Every year Kid City participants plan and organize “Splash of LA,” a family festival and fundraiser to end the summer program. The festival features freshly made pupusas and other delicious food, live entertainment, games and activities for all ages, including a dunk tank, a bouncy house and much more! But why Splash of LA?
Splash develops leadership: six leadership teams headed by Kid City "old-timers" met weekly
- Sponsorship: writes letters, canvasses neighborhood businesses
- Publicity: paints signs, writes press release, publicizes event
- Performance: coordinates auditions, performances, stage
- Food: recruits cooks, coordinates donations of food
- Activities: supervises dunk tank, bouncy house, craft booth, etc.
- Games: designs and builds carnival type games, organizes prizes
Splash increases visibility: Sponsorship team contacted 60 local businesses & 20 non-local companies
- No entrance fee meant all activities were available to everyone
- Food was priced so everyone could afford something
- Neighborhood families came to play, eat lunch, enjoy music
- Colorful signs and music welcome passersby
- Invitations posted in local newsletters and social media
- Participants showed their Kid City pride with colorful shirts
- Kid City band and other performers rock the parking lot!
Splash builds community: 60 student & 15 adult volunteers, 10 parents and hundreds of guests
- College students return for a day to help and reconnect!
- Kid City staff meet parents and younger siblings
- Older participants build lasting relationships with newcomers
- Supporters meet friends, volunteers, and kids
- Daycare families, families from the neighborhood stop by
- Over 1500 volunteer hours to prepare
Splash increases volunteer support, and raises money!
- All food sold was DONATED by parents!
- Over 300 home-made pupusas sold
- Students sell raffle tickets - grand prize: Apple watch or iPad!
- Over $2500 raised — after expenses!
Best part? We celebrate the end of summer with the entire community!
Please support our neighborhood partners: First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, Councilmember José Huizar, the South Park BID, United Parking and: