Hi, my name is Katherine Chandler and I am raising funds for a non-profit, All Kidz, Inc. I am running my FIRST Marathon in the Las Vegas Rock N Roll marathon on Nov. 16, 2014. I am asking you to pledge $1.00 per mile
I run or more if you wish.
We started this organization in the fall of 2013. Currently I am serving as Vice-Chair. We have had a successful first year and I want to make sure we can continue to expand our impact on the youth in Oklahoma City's Foster Care system.www.allkidz.org
All Kidz, Inc. is dedicated to supporting Oklahoma's foster children by providing resources for enrichment activities that promote the development of a healthy self-worth.
"Because all kids deserve the chance to grow into happy, healthy, loving adults."
All Kidz was started following a crisis in the Oklahoma Child Welfare system. There are currently over 10,000 youth in foster care in Oklahoma. Foster families are provided a small stipend to care for the children in their home which is meant to cover the most basic needs, like food, shelter, and safety. Childhood experiences like musical or dance lessons, sporting activities, and martial arts help promote social skills, emotional regulation and self-confidence. All Kidz strives to encourage these skills for children in foster care by sponsoring enrichment activities and granting resources that help kids maintain connections and build relationships.
We have partnered with various childrens' shelters to provide field trip activities during school breaks. In addition, this month we are providing a mini music camp for one group home!
We have had the opportunity to provide dance lessons, gymnastics, the ability for a child to attend a football camp, etc. We want to be able to continue these activities and so much more! Help us make a difference.