Splash of LA 2015 - better than ever!

Splash_15_sign.jpgEvery 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

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  •   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

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  •  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 

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  •   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!      

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  •   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:

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