Annual Christmas Party
Kids Do Matter hosts a Christmas party every year for foster children living in the Bloomington area. Linda Shanahan personally purchases all the gists for the children, wraps them herself and hand delivers all of them to Santa. Just like Santa, Linda starts preperation for the parties in the Spring. In 2014 Santa and KDM purchased, wrapped and delivered over 2,300 gifts at the annual party for foster kids. Most recent counts indicate that there are over 425 foster children living in foster homes in the 5 county area connecting to the State of Indiana DCS office in Bloomington. That's a 12% increase in foster children over the KDM first year party.