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What's New at KidsPeace

News and Notes from KidsPeace

KidsPeace pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Bethlehem, Pa.

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Who doesn't love breakfast? And it's even better when pancakes can support a worthy cause.

 

KidsPeace's Autism After-School Program is hosting an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday morning at the restaurant at 2109 Motel Drive in Bethlehem. Come out between 8 and 10 to help raise money for the program.

 

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from Alexis Harvey at alexis.harvey@kidspeace.org. All proceeds will be used to purchase new gym equipment and other curriculum materials.

KidsPeace children benefit from elementary school girl's generosity

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An 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl has already learned the joy of helping those in need.

 

When Jennifer Clifton, of South Whitehall Township, was planning her birthday party for earlier this month, she decided to ask her friends to donate to the children at KidsPeace in lieu of giving her presents.

 

The response was overwhelming, with $150 and two boxes of books collected for children on the Orchard Hills campus. One of her friends, whose mom used to work at KidsPeace, even wrote a personal note to accompany her gift.

 

Jennifer's mom, Gina Clifton, said her daughter has a history of helping organizations such as Goodwill and Children with Diabetes, and she also volunteers at school.

 

"She enjoys helping others," Clifton said. "But it was just her idea. It was the children and families who attended her party who really helped."

 

Though she has never been to our campus, Jennifer and her family feel a connection here. When she was 3, she was with her father when they were in a bad car accident. A KidsPeace employee donated a carseat since hers could no longer be used.

Team KidsPeace Kares to walk for autism in Lehigh Valley

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KidsPeace associates, clients and families in the Lehigh Valley are once again lacing up their sneakers to fight autism.

 

Team KidsPeace Kares will be participating in a walk for autism Saturday morning at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown. The walk starts at 9:30 a.m.  

 

If you would like to participate, register at www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/lehighvalley.

 

Can't make the walk, but still want to help the cause? Register online to donate to the team's goal.

Baltimore Orioles make Easter brighter at KidsPeace with donation of 2,000 Easter eggs

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Children and teenagers at KidsPeace’s Orefield, Pa., campus will have some sweet Easter surprises this year thanks to the generosity of the Baltimore Orioles.


The Orioles donated 2,000 plastic Easter eggs filled with candy that will be tucked into baskets Sunday and hidden around campus for children in the residential program and the hospital.


KidsPeace has a relationship with the Orioles thanks to the generosity of manager Buck Showalter, and his wife Angela, who are avid supporters of the organization’s mission “to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities.”


Other companies that contributed Easter candy to KidsPeace this year include Just Born in Bethlehem and a food bank in the Harrisburg area.

Night of 1920s Glamour and Glitz raises more than $27,000

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On March 31, KidsPeace turned the historic Lehigh Valley Trust Building into Vault 634 for an evening of refreshments, entertainment and fundraising. 

  

The speakeasy event featured Lehigh Valley pianist Dave Roth and West Coast standard singer Callie Cardamon performing hits of the 1920’s. Cardamon volunteers for TeenCentral.Net and wrote the ballad, “Love is on the Way,” for KidsPeace. 

  

The crowd of approximately 125 people enjoyed food prepared by Gala Gourmet Catering and had the opportunity for a souvenir picture. The event raised more than $27,000. 

KidsPeace is on Facebook

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If you're looking to keep up with the latest news and events involving KidsPeace, check us out on Facebook.

 

Some of you may have been a "friend" of KidsPeace in the past, but we have switched over to a new page and won't be updating the old one anymore. To find us at our new home, visit http://www.facebook.com/KidsPeace.org and "like" that page.

 

Share this with anyone else who would be interested in following our page. We look forward to interacting with you.

 
 

 
   
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