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Crisis and KICDRUM

Kids are in crisis in the inner cities of America. Over the last year I’ve seen firsthand the effects of violence, broken lives, and families torn apart. Two Saturday’s ago in a housing project just across the street from one of the middle schools where we have our KICDRUM program, two children, 11 and 13, [...]

By |2016-11-04T03:18:29+00:00November 1st, 2016|Executive Director Updates|0 Comments

Helping the One

I have been involved in Kids in Crisis for seven years. Initially as a volunteer, then a board member and currently as president. I have seen this organization evolve over this period from a more hands off fundraising organization to an emphasis on creating programs that directly effect and change children's lives. As a mother of five, three adopted from China, [...]

By |2016-10-13T19:32:54+00:00October 12th, 2015|Kids in Crisis Updates|0 Comments

Real Change in Richmond

As executive director and founder of one our new program KICDRUM+ ARTS, I’m so excited about all the amazing opportunities that we have in our great city of Richmond, Virginia, to bring hope, give life and make a real difference in children’s lives. In the spring of 2015 we just completed our first pilot program [...]

By |2015-10-12T18:20:16+00:00October 12th, 2015|Kids in Crisis Updates|0 Comments

A Kid in Crisis – Miracles Story

On a recent trip to rural Nicaragua, my path crossed with many children who have mental and or physical disabilities. Unlike medical care available in the United States for children who face these kinds of challenges, the patchwork medical system of Nicaragua and other Third World nations provides a stark contrast. While help is sometimes [...]

By |2016-10-13T19:32:56+00:00February 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kids in Crisis Partners with Community Leaders

About three years ago, an impoverished community in Nicaragua was touched for the first time by Feed My Starving Children’s food program. The squatter’s community consisted of displaced families who set up black plastic bags for shelter in an area where there was no discernible sanitation system. Heavy plastic bags sheltered the families from the [...]

By |2016-10-13T19:32:56+00:00February 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pillowcase Dresses

We’re back from our trip and had a wonderful experience.  The dresses were a HUGE hit among the little girls and even some of the older ones, which surprised me, were very interested. The pillow dresses were made by ladies at a senior center - A great example of everyone doing their part and helping [...]

By |2016-10-13T19:32:56+00:00February 19th, 2015|Kids in Crisis Updates|0 Comments

A Former Reluctant To Adopt Husband

This post is a little lengthy, but I thought some of you would get a kick out of seeing some of my journey in regards to adopting special-needs children. Four years ago I was interviewed by a friend, Anthony Salem about adoption from a man’s perspective. A lot has happened in the last four years, [...]

By |2016-10-13T19:32:57+00:00January 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Letter to Lily

Monday, was my daughter Lily’s seventh birthday. It’s hard to believe that the once frail little 2 year old china orphan was placed in my arms, only weighing 14 lbs, is now a thriving ball of energy. Here is a letter I wrote to her on her birthday. Dear Lily Over the past four years [...]

By |2016-10-13T19:32:57+00:00January 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments