We have decided to feature a non-profit of the month for the next few months. Each of these non-profits are organizations that BayPoint Benefits has worked with in some way. This month we are proud to feature an organization called BayKids. BayKids is an organization that BayPoint Benefits co-founder, Justin Roberts has been involved with for many years. Justin currently sits on the board of the non-profit and enjoys working with this wonderful organization.
BayKids will be having an exciting event on Saturday, August 27, ‘11, called “Moonalice Music Benefit”- LEGENDARY MUSIC for a LEGENDARY CAUSE! A night of music and fun with the popular band Moonalice. In addition to the music, there will be a Silent Auction, the proceeds of which will help BayKids to continue its work in support of hospitalized children. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm, Slim’s San Francisco. Tickets.
What is BayKids Mission? BayKids empowers children facing serious medical challenges to express themselves through the art and magic of filmmaking. They are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of hospitalized children by teaching them a wide range of moviemaking skills and helping them discover the power of self-expression.
What is BayKids Story? BayKids’ roots took hold in 1994 when founder Dave Spencer started a community outreach program for the San Francisco Giants. Inspired by the program’s success in helping children, Dave founded BayKids in 1997 with the goal of offering new and innovative ways to empower children through self-expression. Initially, BayKids developed cutting-edge multimedia programs to teach kids how to create websites, animated shorts, narrative films, documentaries, music and art.
Today, BayKids has evolved to focus its multimedia expertise on serving children in the Bay Area facing medical challenges. Working in partnership with Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland and UCSF Children’s Hospital, our digital filmmaking programs provide kids with the opportunity to explore their creativity while learning filmmaking, teamwork and leadership skills. As of July 2009, BayKids has helped over 5,000 children and their families get through cancer and other medical conditions.
Please visit BayKids website to find out how you can get involved – www.baykids.org.