DENVER, August 13, 2020 – What started as one mother’s grieving response to the death of a daughter has grown into one of Denver’s most respected nonprofits serving needy children.
Kenzi’s Causes, a Denver-based nonprofit that provides low-income children and families assistance throughout the year, provided 3,804 low-income students backpacks full of school supplies through their Packz4Kidz program. In its 5th year, the Packz4Kidz program impacted the Denver metro area, Greeley, Avon, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs and hopes to expand to more communities in 2021.
In addition to backpacks full of school supplies, students were provided a wooden toy car provided by Toys for God's Kids and Chapstick. Lunch boxes and water bottles were also handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Due to COVID, the staff of 2 & Board of Directors had to make changes for this year's event to keep everyone’s safety in mind. The Denver drive-through event was held at the Potter’s Church of Denver and ran out of backpacks within 2 hours. The Rocky Mountain Calvary hosted the CO Springs event while Columbine Ford hosted the Rifle event; both also ran out of backpacks within an hour. In addition to the events listed above, multiple schools and partnering nonprofits also received backpacks from our Packz4Kidz program.
They would not be able to do the work they do without the 60 Volunteers who donated 239.5 hours to help us run these events and our generous Packz4Kidz sponsors including Evans Case
Packz4Kidz is a community event held on the 2nd Saturday every August and offers many opportunities for local support and involvement through Corporate Sponsorships, donation drives, and volunteerism. For information on giving to Kenzi’s Causes and its programs, visit http://www.kenziscauses.org
Evans Case will also be a corporate sponsor for the upcoming Golf 4 Kidz Fundraiser later this month for the 3rd year in a row.
Kenzi’s Causes was founded in 2007 after Jessica Bachus’ daughter Kenzi was stillborn at 24 weeks. Overcome with grief, Jessica felt compelled to channel her emotions into something that would honor Kenzi’s memory. With this notion, Kenzi’s Causes was created so that Jessica and her family could provide dolls to young girls at Christmastime who would otherwise go without. Jessica collected over 150 dolls the first year and since then Kenzi’s Causes has expanded, providing support to over 83,000 children across Colorado. Evans Case is dedicated to supporting the community and Kenzi's Causes.
Posted by Julie Wilson on August 21, 2020