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Claire Maultsby has been helping us identify hospitals that would like to receive “movie libraries.” If you would like to learn how you can contribute to this endeavor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire is an 11 year old from Rockingham, North Carolina. She is in the 6th grade at Rockingham Middle School where she is a member of the National Junior Beta Club and NC All-State Chorus. She enjoys singing, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family. She is currently the reigning Princess of America’s Preteen Miss North Carolina and will compete for the title of Preteen Princess of America this summer. Her passion to bring joy to the lives of kids during times of sickness began when her close friend was hospitalized. During her visits to the hospital, she grew concerned that many of the kids had nothing to do. This led her to reach out to Kid Flicks.
Dear Friends of Kid Flicks,
It is our 12 year anniversary! In May 2002, we realized we had a lot of movies our family no longer watched. We donated our tapes to the Pediatric Oncology Department of a local hospital where a friend of ours had been treated for Leukemia. When we dropped off our donations, the Child Life Specialist told us, “Movies are the first thing kids ask for when they are in the hospital.” That very day, Kid Flicks was born!
To date, we have donated 75,000 movies to 750 hospitals across the United States and South Africa. Each hospital receives a “movie library” of 100 assorted films that appeal to toddlers through teenagers. Since 2002, hardly a week has gone by that we have not received movie donations from individuals, families, movie studios, production companies, schools, temples, churches, Girl Scout Troops, and other organizations.
With our continued appreciation,
Lexi, Romi, Marni, and Berni Barta
During the month of February Kid Flicks sent 1,300 DVDs to 13 new hospitals. Every week we receive DVD donations from families, schools, movie studios, production companies, churches, synagogues, Girl Scout Troops and other organizations.
Special “shout outs” for major donations in February go to: Lakeside Elementary School in Coppell, Texas; The Magical Peacocks Kindergarten class at Village School in Campbell, California; Gathering Place Church in Powary, California; St. James the Apostle School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; and Lucy Damsker of Furlong, Pennsylvania, who collected DVDs to donate at her 8th birthday party!
Berni Barta of Kid Flicks will be featured on Giada at Home on the Food Network Saturday, April 13 (8:30 a.m. PT; 11:30 a.m. ET and Monday, April 15 noon PT; 3:00 ET). In this special show, entitled Ladies Empowerment Lunch, Giada de Laurentis honors three women who are doing amazing things for others by hosting a luncheon for them. Be inspired and pick up great recipes! The menu features pan-fried salmon with green Goddess Tzatziki, Quinoa Salad with roasted eggplant and apples, and iced tea with berries, melon and mint!
Where do YOU want our next Movie Library to go???
Kid Flicks is compiling the list of upcoming Children’s Hospitals and Pediatric Departments to send DVDs to, and we want to give our supporters the opportunity to tell us where they want the DVDs to go first for the upcoming holiday season! Email us at email@example.com with the name of a Children’s Hospital, and if we haven’t sent to the hospital in the past we will add it to the top of our list!!!