Kids Helping Kids (KHK) members are ready to go back into the kitchen for a nineth season of Thanksgiving bread baking. Last year, KHK baked and sold over 2,300 pumpkin breads and through donations were able to hand deliver several hundred breads to people in need for Thanksgiving.
This year, they once again hope to outdo themselves by selling their beautifully presented nut-free pumpkin breads at $10 a loaf. All profits will go to fund future Kids Helping Kids projects.
Kids Helping Kids members will bake, package and sell the breads—a collaboration with over 80 volunteers. The volunteers consist of middle and high school students from over 25 different schools. “I’ve participated in six bread bakes and it is my favorite KHK project,” says Jordan Benzaken, a senior at Westhill High. “We all have so much fun baking the hundreds and hundreds of loaves of bread and packaging them all in one crazy night. For me the annual bake represents the beginning of the holiday season and a chance to give something special to my community. The bread bake is also KHK’s biggest fundraising event so its success is very important to us.”
The bread bake will take place on Friday, November 17 continuing until Wednesday, November 22.
Kids Helping Kids volunteers will be selling to friends and family, but breads will also be available for purchase at three local destinations:
- Athlete’s Source, 1097 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Fri-Tues 10-6pm, Sun 11-5pm
- St. Luke’s School, 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan, Mon. 8-3pm
- The Dojo, 1030 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Fri-Tues 2-6pm, Sat 10-1pm.
- Stamford Toy Store, 970 High Ridge Road, Stamford
Breads can be pre-order for purchase or for donation to a family in need by visiting the KHK website: http://www.kidshelpingkidsct.org/thanksgiving-bread-drive/.
KHK will hand deliver donated bread on Nov. 22 at Inspirica, Woodland Place from 10-12pm and at the Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street, Stamford.
About KHK: Kids Helping Kids (KHK) is a non-profit organization whose mission is developing leadership skills through youth-led service projects. We empower students to take their passion and turn it into action to make a difference in the lives of other kids! Kids Helping Kids’ programs are unique because every project is inspired, developed, and led by its youth members. To find out more, visit www.KidsHelpingKidsCT.org or email Info@KidsHelpingKidsCT.org.