June 15, 2010

All-Stars Among Us creating change

Posted in Philanthropy at 3:08 pm by philanthropynews

Built around All-Star Game, MLB initiative gaining momentum

Kendra Robins is the founder of Project Night Night, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides free packages of books, security blankets and stuffed animals for the comfort of homeless children in every state in the contiguous U.S.

One year ago, she and her organization were honored by fellow citizens as the People All-Stars Among Us representative for the Giants. She was on the field that powerful night at Busch Stadium as Barack Obama and all living U.S. presidents recognized these everyday heroes in a ceremony before the All-Star Game. Then came even better news.

Someone in the St. Louis area wanted to bring Project Night Night there.

“We didn’t have a presence there at that time, and we were contacted by an individual who was at the game. That was a direct result of All-Stars Among Us,” Robins said on Monday. “She followed up with us, she brought Project Night Night to St. Louis, and we now support four or five shelters in that area. We’re in every state except Alaska and Hawaii now…

(Read more via MLB.com)

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