complex. It was clear that so many of the people in line had spent the night in order to have a good spot in line. I couldn't believe the lengths these parents/families were willing to go to just to get a toy for their child. Like most of us, I was fortunate enough to grow up always having gifts under the tree and never even thought what it would be like to not have that experience. It quickly became evident that day as I worked with the families that for many of the children this would be the only toy they receive all year. Since that time I have been lucky enough to watch Kenzi's Causes grow and have seen that the Toy Shop is just the tip of the iceberg as to what they provide to our community. From their impressive Packz4Kidz program, which gave over 1,000 backpacks stuffed with supplies to kids in need this year, to the amazing work they do for the families they sponsor through Kenzi's Kidz, they have expanded the organization to be a lifeline for so many in need in our community.

1 kristinbatt

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am lucky enough to sit on the board of directors for Kenzi's Causes and it's an incredible organization! This is one of the few nonprofits that encourages families with children to volunteer in our community. It is a grass-roots effort that I have the pleasure to watch grow each year. It is remarkable to see the faces of the families and kids when Kenzi's Causes helps them during the holiday "Toy Shop" or in August donating new backpacks full of new supplies or in any of their efforts. I highly recommend checking this nonprofit out ... www.kenziscauses.org

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I feel very fortunate to have been connected with Kenzi's Causes. This organization does amazing work for under-privileged children in Colorado. I have see the joy this organization can bring to children and families though their events. The founder, Jessica, is the heart and soul of this nonprofit. She inspires others to feel her energy and commitment for this great cause. I am excited to see them grow and touch thousands of children through simple acts of kindness.

1 Tonya B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kenzi's Causes continues to grow and make an impact on the children in Colorado through the various programs. The Packz4Kidz program is growing each year and helps children be prepared for school while helping the families as this can be a time that adds extra expense to a family's budget. All of the programs help to create a sense of equality for the children and at the same time help to relieve some of the financial pressures the families face during certain times of the year.

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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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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have witnessed the children and families receiving toys and support at our toy shop. It is so rewarding to see so many families served and give thanks to us. I have volunteered and donated for 7 years because I get to see the impact we can have on families in need and how it brings them joy. I joined the board to help this organization grow and prosper to serve more families throughout Denver and beyond.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is just an amazing charitable organization that makes a difference and brings unexpected happiness to thousands of individuals every year!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kenzi’s Causes is an amazing organization that continues to give back to Colorado’s under served community. In addition to their Backpack and Toy Shop giveaways, they serve their families with many services including entertainment activities and education assistance. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this organization.

1 Susan C.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of working as an intern for Kenzi's Causes. Jessica and Julie are very knowledgable and passionate about the organizations mission. I have been able to see all aspects of running a successful nonprofit. I have also been able to see first hand the impact that they have made on the children's and families lives that they work with.

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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.

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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.

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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

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.