Caring for Kids

The Kyes Family Legacy

Caring for Kids who are financially, emotionally or physically challenged was the mission of the Lafayette and Myra Rogers Kyes family in E. Palestine, Ohio in the 1950’s.  Through their generous donations, Columbiana County has been able to keep their spirit and mission alive.

The Caring for Kids project is an ongoing undertaking that strives to educate the community about the needs and desires of the children who are involved in the protective and foster care services in Columbiana County.  Numerous fundraisers are held throughout the year to raise money to assist in the special needs and desires of these children.  Annually, the Caring for Kids committee sponsors a Chinese Raffle of donated baskets and gift cards during our Annual Support Dinner in April and coordinates the Annual "Cookies for a Cause - Wrap Our Kids in Love" fundraising event in November.  Monetary donations from community partners, churches, businesses and individuals are always accepted and received throughout the year.

All proceeds from fundraisers and donations go to the direct needs of our Columbiana County Children who are involved in our protective and foster care systems.

The Caring for Kids committee is comprised of concerned citizens, representing child serving agencies and the general public.  This committee is an advisory group which assists with the fundraising and provides guidance into the spending of our local money.  This group provides the CCDJFS with input from our community.   Anyone wishing to participate in a fundraiser or become a member of the Caring for Kids Committee is welcome.  Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 3:00 pm in the CCDJFS Community Room.

Individuals and/or organizations wishing to make a tax deductible contribution or anyone wanting more information about our Caring for Kids project or if you would like a speaker for an upcoming meeting or event – please call Terry MacAleese at 330-420-6691 or Carol Harvey at 330-420-6670.

Caring for Kids Meeting Minutes:

July 2014 (PDF)

January 2016 (PDF)