making kids count

Making Kids Count Helps More in 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Making Kids Count served more than 6,000 children in the Mahoning Valley last year and increased some of its programs upward of 150%, the nonprofit announced Thursday.

Volunteers wrapped more than 8,500 diaper packages, delivered 600 bags of fresh groceries and collected 110,000 items including food, diapers, toys and toiletries. The organization also made 900 fleece blankets.

Among Making Kids Count’s programs, deliveries for the Summer Food Program increased 150%, distributions from its Diaper Bank rose 109% and there was a 60% increase in Comfort Kits distributed.

An expansion also took place at the nonprofit’s Boardman headquarters, where 1,200 square feet of space was added.

“We are constantly amazed by this community and seeing what we can all accomplish together. We could not have done any of these things without the support or our volunteers, donors, and supporters,” the organization said in its announcement.

Two fundraisers are planned for 2018. On March 23, Making Kids Count will host its annual Benefit Dinner at The Lake Club. Tickets are available here. And on Aug. 10, the nonprofit will hold its annual golf outing at Kennsington Golf Course.

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