WKid2Kid is a program that benefits St. Mary's Home. St. Mary's provides quality, specialized care within a homelike environment for children and adults with severe disabilities, so each person can achieve his or her fullest potential.
Kid2Kid was started by kids for the kids at St. Mary’s Home. Through Kid2Kid, children in Hampton Roads participate in activities by raising awareness and contributions that benefit St. Mary’s children. The real difference can be seen from one child to one child, one smile to one smile.
Current President - Sienna Frederic
Hi! My name is Sienna, I am currently a 10th grader at Norfolk Academy, where I play field hockey, soccer, and run track and field. I moved to the United States a little more than 4 years ago from Paris, France, and ever since I have lived in Virginia Beach, I have loved being a part of the Kid2Kid Club at St. Mary's!!! The rest of the officers, as well as our volunteers, are amazing at what they do and it is amazing to see the impacts we make on the home. We are so thankful for all of these opportunities and it is so sweet and makes use extremely happy to see that we are making all of these kids smile so hard.
Current Treasurer - Emersen Miller
Hi! My name is Emersen Miller and I’m a sophomore at Frank W. Cox High School. At Cox, I play field hockey and am the co-president/co-founder of the Cox Kid2Kid club! We started the club at Cox to raise awareness and get more people involved with this special organization. I have lived in Virginia Beach my whole life, and am very grateful to be apart of such a wonderful community. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to witness the growth of Kid2Kid and look forward to helping to reach even larger goals in the future!
Audio Books for St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
I have been a member of the Kid 2 Kid program at Saint Mary’s Home for Disabled Children for three years. As a student at Plaza Middle School, I understand the importance of community service. At our school they help us to be open-minded, reflective thinkers who care about our community.
One of the projects I worked on was reading children’s books on tape. Most of the kids at St. Mary’s usually have adults read to them. I think it must make them happy when another kid or someone their age reads to them. By reading these books I hope that the children who listen to them feel that someone cares about them. The whole reason the program is called Kid 2 Kid is because kids get a chance to help other kids and this peer interaction is valuable to both kids . This program has helped me to become more compassionate about helping others and helps me to understand why volunteering is so important.
Please call us at: (757) 460-4183 or email us at info@saintmarysKid2Kid.org
St. Mary's Kids Christmas Wish List !
If you are feeling generous this holiday season, please feel free to give a special gift to the kids at St. Mary's or The Alberno House.
Visit the wish list below for ideas!