SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - San Marcos High School's Kids Helping Kids (KHK) made a major announcement Monday night regarding its January 2018 tenth anniversary concert fundraiser.
Not one but two artists will perform two nights at the Granada Theater.
"They are Need to Breathe and Andy Grammer," exclaimed Elizabeth Kravchuk, the student CEO of KHK. "We're expecting a sold out concert. It's going to be amazing! We just hope to raise our goal of $500,000 dollars."
The announcement came during NewsChannel 3's 6:00 p.m. newscast.
The student-run non-profit -- made up entirely of AP Economic students -- is now 14 years strong. Money raised through the annual fundraising concert and car raffle goes toward helping children locally in Santa Barbara County and throughout the world, including Nicaragua, Mumbai and Honduras. This year's car model is an SLK Mercedes convertible.
"Kids always tell me, individually, it's hard to make that big impact," said Jamie DeVries, teacher and founder of KHK. "But, when we're all together, we can really shed a lot of light in the darkness."
"We have a group of 130 students and we're in four different classrooms," said KHK member Natalie Ward.
Ward said in addition to helping children in other countries, members of KHK help tutor elementary school students in Santa Barbara's Eastside community through KHK's Village program.
"It's definitely a team effort," Ward said. "It's really cool just to see everyone work together and to get so much done and help so many people."
"The dream and you'll see this in a couple years, there will be many KHK schools all linked together as a family," DeVries said.
DeVries calls San Marcos High School's KHK "the Mothership."
The KHK concerts are scheduled at the Granada Theater, January 12 and 13, 2018.
For more information or to buy car raffle tickets, contact: http://www.kidshelpingkidssb.org.