We are so excited to partner with The Christmas Box International for Kingdom Kidz Service Project, Huddle Hugz. KaNiyah, Pastor Marlin & Lady K’s eldest daughter, believes that hugs can make a difference. KaNiyah expressed that if children don’t have a person to hug, they should have their own personal teddy bear. To aid with this, Kingdom Kidz collects teddy bears on a quarterly basis to deliver to The Christmas Box International.
The Christmas Box International partners with local, national, and international communities and groups to prevent child abuse and improve the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, or homelessness. Each at-risk child receives their own brand new teddy bear when they enter the shelter. Through Huddle Hugz, Kingdom Huddle donates new teddy bears to The Christmas Box International on a quarterly basis (March, June, September 22nd, and December).
The following are ways that you can support Huddle Hugz.
Because of your generous donations, we were able to make a monetary donation to the Frank Cordova Foundation Latino Community Turkey Drive in 2018. This is our second year doing so. As a result of all donations received from everyone this year, they were able to donate 1,623 turkeys to needy families via children in the Salt Lake Valley. They were able to also help the Latino Breast Cancer Survivors, Newman Elementary, Odyssey House, and the YWCA.
The Ronald McDonald House is very near and dear to Pastor Marlin & Kaletta's hearts. When Kaletta was a teenager, she first learned about the Ronald McDonald House in Georgia because of her friend’s battle with leukemia. Shortly after Pastor Marlin and Kaletta’s youngest daughter was born, Kennedy spent weeks in Primary Children's Hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Room helped the Lynch Family make it through one of their toughest times.
Throughout the year, we will join Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, Inc. to give back to families and children. Check the calendar for upcoming dates when we will volunteer at/donate to the Ronald McDonald House.