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WBAL Radio Speaks with Angela Showalter about KidsPeace

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On Tuesday, Mary Beth Marsden of WBAL Radio interviewed Angela Showalter. Angela, wife of the Baltimore Orioles General Manager Buck Showalter, shared her thoughts on the amazing Orioles season. Furthermore, she shared her support for KidsPeace and KidsPeace Foster Care and Community programs. 


For years the Showalters have supported the mission of KidsPeace and KidsPeace Foster Care. They have made their support known by sharing their voices and image in various KidsPeace PSAs as well as promoting KidsPeace during home games at Camden Yards. The Showalters invite all to the 5K Trick-or-Trot in Baltimore, Saturday, October 27, where all proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington D.C. 


Listen to the complete WBAL interview with Angela Showalter here:

Miss PA's Outstanding Teen Visits KidsPeace

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Miss PA's Outstanding Teen, Kaitlyn Miller, visited KidsPeace to learn more about TeenCentral.Net and ParentCentral.Net.   She arrived with her mother, Mia, and the Co-Director of the Miss PA's Outstanding Teen, Judy Guinosso.


It was wonderful timing for a Royal Visit as Miss PA's Outstanding Teen arrived in time for cake and coffee as KidsPeace celebrated it's 130th birthday on October 19, 2012.   Kaitlyn, Mia and Judy joined in the festivities for a little while and then were whisked away for a tour of KidsPeace (  Sean Klutinoty, Director of Marketing at KidsPeace took them to the Hospital and around the campus.  They then joined Julius Licata, Director of TeenCentral.Net and ParentCentral.Net for lunch.   They finished just in  time to head to the Donley Education Center where quite a few KP residents were waiting to meet and listen to Kaitlyn.   The kids seemed to fully enjoy her enlightening talk and then Kaitlyn was filimed talking about her role as Miss PA's Outstanding Teen and how beautifully TeenCentral.Net works with the organization.  All in all,  it was a busy but very eventful and beautiful day. 


Kaitlyn left wanting to come back and we can't wait for her next visit before she is forced to relinquish the crown to a new Miss PA's Outstanding Teen in June of 2013. 

Attend a 130th birthday party for KidsPeace

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KidsPeace is 130 years old, and in honor of this major milestone, we’re poised to celebrate at all of our locations across the country.

On Oct. 19, head to your closest KidsPeace location for coffee and cake to mark 130 years of the organization giving hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. If you’re not sure where to find the KidsPeace site closest to you, visit or call Patrick Slattery, Director of Development, at 610-799-8326.

All parties will be held at noon, except for locations with residential students, who will celebrate at 4 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity for employees, community members and families to come together for a fun time.

Many of our residential clients designed commemorative birthday cards to mark the occasion. The winning card, chosen through a vote, will be on display at headquarters in Schnecksville, Pa., through Oct. 19.

After the event, be sure to check out our Facebook page at or follow us on Twitter @KidsPeace to see photos from the various celebrations.

KidsPeace Brings Fun to Families in a Family Fun Mud Run

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Throughout the year, KidsPeace provides many exciting and fun occasions for children and families.  We have the KidsPeace Soccer Invitational which brings teams from all over to compete.  There is also the KidsPeace Golf Tournament which allows folks to have fun while supporting this very essential and valuable organization. 


Well, now there is a new fun filled opportunity that you won't want to miss.   It is the Family Fun Mud Run.  It will be held at the KidsPeace campus in Orefield on November 3, 2012.   What is a Family Fun Mud Run? 


It is a  family friendly event! Fun for all ages & ability levels! Participants will follow a 3.1-mile scenic trail & traverse through 10 obstacles (sand pit crawl, a cargo net climb, a tunnel crawl, a slip 'n slide and a mud pit). Youth under the age of 18 can choose the 1-Mile Run/Walk or the 5k. Youth under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult during the 5k run/walk. Children ages 4-6 can participate in a FREE 100-yard dash.


This is a chance for families to get some great exercise, have fun getting muddy and help  KidsPeace help others.  It promises to be a great event that you would not want to miss.   So often parents are looking for fun things to do with their children.  Here it is.


Simply log onto and you will get all the details you need to become a part of this exciting and fun filled day.   Bring the family and/or friends and have a wonderful time. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Suicide prevention walk comes to Allentown

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A very special event is approaching in the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania). Suicide prevention is a cause with obvious connections to the work that we do every day at KidsPeace. Each year, a team of walkers represents KidsPeace in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Allentown. The walk is one of hundreds taking place across the country, with proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). AFSP uses the funds for research and education programs to prevent suicide, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. It is NOT necessary to raise money to participate--simply joining the walk is appreciated as a demonstration of support for this important cause! The Allentown walk is on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th, FROM NOON UNTIL 3:00PM at the Lehigh Parkway (meeting at the Iron Bridge). To register, go to, click "Find An Event Near You," enter "Allentown" in the search box, click "Register Now," and follow the instructions. (You may have to name a fundraising goal, but you are under no obligation to meet it.) Have some fun and support a great cause!

KidsPeace and PPL Present: BULLYING 2.0

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October 16th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Family Center Gymnasium at CDTRC
1650 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA

Dr. Julius Licata, PhD and Dr. Andrew Clark, M.D. examine the identification of bullying and interventions in today's fast-paced environment with special guest and teen-advocate Lauren Foose. Drs. Licata and Clark will hit on hot topics like cyber bullying as well as the ground-breaking teen website called TeenCentral.Net. This 90 minute presentation will both inform and educate while addressing the most frequently asked questions, providing interventions that can be implemented immediately and resources for helping teens, families and education professionals address this issue.

>Act 48 training hours offered

>Light refreshments offered

Registration at 610-799-7170 or

KidsPeace holds KidsHope 6th Annual Italian Dinner

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KidsPeace is proud to announce a special date! On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 the Ross House Boys will host the 6th Annual Italian dinner at the Donley TEC Center Boardroom on the KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus, PA. A Spaghetti Dinner will be served by the Ross house boys from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The price for each dinner is $8.50. KidsPeace students are $3.50. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to send the Ross House boys to New York City during Christmas. This is a once in a lifetime experience for many of the boys and provides a wonderful memory they will never forget! Family, associates, and friends of KidsHope…All are welcome. If you have questions, please contact the Ross house at 610-799-8520.


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