In Georgia, an awesome organization encourages kids to use their gifts and talents to do something positive. Kids Boost is a 501(c)3 organization located right here in Cumming, Georgia, and it truly lives up to its motto of “Investing in Kids to Boost the World.” As such, Totally Running and Walking selected this noble organization to be the beneficiary of our “We the Runners Half Marathon and Sparkler Trot.”
Started by Kristen Stocks, a mom and Child Life Specialist, Kids Boost utilizes a pay-it-forward model. It works like this: donors donate to the organization, a child selects a cause; the child receives startup money and coaching; the child organizes a charity fundraiser and engages the support of friends, family, businesses, and individuals, and then carries out the fundraiser. After the fundraiser ends, 80 percent of the proceeds go to the charity the child selected, while 20 percent remains with Kids Boost to provide startup money to another child, in other words, paying it forward! This organization not only teaches kids to give, but they also learn valuable life skills, such as money management, civil engagement, professionalism, and accountability!
Donors serve an integral role in ensuring this great organization can provide awesome opportunities to kids. Your participation in our “We the Runners Half Marathon and Sparkler Trot” will help this organization tremendously. As Charles Dickens once said, “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Please help us lighten the financial burden of Kids Boost by signing up to help a great cause. We look forward to seeing you on July 4, 2016!