In 2007, Jessica Bachus started Dolls for Daughters®, after her daughter Kenzi was stillborn. She created an annual holiday Toy Drive for Colorado children who would not otherwise have toys during the holidays. Today, Kenzi’s Causes collects more than 100,000 toys, stocking stuffers, books, toothbrush/toothpaste kits, backpacks, lunch boxes and other items to change the lives of children in Colorado through our programs. At this annual event, families are also provided with community resources to help improve their lives and the lives of their children.

Lessons of Gratitude

Starting a nonprofit organization is enough to teach you a thing or two about gratitude. Seeing a smile on a person’s face that is in need; watching volunteers step up to help without question; having random people submit monthly donations to a good cause — all of these moments will naturally deepen your understanding of…