What is KOV Children's Charities Up To?
Welcome to our new Marketing and PR gal,
Wendy Russell. We need her help, and she
loves the kids and helping us at the hospitals..
it's a perfect fit! Welcome Wendy!
WOW. We recently went to the hospitals with our
good friends and partners at Spirit Halloween,
Total Nutrition, Vampire Ball & Corbetts Haunted
House to present a check to each hospital
through the Spirit of Children Charity 501C3.
From Shanda Pierce owner of Spirit Halloween's
of Northern CA- "So proud of our 2017 team!
Presented over $158,000.00 to Valley Children’s,
UC Davis Children’s, and Shriners Children’s
Hospitals! Thank you to Total Nutrition,
Sacramento’s Vampire Ball, Goblin Gardens, &
Corbett’s Haunt!! Spirit of Children ❤️ Thank
you to all of our customers and employees!!"
The staff at Spirit Halloween does an AMAZING
job at selling these purple pumpkins that you see
on the walls of their seasonal shops. Each one
of these equates to $1 or $5 donated directly to
the hospitals for the Child Life Program. We
decided to help several years ago though
Shannon McCabe's Vampire Ball and have had
many of our volunteers go to the stores and
assist in selling the pumpkins! Shannon
McCabe's Vampire Ball also donates about a 1/3
of the profits of the ball to the Spirit of Children.
We cannot stop helping, it's just so fun!
So in comes KOV in 2017... We wanted to be
able to do more throughout the year by going
into the hospitals and doing fun activities with the
kids. We had an ice cream party for them where
Jess, from Devil May Care Ice Cream donated all
the ice cream and the kids loved it! Our buddy,
Gary Martin, dressed up like a pirate and we
served up scoop after scoop!
Jason Ring, Wendy Russell, Leslie Breitsprecher
and I all painted faces and played Halloween
games with the kids one day with the Spirit
We've just purchased a really cool projector and
screen and plan on doing Friday Movie
afternoons at UC Davis for the kids and parents
waiting on test results... We hope this will help
them pass the time a little better. Stay tuned,
there is so much more to come...
XOXO, Shannon McCabe, President
UPDATE 12/31- We feel we ended our first year
with a BANG! We were very pleased to partner
with the Crawfish and Catfish Festival who made
us an awesome $3000 donation for helping them
out! We started a great plan for 2018 and
bought some really cool stuff to take to the
hospitals... stay tuned!
UPDATE 11/26- Shannon here, so we are up to
5 Ipads now, a Yamaha piano and 2 "treasure
chests" for the kids, full of so much costume
jewelry and treasures... The kids LOVED these..
If you have any costume jewelry you don't want,
we would LOVE to give it to the kids!
UPDATE 9/25-Our World's Greatest Ice Cream
Social and our donation from the Crawfish
Festival helped us to raise enough profit to
purchase 5 iPads and we also got an electric
piano donated! We are collecting the iPads and
buying kid proof cases for them as often as
possible! We'll keep you updated...
Why are we raising money?
Our mission for2017 is to purchase as many
IPads as we can wrangle for the kids at UC Davis
Children's Hospitals and Shriner's of Northern CA.
The Ipads make lying in bed less boring, the
touch screen helps with dexterity, and they are
just all- around fun. So help us out if you are
able! We sure do appreciate your donation!
KOV Children's Charities
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