Started by a 17 year old founder, Theresa Grzenia, in 2012 4 K.I.D.S Sake developed from the passion of a young girl who felt there was an unmet demand not being met to fulfill the needs of a staggering number of children in difficult situations.
Theresa was introduced to community service at a young age, volunteering side by side with her mother whom worked at a local food pantry as a supervisor as well as at countless local non profits from the beginning of Theresa’s youth. There were many times when she witnessed, in a saturation of organizations fulfilling such a wide range of needs for children, that so many were still falling through the cracks and weren’t able to receive the help they desperately needed. Theresa didn’t understand how in an entire network of organizations set out to assist these children there was still such a large amount of needs not being met. There are too many children and families going through a multitude of steps and organizations seeking assistance only to not fit the qualifications to have their request fulfilled. 4 K.I.D.S Sake was founded on the belief that services for children in need is incredibly dynamic we don’t believe that one child’s need should be taken at a different regard than another’s because after all, they are all children in need. After reaching out to supportive family and friends with an idea to change these flaws and fulfill the needs of children in difficult situations no matter what that need may be, the groundwork towards creating the foundation of 4 K.I.D.S Sake began.
To this day we have helped about 3,000 children with differing needs in a multitude of situations. Whether that means filling a request for a family that made a selfless choice to foster a family members 4 drug addicted then abandoned children for outdoor toys or a swing set as they were low income and received no assistance as they weren’t “official” foster parents or providing car seats as there are no official organizations that do just that either. We have filled requests for families with a child with a life threatening illness with other children in the family that can’t afford a birthday cake or a gift for that child.
4 K.I.D.S Sake believes that children are entirely unique and to fulfill such a wide range of these unmet needs we provide services for four key areas: Health & Wellness, Educational Richness, Financial Resourcefulness, and Happiness. We are very unique in what we do as we review every request on a case by case basis with the resources that we have. The needs are endless and we are here to fulfill every uncommon yet significant need that we can. Our goal is to help as many as we can so that no child in need will ever fall through the cracks