About Us (well, really about me - Calen)
Hello, my name is Calen and I started CalenForKids in 2011. Please allow me to share my story...
One day when I was just over seven years old, I decided to organize my closet and sort through my stuffed animals. I decided to give most of them away to children who don’t have any to cuddle with. My parents were so proud of me, and we talked about all of the other things children often go without.
I came up with the idea to start my own charity for less fortunate kids, and my Mom helped me put it all together. I thought it would be great to encourage other children to join the cause as well; and so I began giving presentations in my classroom and eventually district wide. My organization grew into school wide canned food drives, warm winter clothing drives, as well as collecting basic toiletries and other essentials that many families need on a daily basis.
Through Calenforkids.org, we have helped hundreds of families over the last decade or so. Please help me continue my mission of supporting less fortunate children and their families throughout our community. All donated items must be in good condition, and will be given to those in need of our help. Your donations mean so very much to these families that have so very little.
Calen Knight - Founder
"You are never too small to make a big difference!"