Our goal is to positively impact every community we serve and actively participate in local events, festivals and charities. Some of our contributions are listed below. We are a Community Partner!
O2B Kids Founders’ Club Scholarships
Each year, O2B Kids awards Preschool, Afterschool and Membership Scholarships to children who inspire us - helping them grow into responsible, respectful citizens of our world. These scholarships are named in honor of O2B Kids employees who have been with the company for ten years or more.
These dedicated Fun Crew have already made incredible contributions to children and families, and these scholarships are just another way for them to continue making the world a better place. In the first year of the program, over $10,000 in scholarships were awarded, and that grew to $17,000 in year two. The number of scholarships will continue to grow as new Fun Crew are inducted into the ten-year Founder’s Club!
Click here to see the 2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients!
O2B A Kid Again!
This annual FUNdraiser supports the Alachua County Public School Foundation and the Clay County Education Foundation. Each spring O2B Kids hosts this special event which includes food, drinks, live music, silent auction and great kid games for adults such as the Principal Tricycle Race (and the coveted Golden Tricycle Award), Hoola-Hoop Contest, Karaoke, Lego Challenge, Big Toy Time Trials and more! It’s a Grown-up’s Day to Play - the only day of the year we’re open only for adults! Over the past ten years this fun event has raised over $250,000 for our local public schools. The funds are used for classroom grants, providing much needed assistance to the students and teachers in our communities.
Our Kids Make a Difference Too!
Each year our students raise money and contribute to charities of their choice. The 2009 O2B Kids Leadership Summer Campers raised money from pancake breakfasts and gave a micro-loan through kiva.org to a woman in Bolivia, helping her create a business selling food from her home. Campers in both Gainesville and Fleming Island have raised and donated money to the local Humane Societies, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, UNICEF and the Red Cross. Our kids frequently organize and contribute to canned food drives and teddy bear collections as well!
Our employees participate in the United Way Campaign, and specifically support their Success By Six initiative which ensures that children under the age of six enter school prepared to be successful throughout the years that follow.
Parent Night Out Fundraisers
If your school or organization would like to host a fundraiser, give us a call. We can design a special Parent Night Out event for your organization and we’ll donate a portion of every child’s admission to your organization. Let’s create a special night together!
We are proud to partner with Innovation Gainesville, a community initiative to harness innovation to create jobs. Learn more about Innovation Gainesville!
Our focus is to support charities that help kids. If you would like information on possible donations, please contact email@example.com.