Love For Kids, Inc. Founders
Bill Barrett Alan Powdermaker
LOVE FOR KIDS (LFK) was established in 1975 by Bill Barrett, a local businessman and philanthropist, and Alan Powdermaker, CEO of Circle R Ranch. Bill and Alan wanted to have a special Christmas party for children who were misplaced because of the Vietnam War. Bill and Alan’s objective was to show these children what a real Texas Christmas was like. The first holiday party was for 200 kids and took place at the Circle R Ranch where it continues today.
Since 1975 Love for Kids has impacted over 140,000 disadvantaged and low income children at the Annual Children’s Holiday Event. This event has for 41 years given children the chance to experience a day at a ranch and learn life skills. The children always go home with a gift thanks to Dallas Children’s Charities.
All Kids Count is a day of programming specifically targeted to special needs and chronically ill children. Since the first All Kids Count in 1995, Love for Kids has impacted 32,000 special needs and chronically ill children and their families. This program has grown from a party for children with special needs to a day of RESOURCES provided by partnering agencies that offer quality educational services and resources that support special needs and chronically ill children and their family needs.
Since 1980 over 38,000 senior citizens have been impacted by Love for Kids with The Senior Fling. This started as a party for mostly home bound senior citizens.
Help Love for Kids continue to grow and impact the lives of children and seniors by donating today to help with our programming. We can only continue this work with your help.