NBC News Covers 2014 Event!

On December 23, 2014, local NBC affiliate, Channel 4 Los Angeles, covered the Kling Street Kids event.  Honorary Mayor of Toluca Lake, Fritz Coleman, who is also the top weather reporter at KNBC, spoke very kindly of the group after the segment. Thanks to reporter Angie Crouch for coming by to visit!

Entire story here:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Kling-Street-Kids-Raise-Money-for-Charity-at-Christmas–286736961.html

2010 Event Raised Over $21,178 !!

Our 2010 Event

Thanks to the children’s efforts and your support, the Kling Street Kids outdid themselves in December 2010 and raised a remarkable $21,178.01 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles! That nearly doubles last year’s amount raised of $10,893.20 and beats the record set in 2007 by 68% ($12,577.26) This amount includes $1,400 in direct contributions in honor of Michelle Nicastro, but does NOT include the over 28 contributions sent directly to Children’s Hospital in honor of Michelle and/or The Kling Street Kids.

Cady & Callie Stark with the 2010 Total

After 9 years, this brings the total raised directly by the kids (for kids) to $76,864.82!

The amount raised was able to grow due to over $800 in direct Vendor donations / contributions from Starbucks of Toluca Lake, Trader Joes, Red Barn Feed, FedEx/Kinkos, Flowers Talk and priceless silent auction items from Jelly Kats, Flowers Talk, Frank’s Restaurant, Mucho Mas Restaurant, Fast Frame, Sharky’s, Avon, Toyota and many other friends of the Kling Street Kids.

In addition, over $2,500 of the event expenses were directly underwritten by several families so that every cent of the $21,178.01 could go directly to the hospital.

In addition to all of the money, the kids were responsible for delivering 156 “adopted” Beanie Babies and over $1,500 worth of other donated toys to the hospital on Christmas Eve.

The hospital is thrilled and thanks everyone who helped make this the best year ever.

We are hoping that your kids can participate again this December for the 10th annual event.

Thanks for all of your help in making this such a big success!

Photos from December 2010

Actor Jason Ritter stops by to adopt a Beanie Baby

Here are a few photos of the kids and special guests who came by to support their efforts on December 23 and 24, 2010 (click on each image to see it in larger form):

156 Beanie Babies toys were adopted and delivered to Children's Hospital

156 Beanie Babies toys were adopted and delivered to Children's Hospital

TV actress Sarah Shahi (Life and Fairly Legal) gets a glitter tattoo!

Actress Sarah Shahi (Life and Fairly Legal) gets a glitter tattoo!

Councilman Tom LaBonge presents an award from the City of Los Angeles

Event December 23 and 24, 2010

This year’s Kling Street Kids event happens on Thursday, December 23rd from 8:00am – 2:30pm, and on Friday December 24th from 8:00am – 12:30pm. Join us on Kling Street in Toluca Lake, between Cahuenga Blvd and Ledge Ave for the 9th annual event!

All proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. We’ll be selling Starbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme donuts, hot chocolate, pizza and gifts. You can adopt stuffed animals, and we will deliver them to kids in the hospital December 24th.

Special Events this year:

  • Radio Disney and 102.7 KIIS FM will be on hand with their road crews on December 23rd, playing music and giving away prizes.
  • Sledding: ten tons of snow will be delivered and sledding is open to everyone who wants to, for free.
  • Silent Auctions: bid for VIP tickets to the Lakers, Kings, Clippers and much more! Bidding closes 12/24 at 12:30.
  • Glitter Tattoos: These Christmas-themed tattoos are a new addition and are sure to be a hit. They last 7 days!

Thanks to our Sponsors this year: Starbucks Coffee, 102.7 KIIS FM, FedEx Kinkos, Red Barn, Fast Frame, Ty, Mucho Mas restaurant, Sharky’s restaurant, the UPS Store, Frank’s restaurant, Trader Joe’s, the Union Ice Co, Radio Disney, Jelly Cat, Flower Talk.

In 2002, four Toluca Lake kids decided to hold a bake sale for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Since then, the small charity has turned into a highly anticipated fundraiser for Toluca Lake with over 30 active members from 5-18 years old. What kids can do when they put their minds to it is amazing, and it is shown through Kling Street Kids.

Thanks to you, we have raised over $55,000 in the past eight years! See you Thursday and Friday!