Tomorrow is Kidd’s Kids Day. After nearly 25 years of attending the Kidd’s Kids trip as a friend to the kids and later, an unofficial volunteer, I’m now on the other side.
Even though I’m the original Kidd’s Kid, I’m not sure I ever saw myself in this place. It’s almost surreal to now be running the charity I’ve literally been involved with since birth. Kidd’s Kids has always been a part of my life and I always knew it would be. My dad founded the charity in honor of his baby and now it’s my baby. And I see it differently now.
We always talk about what the Kidd’s Kids trip does for the kids and how it helps them. Attending the trip for so many years, I’ve seen it first hand. But what about the parents? I’m not sure if it’s because I’m older or because I’m involved in the decision-making now, but since taking over the charity, I’m seeing what it does for the parents.