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The Kiss and Tella Challenge 2014

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It started in 2012, Stella feared the worst for New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit. She felt helpless watching the news and asked, “What can a KID do to help?!”

Her answer: cut down mistletoe, decorate it with bows and bells and sell it in the front yard. Her first stand sold out in thirty minutes. “Mistletoe is PURE PROFIT!”, she overheard someone say and indeed it was. By the time Christmas rolled around, Stella had raised $2,034 and had a check for the American Red Cross headquarters in New York City. After delivering the check in person, Stella learned first hand how the Red Cross disaster relief teams help people in need. She was invited to Brooklyn, meeting fire fighters who had saved entire neighborhoods, while their own homes succumbed to Hurricane Sandy. They thanked a kid for helping.

This year, the kids are back again selling mistletoe this month. And, 100% of the proceeds from the 2014 Mistletoe stands will go to the North Texas Food Bank! Did you know that One dollar feeds THREE meals at the Food Bank? Won’t you come and see the kids in the red hats at a stand this December? Or JOIN in the Kiss-and-Tella challenge! Help Stella and Quinn and gang reach their GOAL to feed 30,000 people with the help of the North Texas Food Bank.

Learn more here.

2014 Schedule at Highland Park Village

December 14: 1 to 4pm
Five and Ten (Highland Park Village)
60 Highland Park Village

December 20: 1 to 4pm
Five and Ten & Avant Garden
4 & 60 Highland Park Village