1ST VP Sponsorship
2ND VP Membership
Jan Tonyan & Sumitra Marcano
3RD VP Events-Hero 5K
Kathie Methven &
4TH VP Children’s Services
Debbie Lopez &
Mary Blake Bulla
Lynn Marchetto &
Welcome to the Kids In Distress Auxiliary 2020-2021 season of raising awareness, volunteer/service opportunities and fundraising to support Kids in Distress.
I am excited to serve as the President of the KID Auxiliary this year. My husband and I have been supporters of Kids in Distress for over 20 years. I joined the Auxiliary in 2014 after attending the Kentucky Derby themed End of Year luncheon. The love and dedication I could feel in the room for Kids In Distress that day made my decision to join the Auxiliary a no brainer. My first year as a member I volunteered for events that were of interest and made sure I attended as many meetings as possible to truly understand the mission of these incredible women. I spent the next three years as the Corresponding Secretary and have shared Event VP duties for the KID Hero 5K with Kathie Methven for the last two years.
With our over 140 Auxiliary members and 50 Kids Helping Kids (KHK) teens we are able to continue supporting KID through out the year starting with a Backpack collection for the first day of school for 70 children, Costume collection for Halloween, Food Drive for Thanksgiving, assisting with the Agency for their Santa Spectacular in December and Easter Baskets in the Spring. Our Respite program, Kinship and Special Activities for the KID Preschool are few of our opportunities that allow us to be “hands on” with the families that live on campus and are served by the Agency.
Our fundraising efforts are supported by our Bingo event in the Fall or Spring and our Signature Event – the KID HERO 5k scheduled for January, 2021.
While we are in a time of uncertainty due to COVID-19 my goals for the upcoming year are to continue to grow our membership and engage our current members, embrace our shift to providing more service and support to the Agency while continuing to fundraise and use our Ambassador Program to promote KID through community outreach at local events.
I look forward to working with our phenomenal board this year and getting to know more of our members during the year - hopefully in person, but most likely on ZOOM.
Thank you to our members, sponsors, friends and families who have continued to support the KID Auxiliary for the past 35 years!
Together, we will make what seems impossible, KIDpossible.
KID Auxiliary President