Chances are, if you have attended a Kiddo! event in the past few years, you've run into Katy Olds. A mom whose two boys, Rowan and Evan, went through both Tam Valley and MVMS (Rowan is currently a junior at Tam High and Evan is an 8th grader at MVMS), Olds has long recognized the importance of Kiddo!, and even more crucial, the importance of
for Kiddo!. That's because between the two of her sons, Olds says her family has received 18 years worth of wonderful learning experiences from Kiddo!.
"I feel deeply grateful for all of the special learning opportunities that Kiddo! has provided my sons -- many of which I would not have been able to give them otherwise. I am particularly grateful for the free music lessons that both of my sons received through the band," says Olds. "I enjoy volunteering frequently for Kiddo! as a way to show my appreciation. As a single mom working for a non-profit, I cannot donate as much as I wish I could to Kiddo!, so I enjoy donating my time and energy to help raise more money for Kiddo! through events such as the Fall Arts Festival pizza booth, the Mill Valley Block Party, Memorial Day and the Kiddo! Gala."
Michelle Connolly, who is the Kiddo! Events Coordinator, is thankful for Olds' donation of her time and service to Kiddo!, and calls her a frequent flyer on the Kiddo! volunteering airline.
"It's rare to find someone so selfless with their time," says Connolly.
If you are interested in volunteering for Kiddo!, we always have room for more to jump on board. We especially need photographers, videographers, and helpful hands for our various events throughout the year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you started!