I grew up in a family of strong women. My female role models run businesses of their own, raise children and still make time to reach out to help the less fortunate. I learned at a very young age that a woman could “have it all” …. juggling a career and raising a family is not without its challenges, but it can be done and done well, as I have experienced firsthand in my own family. It seems that the more we have to do, the more we can accomplish and finding the time to help others was never a suggestion in our home, but rather an unspoken mandate.
Throughout my upbringing, my family held leadership positions in the organization Women of Vision. Naturally, I attended and contributed to various WOV events.
My first personal project with Women of Vision was to gather my friends together to make hygiene kits for Heritage House, a drug rehabilitation program for women with children in Costa Mesa. My interaction with the women at Heritage House made a huge impact on me and provided the inspiration for Kits 4 Kindness. When I discovered how much poverty we have right here in affluent Orange County, I chose to focus on local needs, specifically the homeless. We have developed a kit that provides the most basic necessities to the homeless living on the streets, and hopefully this act of kindness will bring a small ray of sunshine into their lives.
Today, Kits 4 Kindness is a nonprofit organization that carries out its mission with the help of fundraising events, donors, and sponsors that provide the materials for the kits. Kits 4 Kindness relies on the generosity of our local community to carry out its mission.
The Original Team:
We are a group of high school girls attending JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California. Already bonded together by years of friendship, we came together in hopes of making a difference in our community.
Board of Directors:
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Legal Warner Brothers
General Manager, Mojo PR Group
Principal and Operations Manager, Bonesteel Trout Hall
Principal and Creative Director, Shine by S.H.O.