The employees of Leominster Credit Union donated $350 to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kids by holding a “Jeans Day”. Throughout the year, employees pay to wear jeans to work and the funds raised are donated to various organizations.
Kylee McCumber is eleven years old and a fifth grader at Southeast School in Leominster, MA. In September of 2012 she started Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz to help children who did not have enough food at home on the weekends.
Maila Berry of Leominster Credit Union was at a Montachusett Area Rotary Club meeting the day Kylee and her grandmother were the guest speakers. Maila was so impressed with this young girls drive and caring spirit that she returned to LCU and proposed Kylee’s organization be put on the list as a recipient of a Jeans Day. Naturally the employees jumped on board.
Currently Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kiz provides food every weekend for children in the Leominster public school system. Each Friday the children receive a kare kit that includes cereal, juice, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, macaroni & cheese, Chicken noodle soup, Chef Boyardee or Spaghettios products, granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers…. The contents of the kare kits vary week to week depending upon what they can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week.
If you would like contribute contact Kylee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz 68 Main Street #564 Leominster, MA 01453.