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Walk the walk or talk the talk?

By Kristen Stocks | Apr 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the beautiful things about Kids Boost is that we get to talk to kids about meaningful giving. Personally, I have tried to live by the mantra of “walking the walk” and have tried to avoid “talking the talk” too much in my life. However, in a study from Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy,…

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Meet Chelsea, our newest member of the Kids Boost team

By Kristen Stocks | Mar 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

My name is Chelsea Key. I am absolutely thrilled to be the newest member to the Kids Boost team as the Community Programs Coordinator! I am a Certified Child Life Specialist and a new mom to a little girl named Annie. My husband, Andrew, and I live in Brookhaven, GA. I am the youngest of…

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Snow Days in Atlanta

By Kristen Stocks | Jan 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s a snow day here in Georgia. You know, a dust of snow and the whole city shuts down. I laugh about it but really and truly, I love it. These snow days (some of which actually include snow) have slowly become some of my favorite days in life.  To me, they’ve served as a…

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Behind the Scenes of Kids Boost

By Kristen Stocks | Jan 3, 2018 | 4 Comments

*** This powerful essay was written by a Kids Booster named Abby.  Abby and her sister, Riley, raised $2440 to benefit Rescue Me Georgia by hosting a “Hawks Dog Festival.” With Abby’s permission, we want to share her story in hopes of showing the behind the scenes of Kids Boost. It isn’t just about raising…

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My hope for you or really, 13 hopes for you

By Kristen Stocks | Dec 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy Holidays, friends! My hope is that in the hustle and bustle of the holidays that you can take a minute to look around you and see all of life’s blessings.  I hope you make a great new memory, start a new tradition and laugh so hard that you are on verge of wetting your…

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Smiles, Giggles and Gratitude

By Kristen Stocks | Nov 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wow.  What a whirlwind the last year has been?!? As I sit this morning, I reflect on the last year and I can’t help but smile and giggle a little bit. I smile because this dream of Kids Boost is coming true.  We’ve worked with more than 60 kids on projects and donated to 35…

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New School Year Resolutions

By Kristen Stocks | Aug 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year… already!  New school supplies, new clothes, new shoes and new backpacks.  So why not take a minute to create New School Year Resolutions?  But here’s the catch… they can’t be about losing weight or going to the gym, they have to be about spreading love and making a difference. Why…

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Help Wanted

By Kristen Stocks | Feb 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wow, what a difference a year makes! It’s been super exciting to see the ways that Kids Boost is growing.  We went from 3 kids finishing a project to 40 kids.  These kids raised more than $50,000 for 23 different non-profit organizations. I am beyond excited to see what this next year holds. But I’m…

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Thank you for giving big at our Big Give!

By Kristen Stocks | Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

* Almost 300 care packages for our military heroes * More than 200 Blessing Bags for homeless * Dozens of candy bouquets for the caregivers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta * More than 200 snack bags and inspirational signs for kids in need *Hundreds of cookies decorated to show love * Baskets of rocks painted with…

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How to give back without spending a dime

By Kristen Stocks | Nov 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Black Friday. Cyber Monday.  Giving Tuesday. If you are like me, your credit card is screaming at you to stop right now.  But if you are also like me, you recognize how fortunate you are in life and want to give back and celebrate this Giving Tuesday. So I decided to create a quick check list…

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