Badges N Kids Christmas Gift Mission is to provide Christmas to kids and families in our Black Hills Community who might not otherwise get to celebrate Christmas for reasons beyond their control.
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Our Badges N Kids Christmas Shopping program is geared toward families and more importantly area youth who do not have the means to celebrate Christmas with gifts unless we step in. These are families who are experiencing homelessness or poverty by no fault of their own and are referred to us by outside sources such as local first responders, school liaison officers, social workers (in and out of the schools), the schools homeless coordinator or other families who know a family in need.
Thank you for all of the support, in 2020 we were able to support 114 children in the Black Hills Region from 45 different families. This year, 2021, we have expanded our efforts and set a goal to assist 225 children across the Black Hills Area. This means our fundraising goal for this event will be $22,500.
We would like to thank all of our past donors, individuals, groups and business who have supported us and continue to support us. Without this support this event is not possible. We cannot thank you enough for the investment you continue to make into our communities future.
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This year's event will again be hosted with the help of Power 107.1 KSLT Radio station and their listeners. Last year's listeners were the backbone to this event happening and being successful. 2020 was a weird year for all of us, it was hard for everyone but even harder on those in need. We recognize that families in need struggle on a regular occurrence and our goal has always been to help kids in those homes. Nothing changed last year except the need being even greater. This year's event will look like it has in previous years, with kids being partnered with officers who will help them shop for themselves and family members. Please consider sponsoring a child ($100 per child) this year by clicking our DONATE NOW. If you would like to help with this year's event please contact us through email.
We have a lofty goal of 225 kids, meaning our fundraising goal nearly doubled for this year's events. We have the utmost faith in our community and supporters standing up and making it happen for all the kids in our community. We look forward to your support again this year.
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2020'S Badges N Kids was a huge success in a year of so much uncertainty, 114 kids from 45 different families received gifts delivered to them from first responders all across the Black Hills Region. Check out the awesome news story from our Law Enforcement Partners from the Spearfish Police Department here.
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2019's event was hosted by Black Hills Badges for Hope with the help of several corporate sponsors, private donors and volunteers. We chose to expand our reach last year to include several smaller Black Hills area towns. The number of kids we set out to help last Christmas season was 115. It was a very successful year and event. We want to thank all of our past donors and let you know this event was not possible without your support.