Success Stories

Summer of Kindness Week 6

Can you believe we are already through week 6 of summer?!? I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and soaking up days of no school! Here is a recap of Week 6 of Kids Boost Summer of Kindness: Day 36 of Kids Boost Summer Of Kindness: Tape popcorn or candy to a Redbox machine. Spread…

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The story behind Kids Boost

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Chris Burns with More Than Money about Kids Boost and the journey of following my heart.  I think this was the first time that I publicly talked about the ups and downs and all the challenges that come along with entrepreneurship. I felt vulnerable…

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They said I couldn’t and I said “Watch Me”

“Traditionally, non-profits aren’t started by single moms.” “Half of new businesses fail.” “You must have corporate backing to really succeed.” These are just some of the many things I was told when I started Kids Boost. It was a bit deflating yet somehow it ignited the fire inside me. Every time someone said something like…

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Behind the Scenes of Kids Boost

*** 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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Smiles, Giggles and Gratitude

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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Help Wanted

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!

* 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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Make it your “yes” summer

2015 was my “yes” year.  I challenged myself to say yes to things that scared me.  This was a huge challenge for me… I kinda consider myself a walking ball of anxiety.  You add my lack of athleticism and  horrible coordination (yep, I have been known to sprain an ankle just walking down a driveway), and well it’s…

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The Kids Boost Experience: Through the eyes of a 9 year old

The Kids Boost Experience Written by Caroline (age: 9) With a little help from her mom (age: more than 9)   On Wednesday, March 30th I had a special experience that I would like to share.  I presented a check for $1,020.00 to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter!  I worked with an organization called Kids Boost.…

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This is what Kids Boost is all about

Are you prepared to be amazed and even inspired? Boy, do I have a story for you! So last fall, I met with a spunky 9 year old girl on a mission to raise money for Bert’s Big Adventure.  For those who aren’t familiar, Bert’s Big Adventure is an organization that sends children with chronic…

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We gave him $100 and look what he did…

A few months ago we gave Nathan a check for $100.00 and asked him to turn it into more for a charity of his choice. Nathan thoughtfully chose The American Cancer Society as his designated charity.  He spent his spring break going business to business seeking donations. He was brave and determined. How many adults do…

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9 Years Old and Making a Difference One Bow at a Time

Meet Isabella… She is a nine-year old girl with a passion for furry friends and a love for accessorizing.  So what do you get when you put those things together?!?  Isabella’s Pet Shop! About a year ago, Isabella recognized that she wasn’t alone when it came to the desire to accessorize… even accessorizing our beloved pets.  She…

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