#GivingTuesday is coming

On the heels of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” a day focused on paying it forward was born.

#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy

                   and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season,

showing the world truly gives as good as it gets.

Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world,

resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

The 5th Annual #GivingTuesday will take place

November 29th

Neediest Kids of All is again partnering with this worldwide movement in hopes of supporting our fundraising effort. We encourage our donors to help fight childhood poverty by making a gift for the purchase of basic necessities for our area's needy children. Children in over 700 schools and Head Start sites and foster children in the juvenile court system will benefit. Your gift DOES make a difference! 

To learn more about #GivingTuesday visit the website www.givingtuesday.org

To make a donation to NKOA on Nov. 29th, visit the website www.Neediestkidsofall.com

And follow us on Facebook.

On behalf of the kids …. Thank You!

Here's a real success story...

An elementary school in NKY helped 24 students receive glasses. The story starts with many of the parents denying their child had a vision problem, and they refused to go to the eye doctor. They saw going to the doctor as a weakness; however, this started to change. Because the Family Resource Coordinator assisted the families with making appointments, accompanying them to the appointment, and explaining what the doctor was doing during the exam, and how to take care of the new glasses, the parents became more comfortable with their child needing them. Seeing other parents and other kids there helped too. These 24 children are truly better off now, and the parents aren’t as reluctant to visit the eye doctor.

High school basketball games raise $25,000 for local charities

FROM: Bluegrass-Buckeye Charity Classic (http://bbclassic.org)

CONTACT: Terry Boehmker (terryboe@yahoo.com / 859-653-8129)

High school basketball teams that participated in the 2016 Bluegrass-Buckeye Charity Classic in January raised $25,000 that will be distributed to three local charities.

A check presentation took place on Friday, Feb. 12 between boys' high school basketball games played at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. The three local charities sharing the proceeds are the Ruth Lyons Children's Fund, Neediest Kids of All and Chicks & Chucks, a breast cancer support group.

This year's classic included the Elder at Oak Hills boys' basketball game in Ohio and three games between Northern Kentucky teams -- Scott vs. Dixie Heights, Cooper vs. Holmes and CovCath vs. NewCath -- that were all played at BB&T Arena.

The signature sponsors for the classic were Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell and Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness in Erlanger. Other participating sponsors were Darling Ingredients Inc., The Enquirer, Bilz Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

The mission of the BBCC is to instill in young athletes the importance of giving back to their community whenever and wherever they can. Since its inception in 2001, the classic has donated more than $208,000 to local charities in Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio.

It is hoped that the skill, teamwork and unselfish play exhibited on the court will be carried over to a life-long habit of helping those who are less fortunate. It is equally important to teach our athletes that they can have fun while at the same time do something very good for those in need.

Organizers and sponsors of the Bluegress-Buckeye Charity Classic pose with representatives of three local charities that will share the $25,000 raised by this year's event.   

SHOP AND NKOA WILL BENEFIT

Neediest Kids of All has partnered with AmazonSmile and Kroger Community Rewards.

Both programs will let shoppers select NKOA as their charity of choice and a portion of every purchase price will be donated to Neediest Kids!

For AmazonSmile begin by shopping on smile.Amazon.com, and search for Neediest Kids of All as your charity. Once you do that, the site will remember that NKOA is your charity of choice.

For Kroger register online at krogercommunityrewards.com and register your Kroger Plus card number.  You do this by clicking on Sign Up Today in the “New Customer” box.

The sign-up process is easy for both, and then NKOA can be a wonderful beneficiary.

Thank you for helping our area’s neediest children!

Thank you to our donors

In 2015, NKOA received its largest bequest in the organization’s history.  A loyal donor wanted the gift to “advance the purposes of the organization.”  Another generous bequest was received, because the donor had such respect for the work done by NKOA.

These two donors, and others before them, recognized the impact a planned gift can make to the long range effectiveness of Neediest Kids of All.   The organization is committed to efficient and direct service to needy children in the Tri-state area, and these gifts enhance the ability for the mission to continue.