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Kettering Parks Foundation Special Summer Campaign: Feeding Our Kettering Kids

kpf headerOur special Parks Foundation campaign, “Feeding our Kettering Kids,” ran from June 22 – July 19, 2020. The campaign was created in response to the tremendous hardship that COVID-19 created for many of the underserved families in Kettering. The Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and the Kettering Backpack Program, requested donations to help combat food insecurity in our community by supporting the Kettering Backpack Program.

The Kettering Back Pack Program (KBI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with one goal: to fight childhood hunger each week. In Kettering, 40% of school age children qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. KBI discreetly provides at-risk students with a bag of food each Thursday throughout the school year. This food helps sustain the student’s nutritional needs over the weekend.

The total amount raised during our summer 2020 special campaign was $5,714. We are very excited and grateful for your great response to the need to feed Kettering’s kids. Thank you very much to all who donated this summer!

Our Generous Donors
$20 to $499
Paula Barrows
Sue Ellen Boesch
Gerald Busch
Suzanne Finke
Paul Fleitz
Linda Hadley
Candace Holthouse
Ursula M. Kraus-Carey
Ken and Deb Lackey
Steven Mason
Kathleen Neff
Greg and Denise Nelson
Frances Repperger
Barbara Schenck
VFW Auxiliary Post 9927
Betsy Whitney
Wild Birds Unlimited
Mary Jean Zahedi

$500 to $999
Amvets of Kettering
Jerry Barnett
David Bodary
Richard Dailey
Mary Beth and Jim O’Dell
Robert K. Jones Insurance

$1,000 to $1,999
David Hammond

Buy a Brick Program

The Kettering Parks Foundation is actively selling bricks to be placed at the Kettering Veteran’s Plaza and Charles F. Kettering History Walk. Bricks come in various sizes and price ranges. A 4″x8″ brick sells for $100 and can utilize up to three lines of text (up to 42 characters total). An 8″x8″ brick sells for $250 and can utilize up to 6 lines of text (up to 84 characters total). A 12″x12″ brick sells for $500 and can utilize up to 8 lines of text (up to 112 characters total). The buy a brick program is a great way to honor a loved one, support the community and assist in the preservation of the Kettering Veteran’s Plaza and Charles F. Kettering History Walk. Bricks can be purchased by using the BUY A BRICK Form.