ABOUT KIDD's KIDS

ABOUT KIDD's KIDS

OUR FOUNDER

Kidd Kraddick founded Kidd’s Kids in 1991 with a dream to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who were dealing with life-altering or life-threatening conditions.

Initially, the program began as a bus ride to Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. Thanks to the volunteer efforts from our partners, donors, and medical professionals, along with the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show listeners’ willingness to embrace our mission, Kidd’s Kids has grown at an exponential rate.

Since 1991, the charity has sent over 1000 kids and their families on a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Our goal is to continue to grow that number each year.

OUR FOUNDER

Kidd Kraddick founded Kidd’s Kids in 1991 with a dream to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who were dealing with life-altering or life-threatening conditions.

Initially, the program began as a bus ride to Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. Thanks to the volunteer efforts from our partners, donors, and medical professionals, along with the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show listeners’ willingness to embrace our mission, Kidd’s Kids has grown at an exponential rate.

Since 1991, the charity has sent over 1000 kids and their families on a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Our goal is to continue to grow that number each year.

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HOPE AND HAPPINESS BY CREATING BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH LIFE-ALTERING OR LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS.

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HOPE AND HAPPINESS BY CREATING BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH LIFE-ALTERING OR LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS.

MEET THE FAMILY

caroline kraddick

CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER

Caroline is our ‘Chief Happiness Officer’! As the driving force and voice of the foundation, Caroline wants to spread the word about Kidd’s Kids to the world. Also, Caroline does one awesome Australian accent. You can check it out on her blog.

carolyn marks

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Carolyn lives for serving others. Dedicated to ensuring the foundation’s finances are guided correctly, her impressive wisdom and compassion are only matched by her nurturing heart. Carolyn is not only active within the organization, but is heavily involved in the DFW community. Also, you can’t hear Carolyn laugh without laughing yourself. It’s infectious!

lyndsay kotzot

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

As the Director of Operations, Lyndsay handles the day-to-day working of Kidd’s Kids and functions as the main contact for the organization. She draws her strength and purpose from the interactions with the kids and their families year round, and cherishes every moment spent with them. Also, Lyndsay is one fantastic hugger.

THE KIDD KRADDICK MORNING SHOW

Even after his passing in 2013, The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show has stayed committed to helping us live out the mission. The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show also supports Kidd’s Kids by dedicating one show each year to raising money for the trip. This is known as “Kidd’s Kids Day” and is a large source of our fundraising. The members of the cast also attend the trip each year and broadcast the show live from Walt Disney World. The kids and their families enjoy being able to ride rides and bond with cast members Kellie Rasberry, Big Al Mack, and Jose “J-Si” Chavez.

MEET THE FAMILY

caroline kraddick

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Caroline is the Chief Executive Officer here at Kidd’s Kids, but anyone who is around her knows she’s also the ‘Chief Happiness Officer’! As the driving force and voice of the foundation, Caroline wants to spread the word about Kidd’s Kids to the world. Also, Caroline does one awesome Australian accent. You can check it out on her blog.

carolyn marks

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Carolyn lives for serving others. Dedicated to ensuring the foundation’s finances are guided correctly, her impressive wisdom and compassion are only matched by her nurturing heart. Carolyn is not only active within the organization, but is heavily involved in the DFW community. Also, you can’t hear Carolyn laugh without laughing yourself. It’s infectious!

lyndsay kotzot

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

As the Director of Operations, Lyndsay handles the day-to-day working of Kidd’s Kids and functions as the main contact for the organization. She draws her strength and purpose from the interactions with the kids and their families year round, and cherishes every moment spent with them. Also, Lyndsay is one fantastic hugger.

THE KIDD KRADDICK MORNING SHOW

Even after his passing in 2013, The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show has stayed committed to helping us live out the mission. The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show also supports Kidd’s Kids by dedicating one show each year to raising money for the trip. This is known as “Kidd’s Kids Day” and is a large source of our fundraising. The members of the cast also attend the trip each year and broadcast the show live from Walt Disney World. The kids and their families enjoy being able to ride rides and bond with cast members Kellie Rasberry, Big Al Mack, and Jose “J-Si” Chavez.

CORE VALUES

FAMILY ABOVE ALL

We believe that family is more than blood. We are responsible for valuing every relationship and creating a family culture. We feel the pain, shoulder the burden, and lift the spirits of our internal and external family.

GIVE IT ALL

We give our all, so that we can give to all. There is no task beneath us and there is no challenge too great. We must ask what can we give, not what can we receive.

GOOD IN ALL

We bring hope and a positive outlook to each family who is facing a difficult situation. No matter how bad it may seem, we choose to keep lookin’ up.

LOVE TO ALL

We love to love. It is our greatest gift. We will always find joy in making a child smile. There is no personality too difficult and no condition too advanced to disqualify someone from being loved.

STRENGTH WITHIN ALL

We must possess the strength that others need when they are weak. This internal strength fuels the actions that are in the best interest of the organization, which in turn is always in the best interest of the children and families.

CORE VALUES

FAMILY ABOVE ALL

We believe that family is more than blood. We are responsible for valuing every relationship and creating a family culture. We feel the pain, shoulder the burden, and lift the spirits of our internal and external family.

GIVE IT ALL

We give our all, so that we can give to all. There is no task beneath us and there is no challenge too great. We must ask what can we give, not what can we receive.

GOOD IN ALL

We bring hope and a positive outlook to each family who is facing a difficult situation. No matter how bad it may seem, we choose to keep lookin’ up.

LOVE TO ALL

We love to love. It is our greatest gift. We will always find joy in making a child smile. There is no personality too difficult and no condition too advanced to disqualify someone from being loved.

STRENGTH WITHIN ALL

We must possess the strength that others need when they are weak. This internal strength fuels the actions that are in the best interest of the organization, which in turn is always in the best interest of the children and families.

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