Even though we are in the heat of summer, it’s time to start thinking about heading Back-to-School!

For many of us, going back-to-school shopping is exciting! We love going to the store with our kids as they pick out their new crayons, pencils, notebooks, and backpacks. But for some families who are barely getting by, the added financial stress of back-to-school shopping can be overwhelming and the shopping nonexistent. To ensure the kids who are a part of our Kenzi’s Kidz program (current or alumni) have the necessary tools they need to succeed in school, we have created our Packz 4 Kidz program! Through generous donations from our sponsors and people in the community, we fill as many backpacks as we can with a variety of necessary school supplies to prepare the kids in our program and for heading back-to-school. This is also the first year we are opening this program up to other families in need outside of the Kenzi’s Kidz program.

This year, we are raising funds for our Packz 4 Kidz program by partnering with Kendra Scott Jewelry in Cherry Creek. Kendra Scott will be hosting a free Back-To-School Celebration on Thursday, August 11th from 6 – 8 PM. The Celebration will include sips, sweets, and jewels! 20% of the proceeds from the evening’s sales will benefit Dolls for Daughters. In addition to the beautiful jewelry already on display in the store, Kendra Scott has designed a signature DfD necklace that will be available for purchase!

Dolls For Daughters Signature Piece

Want to help out, but can’t make the event? Don’t fret! You can call in your order on August 11th (anytime), pay over the phone, and Kendra Scott will ship your items to you for free! 20% of your phone order will also benefit DfD, just be sure to mention Dolls for Daughters when you’re placing your order.

175 Fillmore Street, Denver, Colorado 80206

We are very excited to be partnering with Kendra Scott for this event. Her company, over the past 12 months, has donated one million dollars and 50,000 pieces of jewelry to various charities and organizations nationwide! We are honored to receive her assistance and generosity for this Back-To-School Celebration and we would be honored to have YOU in attendance!

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Dolled Up For A Cause

13417019_1754265661523747_6107973716158196681_oOn Saturday evening, June 4th, we got Dolled Up For A Cause!  The idea of this event was for attendees to get “dolled up” and enjoy an evening of fashion and beauty while contributing to the doll drive we set up to benefit the kids of Dolls for Daughters.

The event was held at the chic Glamour Bar Denver and was hosted by local fashion designer, Salwa Owen.  Salwa believes in “empowering women through the joy of fashion” and this event did exactly that!  Guests at the event enjoyed complimentary style consultations, the latest fashion trends, beauty treatments from Glamour Bar, and exclusive trunk show access in addition to yummy appetizers and mimosas by Difranco’s.

There was also a photobooth from www.artofher.com where it looked like we were a doll in a “Barbie-like” package, behind a sheet of clear plastic.  The photos turned out amazing and it was so fun to get a picture done as a doll!

Overall, the event was extremely successful!  Guests learned about fashion and left with new, trendy fashion and beauty items.  We also had 49 new dolls donated which I know the children of Dolls for Daughters will absolutely love!

It’s an amazing experience to come together with like-minded people, working together to empower women, make them look and feel beautiful, and to help a good cause like Dolls for Daughters.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported Dolled Up For A Cause.  And if you missed it this time around, be sure to keep an eye out for the next event!

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As June 9th quickly approaches, myself and everyone over here at Dolls for Daughters, are getting extremely excited for our next event, our Bidz for Kidz Annual Dinner and Auction.  This event is held at the Willshire Golf Course in Denver and features a live and silent auction, sit down dinner, cash bar, putting contest, and award ceremony.  Last year’s event drew in 100 people and was very successful!  

We are looking forward to another entertaining and fund-raising event this year with even more guests in attendance!

Here’s what the night will look like: guests will enter the event hall around 6:00 pm and will enjoy a fabulously crafted cocktail from the cash bar.  While sipping their beverage, they will mosey on over to the Silent Auction table to write in their bids for a wide variety of donated items. Once they feel good about their bid, guests will head over to the putting contest.  Participation costs $10 and the winner receives half the pot! Dinner arrives next and guests enjoy a delicious dinner of beef, chicken, or veggie and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.  They’ll chat with the other guests at their table, catching up with old friends, and making the acquaintance of new ones. MC Kyle Dyer will give awards to our supporters, including businesses that collected the most toys in 2015 for our Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys programs.  

A live auction will then proceed, with items such as tennis racquets and balls, golf games, an Audi jacket and Audi swag, museum tickets, an autographed Nolan Arenado bat, and other fun items up for bid!  

Auction Items

Everyone has a phenomenal time at our Bidz for Kidz Annual Dinner and Auction and we raise much needed funds for the organization.

Since everyone inquires about the funds raised, and because we are so honored to receive such amazing donations, allow me to share these numbers with you.  Last year’s Bidz for Kidz Annual Dinner and Auction’s live auction raised $34,000 and the silent auction brought in an additional $3,000!  This money allowed us to run our programs for the following fiscal year and to assist in serving our sponsored families.  We were able to distribute 88 new backpacks filled with school supplies for families in need last August.  These funds also allowed us to have our most successful toy shop ever!  We were able to publish 3,500 copies of our book and provided 3,500 children with stocking stuffers over the Holiday season.  We were able to provide new toys for the 4,442 children we serve and an additional 1,261 children throughout Colorado through our Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys programs which are run through our toy shop.  And the greatest benefit of these funds, we were able to fund six families instead of four through our Kenzi’s Kidz program.  We know all the kids and families appreciate this assistance, and I am thrilled that we were able to serve so many children and families in the Denver area!  Your contributions and donations are put to great use and are deeply appreciate by all involved in our programs.

We would not be able to put on this annual event if it wasn’t for the generous contributions of time and funds by our sponsors.  We are lucky enough to have KB Digital Designs, Reign Magazine, Telemundo Denver, and ABDenver sponsoring our event this year.  KB Digital has actually been supporting us for five years and is our program photographer.  They donate their time and services to ensure we can continue with our mission.  

If this event sounds like fun to you, tickets are still available and can be purchased HERE.  

I just want to thank everyone in advance who will attend and support this event!  It is great to be able to spend an evening mingling with you, getting to know you, and to be the beneficiary of your generous donations.  I could not do what I do without your generosity!  From the bottom of my heart, and from all the kids and families support by Kenzi’s Kidz and our programs, THANK YOU!

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We enjoyed a wonderful, intimate evening of Dolls for Daughters friends and patrons. Our supporters enjoyed cocktails and h’orderves, while sharing stories of how they are connected to our organization and what makes them come together, again and again, to help Dolls for Daughters make a difference.

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The Denver Press Club event manager, Jennifer Pullen, offered to let us host this event and had me as the guest bartender. A great big thank you Jennifer for making this night possible, and to the great Danielle and Libby for volunteering and helping us make the event a success.



As the oldest press club in the United States, beginning back in 1867, the Denver Press Club brings professionals from the media together, and hosts an assortment of events from book discussions to famed guest speakers. With their long history in Colorado and their dedication to the community, the Denver Press Club strives to support causes like Dolls for Daughters by hosting events to strengthen its community ties.

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I want to thank everyone at the Denver Press Club who had a hand in our event and to all of those who came out to join us. We are truly blessed and grateful for all the support we continue to receive.

Jessica Bachus singing

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