Kids Helping Kids Sacramento

We Believe Learning is Best by Doing and Doing is Best by Serving Others.

aka KHK   |   Fair Oaks, CA   |


Our Mission is to empower students to make a difference from the classroom to the community by making an impact in the lives of children both locally and globally.

Ruling year info


Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Grace Freese

Main address

4925 Dewey Dr

Fair Oaks, CA 95628 USA

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NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (P11)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Single Organization Support (T11)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping Kids hopes to serve underserved children by providing them with care and services to help them in any way possible. Specifically, we serve 4 main populations. Our Pediatric Cancer Population serves children and their families suffering from pediatric cancer. Our College Bound Population seeks to level the academic playing field for homeless, foster care, and at-risk youth who have gotten through High School and have gotten into college but cannot get basic supplies due to their financial difficulties. Our Global population is based in Mumbai, India, and Managua Nicaragua, and helps children sold into sex trafficking. Finally, our Elementary School Population provides tutoring to children at Carmichael Elementary School, a title one school in the San Juan Unified School District.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pediatric Cancer Population

We support children battling pediatric cancer and their families by providing financial resources during their medical treatment. We aid families in paying for expenses which are directly caused by the massive cost of treatment for their child.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

This year, our goal is to provide for all our populations. This past year, we had to cut our operations short due to coronavirus and we were unable to provide to our College Bound Population. However, we were able to partner with Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance and allocate $50,000 to our Pediatric Cancer Population. Our goal for this year is to continue to partner with Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance and once again provide them with $50,000 to help 100 families pay for outlying costs that do not directly involve treatment. Our goal for our College Bound Population is to host our College Bound Golf Tournament with the hopes of raising $40,000 to provide each student with a laptop computer and a $300 Target Shopping shopping spree to acquire dormitory essentials for college. We hope to allocate $10,000 dollars to our partnerships with Bombay Teen Challenge and Love Light and Melody to provide for our Global Populations. For our Elementary School Population, we are unable to do our normal operations due to be shut down by Corona Virus, but we have expanded our garden Project on their campus with the goal of having fresh vegetable so students return and can have an active garden to encourage students to lead healthy diets. We also hope to expand our tutoring to include zoom tutoring for middles schools in our area of operation.

Outside of the 4 main populations Kids Helping Kids serves, we also serve our Grant and Aid program and our Music Advancement Program. Grant and Aid serves children who do not fall under a certain population but still require financial support. Our Goals for our Grant and Aid is to continue to serve children throughout the school district. Our Performance And Visual Entertainment is new as of last year, and seeks to serve children who are interested in the arts but do not have the financial ability to acquire instruments or gain exposure in the area. By partnering with local music stores, we hope to provide instruments to students at a discounted cost to students in the area. Our goal for this year is to fully implement this program and encourage students to get invested in the arts.

Overall, our Goal is to empower students to make a measurable impact in the lives of undeserved children.

Throughout the fiscal year, Kids Helping Kids hosts several events with the intent to raise money for our populations. The events we hope to host this year include our raffle event 'Stomp Out Pediatric Cancer", our "Dutch for the Arts", our performance-based "Sac's Got Talent", our concert-like "PAVE the way for the Arts", and our signature golf tournament "College Bound Classic".

Stomp Out Pediatric Cancer is a new raffle event where students create teams of 8 adults that buy raffle tickets to win an exclusive Wine and Dine event that includes a Limo drive to Rombauer Winery, where the winner and their seven friends participate in an elite wine tasting, then take the limo to one of the top restaurants in Northern California and have an exclusive dinner with all expenses paid. This event will directly fund our Pediatric Cancer Population.

Each event raises money for our populations that we hope to serve. Both our Dutch Bros Raffle and PAVE the way for the Arts raise funds directly for our Performance And Visual Arts Education population. During the month of November, Kids Helping Kids hosts a raffle in which students sell tickets for an exclusive Dutch Bros card where the winner receives one free medium drink per week for a year. The Evening for the Arts is a concert style event held at the Capitol where local artists of all backgrounds can showcase their skills and auction art with the sole purpose of raising money for local art programs.

Sacs Got Talent allows Local musicians to showcase their musical talents in a talent show, where the winner gets the opportunity to play or perform at the Evening for the Arts. At this event, students host a small live auction, announce the winner for the Dutch Bros Raffle, and provide students in the area the opportunity to advance their musical career. All proceeds from this event support our Grant and Aid program.

The College Bound Classic Golf Tournament is held annually at the Serrano Country Club, and hosts 144 business professionals and executives who come to support the College Bound Population through multiple events, including a live auction, hole for one and longest drive competition, and hole sponsors. Students run and host all events, and are responsible for raising all funds. This provides them with practical experience they can use later in life.

Finally, students develop and enhance their practical business skills and experience by participating in the Kids Helping Kids Advancement Team. This team encompasses both professional pitches to large corporations and grant writing through organizations. This team helps students advance their professional speaking and writing skills while generating the largest source of no-cost revenue for Kids Helping Kids. Some businesses we have partnered with in the past include Raley’s, Wells Fargo, Zenith Agriculture Solutions, and Albertsons.

Kids Helping Kids is both locally and nationally recognized as a top-tier organization. After competing in the SVP fast pitch competition, we were recognized as the number one nonprofit in the Sacramento region. We were also recognized as the number one student-run nonprofit after competing in the Students Advancing Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition. Achieving these awards would not be possible if we could not demonstrate our ability to make a true difference both locally and globally.
In the past 8 years of operation, Kids Helping Kids has raised over $900,000 for our various populations. Every year, we have seen a steady increase in profits, starting with $30,000 in our first fiscal year, and reaching $120, 000 in the past year despite not being able to complete our year and host our College Bound Classic Golf Tournament. Even though our organization has been faced with the challenge of COVID-19, our students this year have created a new and innovative business approach, hosting and planning new events and adapting to the obstacles COVID-19 has thrown our way. Every day, students spend time thinking of new and creative ways to generate money with our plethora of new challenges.

Each year, Kids Helping Kids creates a team of the most talented kids at Del Campo High School. This year, Kids Helping Kids has created a team of 54 students, the largest team we have had to date. Led by the specially crafted Senior Management Team, Kids Helping Kids runs now as a fully functioning digital and in person business. We believe we have full capability to reach our goal and exceed our expectations. We fully expect to break the $1,000,000 total raised mark by the end of this year. By changing some ways we operate, we have already seen profits barely a month into operation.

When it comes down to it, our results will come directly from the drive and motivation of the students in Kids Helping Kids. Every one of the fifty four students that are a part of this program have already demonstrated immense motivation and a strong desire to serve children in need.

Since our founding in January of 2012, we have raised over $920,000 for underserved children locally and globally. Since we began, we have constantly been innovating new business practices and expanding our outreach to more populations and communities. We have held events such as our Signature Gala that have raised over $80,000 in one night for our Pediatric Cancer Population, our College Bound Classic Golf Tournament that raised $45,000 for our College Bound Population, and much, much more. We have always strived to support underserved children in any way we can, and we have helped over 2,700 children since our start 8 years ago.

This year, we will continue to support our populations despite the challenges faced by COVID 19. Even though we are barely 1 month into our operations of this year, we have already seen profit through our Stomp Out Pediatric Cancer event, and our predictions for our Dutch Bros Raffle are at an all time high. A group of students have taken the extra time during quarantine to entirely remodel a garden at Carmichael Elementary school so students will have a hands-on learning environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle while teaching life-lab curriculum. We have expanded our Performing And Visual Arts Education Population, and have set plans to fully activate and support the population this year. We have adapted to COVID-19 and have changed our practices to not only maintain our fundraising, but to increase it dramatically.

Despite numerous challenges that have forced us to change practices, one thing has remained constant: our desire to serve. Every year, students have worked tirelessly to support our constantly growing populations. And every year, students have seen results that reflect an extremely hardworking and efficient organization. This year, all 54 students have demonstrated their drive and desire to serve, and we fully expect to raise record high funds for this year.


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Kids Helping Kids Sacramento

Board of directors
as of 09/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Darrin Gross

Kim Tucker

Impact Foundry

Michael Flaharty

L5 Investments

Anthony Gibson

Vault Labs

Saul Hernandez

San Juan Education Board

Reed Baumgarten