Kids Korps Fundraiser Takes a "Verdant" Twist in Its ECO Ball 2009

Kids Korps USA announces a twist in its annual fundraiser for 2009 by adding a spotlight on awareness for sustainability and those contributing to making a difference in communities all over the nation.

Solana Beach, CA, December 03, 2008 --( The future of our planet and the future of our youth will come together in the here and now on Saturday, February 7th, 2009 from 6:30 PM to Midnight at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, as Kids Korps Presents ECO Ball 2009. This eco-friendly celebration will showcase the rewards of sustainable living while raising funds to support the endeavors of Kid Korps, which includes the expansion of their environmentally focused Green Korps volunteer projects.

This one of a kind green event will practice what it preaches as it takes the evening’s theme and runs wild with it. Every detail of the evening’s festivities incorporates green living. Invitations, signage, and all collateral material will be printed with soy-based inks on recycled materials. Local suppliers will be chosen to create the evening’s menu and eco-conscious floral arrangements as attendees sample organic wines and liquors.

The Kids Korps ECO Ball 2009 will utilize energy saving lighting and candlelight to set the mood for this go-green evening while acoustic performers add to the ambiance without the excess energy output. The dining room, reception area, as well as the silent auction tables will be set with organic fabrics that are cold water washable and, of course, the silent and live auctions will feature incredible renewable, recycled, and organic items for guests to bid on. Present this year will also be ECOuture, an eco-friendly fashion showcase featuring sustainable fashions, from clothiers that reduce energy and natural resource consumption, are sensitive to material composition and origins, and impose reduce/reuse/recycle within their creations. To further contribute and reduce waste, all non-served food items will be properly packaged and donated to a local shelter to help feed those less fortunate. This year’s event is a true party with a purpose… “Where Party & Planet Meet.”

Each year Kids Korps hosts this fund raising event to celebrate and support the success of their youth and teen volunteers. The event has drawn celebrity guests such as Larry King, Katie Couric, Suzanne Somers, Ryan Seacrest, Dick Enberg, and Wayne Newton. These public figures have been a part of this event annually because they understand the importance of the Kids Korps mission and the impact that these youth volunteers provide. This event, where party and planet meet, is vital for our community and vital for our environment.

About: Kids Korps USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth volunteer organization that engages young people, ages 5 through 18, in community service. Their mission is to instill in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility. Since it’s inception in 1995, Kids Korps youth and family volunteers have contributed more than 675,000 service hours to their communities, conduced more than 4,100 community service projects, benefited more than 1,000,000 people, and generated on overall value to society of nearly $12,500,000.00.


For event, donation and ticket information, please contact Kids Korps care of McFarlane Promotions at 619.233.5008. Sponsorship inquiries may be directed to Brian Hawkins, 619.300.4221 or
Kids Korps USA
Marie Daniels