Are you ready to join forces with Kids Helping Kids Sacramento the #1 student-run non-profit in the world and soulful singer-songwriter duo, JOHNNYSWIM to support families who are battling Pediatric Cancer?
With the heart of giving back, both Kids Helping Kids and JOHNNYSWIM have joined together for the 10th Annual Signature Benefit Gala to come alongside families to battle pediatric cancer. Join them in hopes of making an everlasting impact.
Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez met in Nashville, started writing songs together, fell in love and formed their band JOHNNYSWIM in 2005. Sudano is the daughter of the late disco and R&B Icon Donna Summer, and even spent summers as a backing vocalist on tour. But that's where the comparisons end. Both inherited strong musical influences from their parents and both were driven by a desire to chart their own path in music. Some of their recognizable successes include a television show dedicated to them on The Magnolia Network, performing along legendary rock musician Daryl Hall, as well as having their song “Home” be featured on HGTV’s hit series “Fixer Upper'' to name a few. Over the last 18 years, the duo sold out tour dates on multiple continents, performed on both the Today and Tonight Show’s, earned acclaim from NPR to Rolling Stone, and have gathered over 500,000 monthly Spotify streams.
"LEARNING IS BEST BY DOING, AND DOING IS BEST BY SERVING OTHERS"
Kids Helping Kids is a nonprofit corporation made up of empowered students who make a difference from the classroom to the community by investing in the lives of children in need locally and globally.
WHO WE ARE
Kids Helping Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation run entirely by junior and senior high school students in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento organization was founded in 2012. Everything we accomplish, including this website, is completed by the work of high school students with the mentorship of generous individuals.
WHAT WE DO
Kids Helping Kids serves four populations along with unique grant and aid cases. Locally, our arts, tutoring, and gardening programs help kids in our community thrive. Our college-bound program helps foster at-risk youth with their transition into college. We also provide financial aid to families whose children are fighting cancer. On a global scale, 10% of our annual income is donated to the organization Love, Light and Melody, which provides Nicaraguan children with food, clothes, shelter, and education. Last year we raised approximately $146,000 to fund individual causes, assist global efforts, and start unique local projects through business partnerships and our signature benefit gala.
WHY WE DO IT
While each student has a unique passion that fuels their enthusiasm for what we do as an organization, everyone involved has a devotion to helping others and learning about the functioning of a nonprofit. The skills that we are able to learn in the classroom are applied to make a tangible, lasting difference in the real world by supporting our four populations. Regardless of their position in the organization, each member is able to make a significant impact and receives an experience that can never be paralleled by any lesson taught in a classroom.
Laura Noble served as the founding CEO for Kids Helping Kids Sacramento, helping lead a team of students to host the first-ever gala and raise over 60,000 dollars in the organization's first year. Since graduating from Del Campo High School in 2013, Laura studied at Oregon State University, receiving degrees in Management, Sustainability, and International Business. She now works for Amazon, leading the worldwide prime's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy.
"MY LIFE CHANGED THE MINUTE I STARTED WORKING WITH THE TEAM"
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FUNDS RAISED SINCE 2012
Students Serving in 2023
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