News & Updates


The KidBoosters Program was started in the summer of 2012 in response to the increasing number of Greendale children and families living in tough circumstances.  Up to 30% of Greendale children now live in poverty. This means that an increasing number of families in our village have less than adequate access to simple but critical things like reading books at home, healthy foods, a place to play and exercise, money for field trips or to attend a park and recreation program or camp, or even having coats or shoes appropriate for the weather.

KidBoosters serves to:

  • introduce kids to the power of artistic and athletic expression – helping to enrich learning and cultivate skills
  • help make sure that children don’t stop learning during a crisis by offering support and hope
  • help keep kids healthy so they don’t fall behind or drop out
  • provide basic needs such as clothing and food
  • help fund school supplies that are not otherwise provided for
  • help with interventions that may be necessary but families do not have the resources to provide (tutoring, health-related issues, extra family support)
  • help provide funds for children who cannot attend or participate in special events due to family circumstances (symphony, live theater, etc.)