Kids Who Care
"Kids, you can help, too!"
Clem Calzone, Mascot
The Kids Who Care program is a wonderful way for school age children to make a dream come true for a child battling a life-threatening illness. Similar to our Share the Dream program, the Kids Who Care program allows participants to choose a child to sponsor. After the dream has been fulfilled, the Kids Who Care sponsor will receive a plaque of appreciation of the child enjoying their dream, and will be mentioned in the Children's Dream Fund newsletter.
Show Us Your Kids Who Care!
Evie - Evie's gifted class challenged her to do a community service project. She created "Heart and Sole" featuring hand-made flip flops, headbands, jewelry and more. She sold these items with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Children's Dream Fund. Her efforts will help make a dream come true for Emma to shop at the American Girl store in New York City.
Noah and Colin - Sold fresh squeezed lemonade in their neighborhood to help make a dream come true for Scott. His dream is to spend a week with his family at Give Kids the World, enjoying all of the fun activities, shows and rides, as well as having the opportunity to visit Orlando area theme parks.
About Our Mascot
Kevin LaPlante was the remarkable son of Chad and Hilda Horne. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2000 and passed away in 2002. The cartoon character ‘Clem Calzone’ was created by Kevin.
Kevin’s family has graciously allowed the Children’s Dream Fund to use the image of Clem for the mascot for their Kids Who Care Program.
Dream Children come from communities throughout West Central Florida and dreams vary in cost. Fundraising ideas can be as simple as a birthday or holiday party, with donations in lieu of receiving gifts. Your school, club or church group can participate too. Fundraisers have included car washes, dress down days, contests between grade levels, and candy or bake sales. You can create your own idea, or the Dream Fund staff can help.
If you, your school, or group would like to participate in the Kids Who Care program, please contact Amanda Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-896-6390.
*A copy of the official registration, CH 1278, and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services on their website, www.800helpfla.com, by calling toll- free 1.800.435.7352 within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.