Photo Flash: Broadway Kids Care Bake Sale
Broadway Kids Care (BKC), the organization of theater kids for kids (and others), hosted its 2nd annual Bake Sale. Kids from such Broadway shows as Mary Poppins, South Pacific, Gypsy, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and more, sold baked goods and handmade potholders in Fireman's Park (48th Street between Broadway and 8th Ave.) between their matinee and evening performances on Wednesday, August 6 (3:30 7:00 p.m.). Proceeds from the Bake Sale will benefit the UNICEF/Pampers One Pack = One Vaccine Program, an international initiative to protect women and babies from preventable disease.Kelly Gonda, founder of Broadway Kids Care and President of East of Doheny, feels "the best thing about BKC is that it allows the children to get together, become friends, have fun and do great things for others (and the parents get to know one another too)."
During its brief history, BKC's members have participated in a variety of charitable works. They have hosted Halloween and Easter events where they assembled gifts for the children of Freedom House, knitted scarves for the residents at the Lillian Booth Actor's Home, made peace/friendship bracelets for the troops in Iraq and created hats for children undergoing chemotherapy at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, among other projects. Future projects include a cook book, a calendar, Knitting Project 2008, a video pen-pal exchange with an orphanage in Nairobi and biggest of all, the Ghost Light Awards (information to follow at a later date!).
BKC's dream is to become a nationwide organization, and ultimately, a global one. For more information about Broadway Kids Care, visit their website at www.bwaykidscare.com.
The entire Broadway Kids Care group: children, parents and dogs included!