Kids For Kids Reception Photos

On a Sunday afternoon during the recent heat wave, a cool breeze ran through the back yard of Dr. Michele and Paula Del Vicario. Guests mingled on the lawn, enjoying music by Palos Verdes High School students, as a small army of colorful goats were on parade for all to enjoy. It was the perfect afternoon to celebrate the success of the Affinity Group’s unique fundraiser, Kids For Kids, raising more than $20,000 for Operation Teddy Bear!

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Affinity Group President De De Hicks, Kids For Kids Co-Chairs Jennifer Ryan Marshall and Sharon Ryan, and Volunteer Center President/CEO Sara Myers
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Kids For Kids Committee Members Cherri Olson, Jacky Mason and Francine Gamble

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Sponsor Sandra Sanders, RE/MAX Estate Properties, with John Jaacks
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Sponsor Tim Sullivan, CEO of ActivePDF, Inc., with Kids For Kids Co-Chair Sharon Ryan

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Bob Reid with Volunteer Center Board Members Shirley Starke-Wallace, Jean Adelsman, Lea Ann King and Betsy Brien
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Maury McCaffrey, Connie Kane, Pat Hartman, Jim Hartman and Francine Gamble

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“Met the Man, Shook his Hand!” from Palos Verdes High School
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Affinity Group President De De Hicks and Kids For Kids Committee Member Virginia Butler

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Artist Penny Kastagir with her “kid”
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Artist Mercedes Guzman with her “kid”

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Artist Margaret Lindsey with her “kid”
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Joy Gonzalez with her “kid”
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The afternoon’s hosts, Dr. Michele and Paula Del Vicario, with their adopted “kid”
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Sponsors Les Fishman and Virginia Butler with artist Maryam Abdelnaby with their “kid”
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Artist Jennifer Siegal with her “kid”
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Sponsor Sandra Sanders and Artist Margaret Lindsey
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Sara Myers, President/CEO of the Volunteer Center, speaks about Operation Teddy Bear
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Affinity Group President De De Hicks thanks all those involved with Kids For Kids

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“Kids” available for auction
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Child’s rocking chair hand painted by Penny Kastagir
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Artwork by Suzanne Kuuskmae and Linda Thompson available for auction
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Dave Diestal auctioning off a “kid”

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Auctioneer Dave Diestal points to the winning bidder of the stay at Terranea Resort, Sean Bennett of Bennett Landscape
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Artist Robin Bott holding her “kid” creation with Sponsor Shirley Starke-Wallace and Bob Reid
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Artist Dennis Sullivan with Sponsor Dianne Bozler
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Sponsors Les Fishman and Virginia Butler with the “kid” they adopted
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The Circus Goat by Kelly Lingel-Crowder, adopted by Bennett Landscape
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Sunshine by Leslie Chavez, adopted by Nancy and Charles “Skip” Collinge
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Van Goght by Maryam Abdelnavy, adopted by Virginia Butler and Les Fishman
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Collage by Vickie Myers, adopted by Susan and Ray Seager
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Black with Flowers by Penny Kastagir, adopted by Jean Adelsman
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G.O.A.T. (Get Out And Travel) by David Wolfram, adopted by An Uncommon Journey
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Poppy Power by Joy Gonzalez, adopted by Shirley Starke-Wallace
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Billy the Kid: Organic Weedeater by Don Crocker, adopted by Joyce Kochanowski