TINY TODDLERS WITH BIG HEARTS HOST A ONE-DAY FARMERS MARKET TO RAISE 7K FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Local preschoolers from the Carrollton Early Childhood PTA are thinking outside of the sandbox and impacting our community as they prepare for their third annual North Texas Kidsgiving Day scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2022.
As a precursor to North Texas Giving Day, Sept. 22, Kidsgiving Day is an event dedicated to teaching kids about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and giving back to the community.
The Carrollton Early Childhood PTA’s youngest members (with their parent assistants) will be setting up their very own lemonade-stand-style booths and selling a variety of products from cotton candy and hot dogs to homemade bows, handmade greeting cards, Texas-size treats, and more.
Proceeds raised will be dedicated to enriching early childhood programming including CECPTA’s Preschool Community Development Grant, community gatherings for families, and outreach service opportunities that benefit the greater Carrollton area.
Additionally, donations will benefit two community partners – Carrollton-Farmers Branch Education Foundation and Metrocrest Social Services.
“These ‘kidpreneurs’ might be petite, but the power of community giving will be off the charts,” said Joylynn Huynh Ngo, CECPTA President. “This year, we hope to maximize our success by centralizing our efforts into one market-themed location that we have dubbed the ‘Petite Farmers Market.’”
The event will be located at the Castle Hills Village Shops, 2540 King Arthur Blvd, Lewisville, TX 75056, from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Come to support your community; stay for the fun, food, and entertainment! In the spirit of community, PLAY Lewisville on Wheels will be on-site hosting recreational games and activities alongside other family-friendly outdoor entertainment.
"Charitable giving is a skill that grows with practice,” said Sarah Hess, a mom of five and co-founder of Kidsgiving in 2020. “We as parents need to create purposeful opportunities to model it for our children. Kidsgiving Day is unique because it allows our children to practice this skill in a meaningful way thanks to the platform North Texas Giving Day provides non-profit organizations in North Texas.”
Last year, the "kidpreneurs" raised over $5,000 and caught the attention of several local businesses who matched their efforts, significantly increasing the total for community giving. Over five hundred CECPTA families, friends, neighbors, community members, and even police officers from the Carrollton Police Department showed up in support.
“Dedication, commitment, and enthusiasm for and from our 'kidpreneurs' push our entire organization," said CECPTA Vice President Molly Salomon. “I could not be prouder of how our kids uplift the community to join in our shared effort.”
For more information on Kidsgiving Day on Saturday, September 17, visit www.cecpta.org/kidsgiving-day.