Kids T.O. Kids (K2K) is a Not-for-Profit organization, based in Toronto. The organization was initiated by a small group of children in the entertainment industry, with the sole purpose of giving back to the community. With the support from their parents and families, who volunteer their time and talents to help realize the vision of the children, the group successfully took off in 2019, and is growing steadily.
In June 2019, K2K hosted “Runway of Hope” fashion show, to raise funds in support of the Toronto-based, volunteer-run Million Dollar Smiles, http://www.milliondollarsmiles.ca For nearly 15 years, this wonderful organization has helped families with children facing adversity from life-threatening illnesses through various campaigns, such as their Travelling Teddy Bears, and Summer Playground Build, among others. To date, over 350 playgrounds have been installed in the backyards of special children in Toronto and surrounding areas. Each Installation is put together entirely by a group of volunteers. “Runway of Hope” was a great success, and K2K was able to fund Million Dollar Smiles with 3 playgrounds. Our team of 25 volunteers, consisting of K2K families aged 12 and up, installed the very first playground ourselves in September 2019, in Ancaster, Ontario.
Our second playground was installed in May 2022, in Milton, Ontario, after a 2-year delay due to the pandemic. The third playground is scheduled for Spring 2023.
This year, “Kids T.O. Kids Music and Fashion Show” will be held on Sunday, 11 June, 2023, at Toronto Grand Banquet & Convention Centre. The runway will feature up to 60 child models, who are working actors, models, performers, and competitive dancers, aged 4-18. At Kids T.O. Kids, we pride ourselves in being inclusive. As we believe that all children are talented, special, and beautiful, our models do not have to go through a process of audition. Their commitments to giving back to the community and to K2K family are what is required.