Sept. 22, 2008
-- Luke Barron began this grass roots effort in 2001 and since it has become a tradition to those children that join him each year in doing various events to gather new toys for children at Delray Full Service Center. Luke and his friends begin working in August and actively seek other friends who want to participate in a worthwhile experience.
"Each year I am amazed at how excited the kids get over small presents", Luke Barron now 12 years old. "These 3 year olds are so mannerable and I keep thinking that we may be able to make a difference in how these kids view the world." Luke said.
When I tell my friends that we need to start saving our change and asking our family and friends for toys, they pitch in and last year we were able to give away 700 toys, that was amazing.
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Luke Barron initiated the organization KidzHelpinKidz in 2001. This is a grass roots effort for a few children from middle class homes to buy toys and give them to under-priviledged kids in South Florida.