Cruisin' for Coastal Kids--August
For the past 6 years, Coastal Kids Home Care has brought Touch-A-Truck into the community. The event has included more than 50 vehicles, food trucks, raffles, music, and and has grown from a grass roots effort to an eagerly anticipated community event. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to hold our event the way we envisioned.
BUT... in some ways, we believe this year's event is the most important one of all.
Each year, it is difficult for our sickest children to attend our events because of their health conditions. This year, we are bringing the event TO THEM. This event will bring awareness to the importance of taking precautions to protect kiddos like ours during these unprecedented times.
For more information on the event ... CLICK HERE
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Unfortunately, we will not be holding our usual Touch-A-Truck event this year due to COVID-19. However, we look forward to 2021 and we are excited to introduce "Cruisin' for Coastal Kids" as our 2020 "NO" Touch-A-Truck. See above for more information!
Touch-A-Truck is a fall tradition and the signature fundraiser for Coastal Kids Home Care. The event includes over 50 vehicles, food trucks, music and more. Children and adults can clamber into a fire engine, explore a bulldozer and climb behind the wheel a big rig. They can learn about CPR, build a toy vehicle, enjoy carnival games all while enjoying tasty treats.
The event has grown from a small grass roots effort to an eagerly anticipated community event attracting over 1,000 kids and kids at heart. Proceeds from Touch-A-Truck benefit Coastal Kids Home Care--our areas only provider of in-home medical, social service and therapy visits to children living with illness and injury in our community.
Check out this awesome video from a couple years ago to see what this event is all about!
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Wear Jeans 4 Rare Genes--February LEAP DAY
Did you know that the last day in February is Rare Disease Day? And in 2020, Rare Disease Day falls on Leap Day (how rare is that?!). Fortunately, childhood disease is rare. But the truth is, rare diseases are a common occurrence at Coastal Kids Home Care. We take care of kids with rare genetic syndromes, rare congenital defects and rare childhood cancers. If you’d like to meet one rare and special kiddo you can meet Claire here. This February YOUR SCHOOL can help kids living with rare disease to have access to critical in-home services like… skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, palliative and end-of-life care through Coastal Kids.
Prior to our Outreach Specialist's position with Coastal Kids Home Care, Cassie was the 3rd grade teacher at Sacred Heart School in Salinas. As a school with uniforms, students looked forward to "Free Dress Days". As a way to raise money for local charities, SHS often has students "pay for free dress" by bringing $5 donations in. For Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September, SHS raised $1,234 on a “free-dress-Friday.” This February, we challenged local schools to do the same for Rare Disease Day by inviting them to wear their favorite denim and participate in our #WEARJEANS4RAREGENES fundraiser. Our two schools who fully embraced the #WEARJEANS4RAREGENES campaign surprised us greatly with their support. Palma High School in Salinas, CA raised $1,244 and St. John Vianney in San Jose, CA raised $2,944 ! We also had the People with Disabilities affinity group from Amazon donate $500 in support of our campaign. That brought us to a grand total of $4,688 for the day!!
If your child's school would like to participate in our #WEARJEANS4RAREGENES in February, please reach out to Outreach Specialist, Cassie Jimenez, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays--November/Decemeber
The holidays are special time at Coastal Kids Home Care. Each year, we have several organizations and members of the community come together to purchase gifts for ourCK families. We have been lucky enough to have established a "Holiday Gift Program" with the help of some awesome people in the community, but we need YOUR help. If you would like to donate or volunteer to help package gifts for delivery, please reach out to Outreach Specialist, Cassie Jimenez, at email@example.com !
You Cant Quarantine Kindness--April 2020
In April 2020, local kids tapped into their creativity to develop artwork around the theme "You Can't Quarantine Kindness." Overwhelmed by their talents and compassion, our team of judges chose five designs to sell in the CKHC online store.
Since launching COVID-19 response, friends of Coastal Kids Home Care --like you-- have purchased more than 150 t-shirts and sweatshirts and donated more than $15,000 toward home medical care for children with cancer and other serious-illness during COVID-19.
Artwork for kids, by kids.... what better way to highlight the bright side of these difficult times? THANK YOU to these young artists and the generous Coastal Kids family for honoring the brave kids we provide in-home nursing, therapy and counseling for every day.
If you still have not had a chance to order your favorite design or learn about the campaign, make sure to check it TODAY! Just click the link below.
# YOU CAN'T
Rio Resolution Run--Jan. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Five years ago, The Rio Grill took a chance on Coastal Kids Home Care. For five consecutive years, Coastal Kids Home Care was chosen as the beneficiary of Rio Grill's "Rio Resolution Run". This race featured an absolutely gorgeous course that includes trails, roads and stunning water vistas along the way. Since then, our partnership with the Rio Grill on this storied Resolution Run has raised both valuable funds and invaluable awareness of vital home health services to children living with illness and disability. You have made a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families.