On November 16th Kid Rock put on a great performance at the Fillmore for fans in our nation's capital. The following local charities were recipients of support in Silver Spring, MD.
The Family Place
Teodula first came to The Family Place in 2006 with her two daughters Heyshel and Yadira. The Family Place is a center which provides educational and support services to low-income families in order to help them survive and thrive in order to create a better life for themselves and their children. Teodula received counseling for domestic violence and attended parenting classes. In 2007 Heyshel was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia at 2 years old. Teodula's husband left her a year after hearing the diagnosis. The Family Place helped Teodula and Heyshel get through the years of chemotherapy and now Heyshel, 6 years old, is in remission, but continues to receive treatment to make sure the cancer does not return.
Half of the funds will go directly to the family for her continued support and wellbeing. The other half of the funds will go to support the Early Childhood Education Program at The Family Place and to support the numerous other low-income families who go to the TFP for support on a daily basis.
So Kids Can
Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Elliot Segal of the "Elliot in the Morning" show teamed up to create the So Kids Can program, a fundraising initiative that benefits a different youth-focused, nonprofit organization each year. This year Mike, Elliot and other So Kids Can supporters partnered with KaBOOM! to raise money to build a Capitals-themed playground for an underserved community in the Washington, D.C., area. KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to saving play across the country and is best known for its all-volunteer, done-in-a-day playground builds. Once So Kids Can meets its fundraising goal and a site has been selected, Caps fans will be invited to take part in the playground construction.