For the Kid in All of Us was founded in 2003 by a group of friends seeking to make a difference in their local community. Recognizing the staggering number of underprivileged children in the Atlanta area and in Georgia, the group sought not only to raise awareness of the growing problem, but also to lessen the struggles of families, caregivers and children during the winter holiday season.
What initially resulted from their vision and efforts was The Toy Party, an annual toy drive event where gays, lesbians, and the gay-friendly community in Atlanta could come together to support a cause that affects Georgia's needy and underprivileged children. In 2006, For the Kid in All of Us expanded its scope and added a second annual event, Backpack in the Park, a back-to-school benefit to collect backpacks and school supplies.
Since 2003, For the Kid in All of Us has distributed more than 35,000 toys and gift cards through The Toy Party, 7,100 backpacks filled with school supplies and gift cards through Backpack in the Park, and raised over $470,000 to donate to numerous agencies and organizations serving Georgia’s less fortunate.
For the Kid in All of Us is 100% volunteer organization. Incorporated in the State of Georgia, the organization is recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit, public charity under Section 501(c)(3).