What started as one mother’s grieving response to the death of a daughter has grown into one of Denver’s most respected nonprofits serving needy children.
More than 145 participants took to the lanes at Bowlero Cherry Creek on Saturday, March 12th to raise over $17,000 for Kenzi’s Causes. Safelite Autoglass sponsored the Bowl4Kidz event, which successfully brought in over 226 new toys for the annual toy shop and over 363 pounds of food and household goods for Kenzi’s House. Proceeds from the event will fund the Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shops in December.
“Our goal is to serve 22,000 children through our Annual Toy Shops amd partnering nonprofits across Colorado this year and the Bowl4Kidz event is a great to start our toy collection. The food and household goods will help us stock the shelves at our Kenzi’s House for our Kenzi’s Kidz families. We know that food insecurity is something our families face daily, and the donations are such a blessing since the shelves were empty at the beginning of this year.” -Jessica Bachus, Founder & Executive Director
Bowl4Kidz has served primarily as a community event where families can give back while having fun; however, thanks to the generous support of participants and sponsors, it has grown to become an important fundraiser for the organization. Bowl4Kids offers many opportunities for local support and involvement; Corporate Sponsorships, bowling teams, and raffle items donated by businesses and individuals. This year, over $3,780 in items were donated to the raffle and there were sixteen event Sponsors:
Safelite Autoglass, Mountain View Pain Center, FirstBank, Platte River Mortgage, Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation, Aim High Chiropractic, Esler, AB Litigation, Power Health Colorado, Strategic Wealth Designers, Injury Finance, Knapp Design Co., Touchstone Imaging, Key Bank, Ross Investigators, and COCRS.
For information on giving to Kenzi’s Causes and its programs, visit http://www.kenziscauses.org
Kenzi’s Causes was founded in 2007 after Jessica Bachus’ daughter Kenzi was stillborn at 24 weeks. Overcome with grief, Jessica felt compelled to channel her emotions into something that would honor Kenzi’s memory. With this notion, Kenzi’s Causes was created so that Jessica and her family could provide dolls to young girls at Christmastime who would otherwise go without. Jessica collected over 150 dolls the first year and since then Kenzi’s Causes has expanded, providing support to over 126,022 children across Colorado. Jessica and her husband Kyle have three living children and are dedicated to serving the community they live in.