Palm Beach Post – Dwyer Graduate Honored for Nonprofit Work
December 4, 2020 1:04 pm
Kayla Abramowitz, a Dwyer High School graduate and founder of the nonprofit organization Kayla Cares 4 Kids, has been named the winner of the 2020 .ORGcq Impact Award for Outstanding Volunteer.
Abramowitz, 18, a freshman at the University of Miami, will receive a $5,000 donation to Kayla Cares 4 Kids and will be honored as part of the “10 Days of .ORG” online experience that celebrates achievements that have healed, inspired, transformed, and connected communities over the past year.
Kayla Cares 4 Kids, founded in 2013, strives to help sick kids feel better by providing entertainment and educational items to medical facilities and supporting organizations nationwide.
To date, the organization has donated more than 28,000 items, including DVDs, books, game consoles, video games, DVD players, handheld electronics, games, puzzles, and arts and crafts, to 450 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
“There is nothing that I am more passionate about than helping kids and families through a difficult period in their life,” said Abramowitz, who founded Kayla Cares 4 Kids after extended hospital stays of her own. “I’m honored to be recognized for my work with Kayla Cares 4 Kids.
“After my own experiences in hospitals, I saw that books and DVDs can bring kids so much happiness when they are going through a tough time. So, I made it my mission to do all I can to help other kids.”