Simply Because Someone Cared
When you make a decision to say YES to our youth, you may not understand the magnitude of your impact in the moment. When you say YES to Kids in the Spotlight, you may not understand the domino effect it will create.
What started with a Father's Day fundraiser to spend the day on the set of Modern Family with our amazing ambassador, Ty Burrell, turned into something much greater than we could have ever imagined.
Mark Maxey, the winner of the fundraiser for TyBurrell/Phil Dunphy to be Honorary Dad for a Day, found an even BIGGER yes after his initial support. Welcoming KITS to the Washington West Film Festival, Mark's support far exceeded our wildest dreams.
Since 2016, we have been able to experience taking our youth to the #WWFF, where we've been able to showcase their films and broaden their exposure to the film community. For some, it's been their first time on a plane, something so many of us take for granted. On top of that, the Washington West team has raised roughly $34,000 for KITS! And look, this year, one of our youth is pictured on the flyer!
These experiences help confirm that story can change the world, that our youth's stories deserve to be told and that they're changing the world with their films.
We're so humbled by the love Washington West shows KITS and we can't wait for this year's trip!