Operation Kabuki Christmas
powered by All Things Kabuki
Inspired by a Kabuki Kid and a Christmas wish!
WHAT IS OPERATION KABUKI CHRISTMAS?
Operation Kabuki Christmas (OKC) is a Christmas charity program first launched in October 2013. This program has evolved over the years; originally sponsors would shop for families and ship gifts directly to them. A few years in, ATK had the ability to fundraise throughout the year and began shopping for approved families through their Amazon Wish Lists. C-19 made 2020 fundraising difficult so effective November 2021, our board has made the decision to change the program again, making the process much simpler for our us, and hopefully for families too.
ATK accepts applications for OKC November 1 - November 15. Applications will be reviewed by the Board as they come in and funding will be approved based on need / financial hardship. ATK will now be providing $50 Amazon gift cards to recipients, allowing the parent/guardian to shop for their child(ren) directly. We do recommend families consider shopping Amazon Smile, with All Things Kabuki as their charity of choice.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Kabuki Syndrome families experiencing a financial hardship during the holidays. Caregivers should include their Kabuki Kid (no age limit) AND siblings 19 and under, residing in the household. ATK does NOT exclude siblings from this program. Due to limited funding, this program is open to families residing in the United States only. *some restrictions apply.
WHEN & WHERE DO I APPLY FOR OKC?
The OKC application will be live on ATK's website NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 15.
HOW IS OKC FUNDED?
OKC is funded through generous donations earmarked for Operation Kabuki Christmas. The amount we raise each year determines how many families we are able to approve / support. No general funds are used to support this program. If you would like to donate to this great program, click the donate link below and note OKC to ensure funds are directed appropriately. Donors, including corporate sponsors, can send checks to:
All Things Kabuki
5155 E Capon Circle
Wasilla, AK 99654
THE STORY BEHIND OKC:
In October 2013 ATK's Founder was on social media and came across a post from a fellow Kabuki Syndrome parent expressing her frustration with a local charity that turned their family due to their child's age. Rene messaged the mother and asked if they could adopt their daughter for Christmas that year. Seeing this as a great Random Acts of Kindness opportunity, Rene shared this need on social media and received an overwhelming response to help. However, with that positive response, came a number of additional requests from other families across the lower 48, seeking Christmas assistance for their family too. This would be the official launch of OPERATION KABUKI CHRISTMAS.
At the close of the program there was an obvious need for support and advocacy resources, especially in the United States. OKC would quickly evolve into the non-profit patient advocacy group, ALL THINGS KABUKI INC.
Elizabeth Golab, the inspiration behind Operation Kabuki Christmas, passed away on March 15, 2015 at the age of 16. After Elizabeth passed away, her Mom sent Rene a message asking that we not forget her daughter. Determined to keep her promise to never forget the little girl that inspired OKC and ATK, the annual Elizabeth Golab Memorial Award was established.
Elizabeth Golab 1998 - 2015
The inspiration behind OKC & ATK!
BE A LIFE CHANGER!
THANK YOU to all of our OKC donors for making ATK's 9th Annual Operation Kabuki Christmas a great success!! Because of you we were able to sponsor a total of 52 children in 17 Kabuki Syndrome families in November 2021. Total support since 2013: 299 children in 108 families.
*ATK accept (tax-deductible) donations for OKC year-round (note OKC on contribution memo.)
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