2014 Outstanding Youth Group: Parker Kids’ Club

Congratulations to the Parker Kids’ Club, a self-organized service group of 21 young philanthropists, for receiving the 2014 Outstanding Youth Group Award, presented by National Philanthropy Day Colorado. They were recognized with this honor on Nov. 14, 2014, for their efforts to raise funds and awareness for Hunger Free Colorado and other local nonprofits.

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TJ Berry, a fourth-grader from Parker, Colo., founded the Kids’ Club in May 2013 with a goal to fundraise and bolster awareness for our organization because, as he says, “no kid in Colorado should be hungry.” Since then, the club has grown to 21 members and has raised nearly $2,500 for Hunger Free Colorado, in addition to increasing community awareness about the issue of hunger. Their activities have included lemonade and food stands, garage sales, movie nights, a bowl-a-thon, and most recently, a Halloween dog walk.

The Parker Kids' Club recognized as Colorado's outstanding youth group for 2014. (Photo credit: National Philanthropy Day Colorado)

Some of the Parker Kids’ Club with the award recognizing them as Colorado’s outstanding youth group for 2014. (Photo credit: National Philanthropy Day Colorado)

This group of young philanthropists is a true inspiration to community members, and their passion and dedication activate other children and adults to get involved. They have even inspired another child, who learned about TJ and the Kids’ Club activities, to host her own fundraising lemonade stand for Hunger Free Colorado in June 2014.

The Kids’ Club exemplifies service to others, and each member serves as a role model for others with their passion, compassion and action to make a difference. They show that anyone can be a part of the solution, regardless of age, and that your actions can help create positive change for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

The entire team at Hunger Free Colorado is not only thankful for their support and dedication to an issue that affects so many in our state but also inspired and humbled. We’re thrilled that the Parker Kids’ Club have been awarded the Outstanding Youth Group Award for National Philanthropy Day!



About Michelle Ray

Michelle is the Director of Communications for Hunger Free Colorado.


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