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Driven by kids. What is Kidz for a Cause? A group of kids banding together to help kids in need. There's a board of directors and executive committee and they have organized a fundraising concert on March 15 at the Hawaii Theatre benefitting the friends of the Children's Justice Center of Oahu. All aspects of the show are done by kids. Emcee, backstage managing, marketing, tickets sales, etc. Charles Lavoie, Talent Director for Kidz for a Cause joins KITV4 News. He got started in KFAC when Nicki asked him to be a part of the concert at her house to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. There were only 28 people there and they raised over $1,100 for friends and family. Kidz for a Cause has grown to involving almost 200 kids across Oahu and through this concert will raise well over $50,000. Charles, as the talent director, was in charge of getting students to audition, which resulted in over 100 acts auditioning to be in the show. Kody, a ukulele virtuoso was one of the acts. They also had a rock band, ballroom dancers, singers, pianist and even an impersonator! It was an amazing show!
It was an amazing day of talent and heart. But the true reach of Kidz For A Cause, a fundraising talent concert put on by Oahu kids to help kids in need, astonished everybody involved. Why? When ticket sales from the March 15 concerts plus donations, which continued to pour in for weeks, were finally tallied, Kidz For A Cause had raised a whopping $100,000 for the Friends of the Children's Justice Center. Click on video below.
By Susan K. Sunderland, Midweek, Published February, 11, 2015 | Photos by Bodie Collins Hey, let’s put on a show! That has been the rallying cry of many movie and stage musicals since Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland’s famous scene in the 1937 film Babes in Arms. Whenever there is a need to fund a cause or campaign, someone comes up with the idea of putting on a show and inviting the neighbors. Fast forward to the 21st century, and the concept still works wonders. If you’re a kid impresario like 15-year-old Nicki Lee, it takes on a life of its own. In 2008, she first exclaimed, “Let’s put on a show!” as a third-grader at Hanahauoli School, proposing a community service project. Charles Lavoie, Nicki Lee, Megan Rodrigues and Keri Wagner “Instead of doing a beach cleanup or recycling, I wanted to do something that could utilize my love of performing,” says Lee, now a freshman at Punahou School. “The first concert was at my house. My aunties, uncles and neighbors bought tickets, and the performers were just a few of my close friends, but we raised more than $1,100 for Ronald McDonald House Charities.” Little did she know [...]