PARKLAND, FL- Kids Care Club, the local high school led community service group, is organizing a Mother’s Day event for local women in need. Co-Presidents of the Kids Care Club, Charlie Khalil and Alexa Teo, started the Mother's Day Project in 2019. Last year, 250 totes were filled and donated to Women in Distress of Broward County and to homeless mothers served by Hope South Florida. This year, Kids Care Club has a goal of donating at least 400 totes to women in need. Totes will be distributed to Women in Distress, Hope South Florida for single mothers and Azora’s foundation for trafficked victims.

To date, Kids Care Club has donated 400 unfilled tote bags to the effort. Almost all the totes have been disbursed to be filled. Additional tote bags can be purchased at the dollar store if supplies run out. See below for a list of items to place in the bags.

List of mandatory full size items to be included in Mother's Day Totes include:

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  • Shampoo & Conditioner Brush
  • Body wash or soap
  • Body scrub
  • Body lotion
  • Loofah
  • Pack of Razors Shaving Cream
  • Nail Kit Nail Polish
  • Lip Balm
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush

Optional items include:

  • Body spray
  • Makeup
  • Hair accessories
  • Book or journal
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Note of encouragement

Co-Presidents Charlie Khalil and Alexa Teo are both high school seniors and are training other students to hand off the torch when they graduate in the Spring. Livi Teo, Jacob Brooks, and Maggie Goldstein are helping to lead the Mother's Day Project and will lead other projects in the future. 

Students participating will receive 2 volunteer hours per completed bag. Completed bags are due on or before April 30, 2020. Once bags are filled and ready for drop off please contact any of the following to arrange drop off:  heatherkhalil@gmail.com or taniateo@aol.com or 14alyb@gmail.com