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Kylee McCumber

 

Kylee is the founder of Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, a member of the Kare Kits Team and is on the Board of Directors. She is sixteen years old and a sophomore at The Winchendon School in Winchendon, MA. Kylee enjoys her work with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because she “would like to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry!  It makes me feel good knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of children in our community. I also truly believe that it is so much better to give than to receive!”

 

Kylee is also a Fellow with the Boston based non-profit Peace First, is a Service Learning Leader at the Winchendon School and leads a group of students at the school to fight for food justice. In addition to her service with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz she enjoys going on service missions to help others and has traveled to the Philippines, India and France. She works part time at Market Basket in Leominster. Kylee has a four-year-old sister Paige and lives in Leominster with her grandparents Lori & Bill Bateman. 

Rachel

 

Rachel joined the Kare Kits Team when she was in the fifth grade.  She is 15 years old and a sophomore at Wachusett Regional High School.  Rachel likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I want to help children in need. My favorite thing about being on the kare kits team is when we do our Christmas for the kids because I get to know that they will have a good Christmas!” Rachel likes to play golf and run track for her school. She lives in Sterling with her parents Dave & Tara and her brother David. 

Jack

 

Jack is sixteen years old and a Junior at Leominster High School. Jack likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I like to help out my community with my best friends.” Jack also works part time at Market Basket in Leominster.  He lives in Leominster with his parents Sean and Michelle and his brother Drew.

Olivia

 

Olivia is 16 years old and a sophomore at Leominster High School. Olivia likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I love helping others and knowing I make a difference in our community and in others lives. From this experience, I can take away so many things such as knowing I am making a difference for others and knowing the different perspectives of everyone’s lives.”  Olivia also enjoys playing soccer. She lives in Leominster with her parents Anthony & Becky and her brother Lucas.

Miguel

 

Miguel is eighteen years old and recently graduated from Leominster High. Miguel likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I like to help people.”  Miguel lives in Leominster with his mother Tiffany and works at Market Basket in Leominster. He enjoys fantasy football and restoring old cars.

Patrick

 

Patrick is 17 years old and a Senior at St. Bernard’s High School. Patrick likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “While volunteering I get to hang out with my good friends while also making a difference in the community. I get to give back to the community, and I know how important this organization is to these children’s lives.” Patrick also enjoys playing basketball, baseball and golf, spending time with family and eating. He works part time at Victory Market in Leominster. Patrick lives in Leominster with his family.

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth is 18 years old and a Senior at Leominster High School. Elizabeth likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz is a beautiful way to help children in need in our community and knowing my time will help these kids means more to me than anything.” Elizabeth lives in Leominster with her family.

Ava

 

Ava is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. Ava likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I enjoy it and it gives me a chance to give back to my community.” Ava also likes dance, cross country and best buddies. Ava lives in Bolton with her parents Paul & Lisa and siblings Chloe, Eric & Robert.

Brenda

 

Brenda is 16 years old and a sophomore at Leominster High School. Brenda likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “Back when I was in the fifth grade, when Kylee was just starting this, I thought the idea was great and I wanted to continue helping. I feel satisfied and good about myself knowing that I am a participant in helping out with something in the community.”  Brenda also loves reading and has a very dedicated life in church. She lives in Leominster with her parents and her younger brother.

Haylee

 

Haylee is fifteen years old and a sophomore at Leominster High School. Haylee likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “it makes me happy to be able to help out in the community and to make the kids happy!” Haylee is also an active member of the Leominster High Theatre Company. She lives in Leominster with her parents Bob & Angela and her sister Kaycee.

Emily

 

Emily is 14 years old and a freshman at Leominster High School. Emily like to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I like helping kids less fortunate than me because it makes me happy to see the joys it brings them.” Emily also enjoys dancing, singing, theatre and lacrosse. She lives in Leominster and has a brother Andy.

Chloe

 

Chloe is 13 years old and in the eighth grade. Chloe likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I’m helping kids in our own communities. I get to give back and I enjoy that part of it.” Chloe also likes to dance. She enjoys dancing every week with her friends. Chloe lives in Bolton with her parents Paul & Lisa and siblings Ava, Eric & Robert.

Kenny

 

Kenny is 13 years old and a seventh grader at Sky View Middle School. He likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I want to do this because I think that kids deserve to have food!” Kenny likes to play soccer, basketball, football and to hang out. Kenny lives in Leominster with his mother, Marie.

Eric

 

Eric is 13 years old and in the eighth grade. Eric likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “It is always nice to give to people who don’t have what I think is a necessity. Doing this makes me feel better about myself. I enjoy giving back to our community!”  Eric likes playing baseball, basketball, running cross country and spending time with his family. Eric lives in Bolton with his parents Paul & Lisa and siblings Ava, Chloe & Robert.

Robert

 

Robert is 13 years old and in the eighth grade. Robert likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I volunteer because I enjoy giving back to my community and fighting food insufficiency.” Robert’s other interests are baseball and basketball. He lives in Bolton with his parents Paul & Lisa and siblings Ava, Eric & Chloe.

Paige

 

Paige is the youngest member of the Kare Kits Team. She is 4 years old and in Pre-School in Sturbridge. Paige is Kylee’s little sister and she loves to add the fruit snacks and apples to the kare kits!! Paige lives in Sturbridge with her Daddy Bruce and her kitty Dexter. 

Devin

 

Devin is 16 years old and a Junior at Leominster High School. “I joined the kare kits team about four years ago because I was told what an amazing cause it is! Also my moms, aunts, sisters, sons, daughter is Kylee! I love to see the difference we make in the lives of kids just like us.” Devin also enjoys playing basketball and baseball. Devin lives in Leominster with his parents Kevin & Lora.

Anika

 

Anika is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade at Johnny Appleseed School.  Anika likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I’m helping the community and it is fun to meet new people and pack kare kits.”  Anika also enjoys Girls Scouts, soccer & gymnastics. She lives in Leominster with her parents Megan and Steve and brothers Davin & Lukas.

Katelyn

 

Katelyn is 11 years old and in the 6th grade at Samoset Middle School. Katelyn volunteers with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz “to help make the world a better place, one step at a time.” Katelyn also has been a part of Leominster 4-H for about 5 years. She enjoys all her animals and loves teaching people about them! Katelyn lives in Leominster with her parents, Kristy & Shawn, and brother Caleb.

Caleb

 

Caleb is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade at Fallbrook School. Caleb volunteers with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz “to help people that can’t afford to get food and can’t afford school supplies.” Caleb also has been a part of Leominster 4-H for about 5 years. He enjoys all his animals and loves teaching people about them! Caleb lives in Leominster with his parents, Kristy & Shawn, and sister Katelyn

Gabrielle

 

Gabrielle is 6 years old and in the first grade in the Leominster school system. Gabrielle likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I enjoy volunteering with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because I can help people who need food and other every day items.” Gabrielle enjoys soccer, dance and playing with her sister.  She lives in Leominster with her parents and sister.

Dominic

 

Dominic is 8 years old and in the second grade. Dominic’s family likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “Volunteering with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz has been a wonderful way for our family to spend time together doing something that benefits our community. We feel blessed that we have been able to be a part of the team and our children are having fun while learning the importance of volunteering and developing their sense of empathy towards others.” Dominic enjoys playing basketball and baseball. Dominic lives in Leominster with his parents and sister.

Natalie

 

Natalie is 6 years old and in the first grade. Natalie’s family likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “Volunteering has been a wonderful way for our family to spend time together doing something that benefits our community." Natalie loves to dance. She takes a tap, ballet and jazz class. She also just began piano lessons and she loves it! Natalie lives in Leominster with her parents and brother.

Evan

 

Evan 9 ½ years old and in the fourth grade. Evan likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I love helping to make a difference in our community/world. My involvement makes me happy knowing that I can help.” Evan also enjoys soccer, playing the piano and building and constructing with legos. Evan lives in Leominster with his parents, Jen and Peter, and his two sisters.

Emily

 

Emily is 7 years old and in the first grade. Emily likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I like helping the community and love seeing the kids’ smiling faces when they collect their kare kits during summer pick ups.” Emily also enjoys gymnastics, dance, soccer and all things animal related. Emily lives in Leominster with her parents, Jen and Peter, and brother and sister.

Lori

 

Lori is the President, Executive Director and an Adult Krew member of Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz. “I like to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because I enjoy helping children and families in need within the community. I am ashamed to admit that I had not been aware of depth of the food insecure children within our community until my granddaughter, Kylee, brought it to my attention. Since then I have supported Kylee in her mission to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry. This journey has been truly amazing and we have received so much more in return than what we have given.” Lori lives in Leominster with her husband Bill and granddaughter Kylee.

Becky

 

Becky is an Adult Krew member and a board member. “My daughter and I became members shortly after Kylee and Lori started their mission to help feed the food insecure children of our community. I have always believed in giving as much of one's self to others who may be in need; and I share that belief with my children always. My expectation for my own kids in joining the team was to help them to relate in some way and to have a true understanding of the struggles that some of their own peers’ face. In reality, it has taught me just as much as it has my kids. To be part of a group of people who share their time and skills all while bringing together a community by educating others and providing simple necessities to amazing kids....is a gift and we are proud to be a part of it!!” Becky lives in Leominster with her husband Anthony and her children Olivia and Lucas.

JUNIOR KARE KIT TEAM

ADULT KARE KIT KREW

Tara

 

Tara has been a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew for four years with her daughter Rachel. “I enjoy helping out the kids and their families in Leominster, because I was born and raised there.” Tara lives in Sterling with her husband Dave and children David & Rachel.

Donna

 

Donna is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew as well as a member of the board of directors. Donna likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I wanted a way to give back and Kylee’s story touched my heart. It’s a great group to work with and who can resist feeding kids!” Donna enjoys skiing and spending time with her grandchildren. She lives in Sterling with her husband Jim.

Renee

 

Renee is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew as well as a member of the board of directors. “I enjoy volunteering with the program and knowing we are helping children in our own community. It is rewarding to know giving of my time makes a difference in children’s lives.” When not helping with the kare kits she loves to read, walk and exercise. Renee lives in Sterling with her husband Albert and her children Monique and Tomielee.

Cyndi

 

Cyndi is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and volunteers “because I want to give back to my community. When I met Kylee I was impressed at what she was doing for our city and I definitely wanted to be a part of it. When I had the opportunity to meet some of our kare kit kids the looks on their faces when we walked through the doors was priceless. We take for granted what we have sometimes and helping others makes me thankful and blessed for what I have. I love being able to help these children and being a part of Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz has been an amazing experience and I am looking forward to many more.”

Lisa

 

Lisa is a member of the Adult Kare Kitz Krew, as well as a board member. "I volunteer with Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz because all children need to have enough food to eat, and they need to know that people care enough to help make that happen." Lisa lives in Bolton with her husband Paul and children Ava, Chloe, Eric and Robert.

Cathy

 

Cathy is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew. “I am proud to be a member of the Adult Kare Kit Krew. It gives me great comfort and joy to see the smiling faces of those who receive the kare kits. It is very fulfilling to help those in need. If we can touch just one life and make it better, maybe someday they will pass the same kindness onto another.” Cathy lives in Leominster with her husband Ross.

Tiffany

 

Tiffany is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and she started to volunteer shortly after her son Miguel began to volunteer. Tiffany likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I enjoy helping those in need and seeing the joy it brings. I also enjoy spending time with the rest of the Kare Kits Team.” Tiffany also “enjoys gardening and spending quality time with my family.” Tiffany lives in Leominster with her son Miguel.

Laura

 

Laura is a member of the Adult Kare Kit Krew. “I truly believe in the mission of Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz. Until I got involved, I was unaware of the need right in our own community.” Laura lives in Leominster with her family.

Megan

 

Megan is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because  “It is important to give back to our community and I want to instill that in my children in a tangible way.” Megan and her daughter, Anika, who is a Junior team member “love helping with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because no child should be hungry and we know this benefits children in Anika’s school.” Meagn lives in Leominster with her husband, Steve and children Annika, Davin and Lucas.

Kristy

 

Kristy is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and her children Katelyn & Caleb, who are members of the Junior Kare Kits Team, volunteer for Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “we like to give back to the community. We have been giving to Kylee’s every year for the Holiday Mission, the kids enjoy shopping for those less fortunate.” Kristy and her husband Shawn live in Leominster with their children Katelyn and Caleb.

Allison

 

Allison is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I’m excited to give back to the community and this organization is an incredible resource to those in need.” Allison's daughter, Gabrielle, is a member of the Jr Kare Kits team. Allison enjoys playing softball and enjoying time with her family. Allison lives in Leominster with her husband and two daughters.

Beth

 

Beth is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and volunteers with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “I’m a giver. I love to give. When you give you receive so much more in return. Being with the team just makes you glow with happiness and joy. I was inspired to become a volunteer after meeting Kylee. I felt a connection. I had to be a member to learn and share her story with others. Kylee is teaching young children how to provide and care for their own communities. They dedicate the time to learn what it takes to raise the money to provide food weekly. Witnessing and being a member is just amazing.” Beth lives in Leominster. 

Linda

 

Linda is a member of the Adult Kare Kits Krew and volunteers with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because”Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz’ mission is a really good thing and I am friends with Kylee and her grandmother, Lori.” Linda lives in Leominster with her husband Mike.

Grace

 

Grace is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. Grace likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz “to help kids that need food because it’s unfair for kids to go hungry just because they don’t have enough money.” Grace lives in Leominster with her family.

Lora & Kevin

 

Lora & Kevin are members of the Adult Kare Kits Krew. "Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz has provided us, and our son Devin,with the opportunity to help local children. This wonderful mission has touched so many local families, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this incredible team.” Lora and Kevin live in Leominster with their son Devin.

Jo-Anne

 

 

KARE KIT TEAM

Brian

 

Brian Brian is 22 years old and lives in Leominster with his family. Brian likes to volunteer with Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz because “It is easy work. I like to help the children. I like to be with my friends.”

Ben

 

Ben is 10 years old and in the fifth grade at Frances Drake Elementary School. He likes to volunteer with Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz because "I like helping my community." Ben likes school and enjoys drawing, writing and being in plays. He lives in Leominster with his family.

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