“Back to school carnival” event with Kids Charity of Tampa Bay!
On Saturday, August 7th the ladies of High Hopes in High Heels traveled to Brandon, Fl and had a back to school carnival for the children living at A Kids Place. The children ranged from 1-8, and all lived at the facility in one of the houses on the property. All the volunteers arrived at 9 to set up, the kids were so excited as they watched us through the windows, setting up all the games and activities. By the time 10am came, the kids were waiting to burst through their front door and start playing. We had several stations set up for the games, which included: football toss, bucket toss, can knock down and duck wars. They all played for prizes, which everyone came out a winner! We also had jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and bubbles they could enjoy! But the best activities enjoyed by all the kids were the giant bounce house, snow cone and popcorn machine donated by Robert. The kids also enjoyed getting a whip cream pie in the face, temporary tattoos and sliding down one of our slip n slides. The day offered many fun surprises and endless hours of enjoyment.
As the kids played, we prepared lunch for all the staff, volunteers and children. We served hotdogs, chips, grapes and a cold drink to everyone. After a delicious lunch, we had a “cupcake walk” and put a cupcake under everyone’s chair. As soon as the music stopped, everyone looked under their chair for their special treat!
As the day wrapped up, we had every child pick two toys from our toy box and gave them each a stuffed animal. We really had a special time with the kids; they were all so adorable and very grateful. Not only did all the kids have a great time, but the volunteers did as well!