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Happenings in the Community

Want to know what we’ve been up to? Stay up to date with everything The Uvalde Foundation For Kids by reading our News & Updates below. We’ll keep you informed about upcoming events, programs and activities, as well as special fundraisers. Make sure you don’t miss out on a thing. Mark you calendar today!

News & Updates: News & Updates

Foundation Makes Official Contribution To Uvalde Family Relief

August 2022

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids President & Organizer Of The "Walk For Uvalde," Fundraiser - Presented Funds Raised Through the 21 Day Fundraiser This Month To, "VictimsFirst," A Nationally Recognized 501c(3) Organization Entrusted With The Proper Distribution of Funds To Families Of Those Who Lost Their Lives In Uvalde, Texas - May 2022.

Thank You To All Who Contributed To The Walk For Uvalde! The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Will Continue To Do Our Part As A Foundation To End Violence In America's Schools!

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The Uvalde Foundation For Kids President Discusses School Violence With YAHOO NEWS

August 2022

After the Uvalde massacre, the Uvalde Foundation for Kids was created to address violence in the community. “This particular shooting was a wake-up call for so many people because it's sad that it happens, period, but when it happens to such young children in such a remarkable way, as this happened, I think it really hit home,” Daniel Chapin, the president of the foundation, told Yahoo News.

Chapin was a first responder during the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo., which left 13 people dead and more than a dozen others wounded. Chapin says parents' concerns are nothing new.

“We have these incidents, and then they end and then we seem to go about our business. But parents have been concerned for a long, long time. ... We've got parents from Sandy Hook, parents from Columbine, parents from here in Uvalde. That will not and have not stopped. They are concerned because these are their babies. These are their children,” Chapin said.

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Foundation Born From Tragedy Announces National 24 Hour 888 TALK LINE!

July 2022

Bullying & AntiViolence 888 Line ANNOUNCED!24 Hours/7 Days - BULLYING = VIOLENCE! 1 888 685 8464

EDENS FRIENDS, A Project Of The Uvalde Foundation For Kids EDENS CRY Antibullying Program Announced, EDENS FRIENDS this week. EDENS FRIENDS Is A Volunteer Network Of Youth, From All Over The Country, Who Are Available To Talk Over The Phone With One Of Their Peers In Need - No Matter Where They Are! CONFIDENTIAL!!!! Communications Are overseen by Adult Counseling Team Members.

OR CALL 24 HOURS P/DAY 888 685 8464


Foundations STOP NOW Teams Grow Nationwide

August 2022

The Uvalde Foundation for Kids started almost immediately after the school shooting that left 21 dead in May.
It started as a daily walk where volunteers walked one mile for each victim. Now, they are taking it one step further to protect schools. It's called 'Stop Now Patrols' and is modeled after the anti-crime group 'Guardian Angels'.

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Edens Angels Watchdog TEAM OPERATING NOW!

September 1, 2022

The Uvalde Foundation Announced Its Dedicated Team of Volunteers, From Across the Nation; Including Students, Parents, Teachers & Professionals & Law Enforcement, Who Monitor The World Wide Web, 24 Hours Per Day, Including Popular Social Media Accounts; For Any Potential Threats of Violence Against Our Nation's Students! 

REPORT Online Threats IMMEDIATELY TO Local POLICE Departments! Email Information To Here: 

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Foundation Responds to the Roxborough High School Shooting In Philadelphia

September 27, 2022

A Message From The Founder & President Of The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Following The Recent Shooting Of 5 Roxborough H.S. Shooting in Philadelphia

"The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Expresses It's Hearfelt Sorrow & Outrage over yet another tragic shooting & loss of a student's life in our nation's "City of Brotherly Love." Tonight, a school community, famiy members and friends again wonder - Why? More parents tomorrow will awake fearful of sending their sons and daughters to school. School staff and community will prepare another funeral and students will walk the halls not discussing books and classes, but the death of a friend....

We stand with the city of Philadelphia & the greater community tonight and especially for the families of the victims. 

I have directed our Foundation to make all of our collective resources available, including our 24 hour crisis line. Additionally, we are currently working on activating a STOPNOW School Patrol Team As additional support for the high school & its students...

We are here.... You are not alone... We are so sorry for your community. We will keep working to END THE VIOLENCE."

- Daniel Chapin



Uvalde Foundation For Kids Responds To St Louis High School Shooting - Provides Crisis Support Services

October 2022

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, A 501c(3) Nonprofit Organization; born out of the Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas, joined efforts this week to provide crisis support services & emergency financial aide in response to the University Visual & Performing Arts High School Shooting In St. Louis, MO. 

The Foundation has established a National EMERGENCY AIDE FUND to support those directly effected by school violence & this week, a specialized GOFUNDME was established to additionally provide financial support to cover ongoing medical, counseling & other essential needs as this time. 

Funds raised during the Foundation's GoFundMe benefit will be directly distributed to the needs of the high school victims' families & those others -- directly affected by this tragic event. "There is healing to do. Understanding will never come. change and hope can,” according to a statement on the site.

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, continues Nationally to provide educational & support services & programming directed toward the prevention of school violence & those affected.


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Uvalde Foundation Announces Student 'Hero' Grant & Emergency Aide Fund


The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Announced in August 2022 its STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS; Offered twice p/calender year for deserving students; selected from across the nation; who have overcome extreme violent hardships or circumstances. The Foundation stated, "We wish to recognize outstanding, "Heroes," amongst our students and enable them to further their education and their life journeys."

Additionally, The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Announced the development of its Emergency Aide Fund NOW available to temporarily address the varied mmediate financial needs faced by those financially impacted by the sudden, tragic loss of a loved one, or impacted directly by a traumatic student violence based event. 

CLICK For KXXV/ABC October 2022 Emergency Aide News Report

As with all programming, the Foundation asserted that the Emergency Aide fund is not exclusive to the Uvalde, Texas School Shooting At Robb Elementary School, or any other individual event & is designed to limit the, "wait time," so many have faced in past events, in receiving necessary financial aide via other sources outside the Foundation.

The Foundation stated in the release this week, that AIDE Funds are allocated to vetted applicants & designed to cover basic living expenses needed as families & victims work toward healing. Foundation President stated that the focus of the Foundation's National efforts with the fund; is to, "Bridge," the time gap & allow those victims of school violence, opportunity to breathe & heal: aside from immediate financial concerns.

According to the release, Funding for Aide Scholarships, as with all programming is designated by DONORS and is ONGOING.


Foundation Receives 'Best of Temple Award."

October 2022

TEMPLE, Texas October 7, 2022

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids has been selected for the 2022 Best of Temple Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Temple Award Program. Each year, the Temple Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Temple area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Temple Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Temple Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The Temple Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Temple area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Temple Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Temple Awards Program

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Uvalde Foundation Announces Presidential Volunteer Service Award Partnership

September 2022

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Announced Its Selection As A Certifying Organization Of The Presidential Volunteer Service Award...

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation.

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The Uvalde Foundation For Kids ANNOUNCES National Radio & PSA Campaign


The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a 501c(3) Nonprofit Charity Organization With Headquarters In Dallas, Texas; Announced On Saturday, The Launch Of It's National Radio PSA & Podcast Commercial!

Born Out Of The Uvalde, Texas, Robb Elementary School Shooting, The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, Focused On Addressing & Ending Violence On School Campuses Nationwide; Announced That Commercials & PSA Announcements Covering Topics Ranging From School Gun Violence To Bullying; Will Feature Various Members Of It's STUDENT AMBASSADORS & Is Set To Continue Through the Remainder Of 2022.


Student Ambassador Remembers, "Toddlers & Tara's," Kailia Posey With Antibullying "Kindness," School Mural

November 5, 2022

Student Ambassador For The Uvalde Foundation For Kids To Honor, Kailia Posey - Lost To Suicide Earlier This Year With School "Antibullying," Mural Project...

On May 2nd of This Year, 16 Year Old Year Kailia Posey, Most Known For Her Role As The star Of, "Toddlers & Tiaras," Took Her Own Life. Friends & Family Say, Bullying Was A Main Factor In This Tragic End To A Beautiful Life. Kailia Was Not Just A, "Beauty Queen," In The Spotlight. She Was A daughter, A Sister & To Keely Lotz Of Arizona, She Was A Friend & Hero...

On Monday, November 7, 2022; Almost 6 Months To The Day, Since The Tragic End To A Promising Life - Keely, Who Serves As A Student Ambassador For The Nonprofit Organization Dedicated To Ending School Violence & Bullying, The Uvalde Foundation For Kids; Will Remember Her Friend & Honor Her At Her School, Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy, In Laveen, Arizona; Where She Will Create A "Friendship," & "Kindness," Mural For Students, Staff & Visitors.

Mr Daniel Chapin, Founder & President Of The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Stated in A Release Saturday, That Student Ambassadors Such As Keely, Coordinating Projects Across The Country Truly Represent The Future Of The Foundation, As Well As The Dedication Of Schools Such As Vista Del Sur To Their Students.

More Importantly, Chapin Stated, "This Is An Opportunity To Honor & Remember A Wonderful, Promising Life & To Do So With A Renewed Focus & Efforts To End Bullying In Our Schools & Amongst Our Students."

Further Information On This SPECIAL PROJECT May Be Obtained By Contacting: Kristen Landry
Communications Coordinator
Laveen Elementary School District
5001 W. Dobbins Road
Laveen, AZ 85339
602-237-9100 ext. 3002

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids
888 685 8464


Student Ambassadors To Share A Special Holiday Message At Texas Event

November 8, 2022

This Month Student Ambassadors For The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, Mr Eli & Ms Emory McLendon, will be in Texarkana, Arkansas at the "Christmas On The Red 2022," this month; spreading some holiday cheer & a special call to end school violence & bullying. 

Eli & Emory join a new generation of students who prove you are never too young to make a positive difference in the world!

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A Video Message From Our New President

November 29, 2022

A Video Message From Our New Foundation President - Dr. Michael "Travis" Stevens.
The Uvalde Foundation For Kids"
Out Of Tragedy - Hope.

President's Message - November 2022


Uvalde Foundation For Kids OPENS "Safe Home," For Homeless Youth During Dangerous Central Texas Weather

December 22, 2022

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids In Temple, Texas Announced Thursday, That Volunteers From Its Foundation Have Opened Up A, "Safe Home," In Temple, Texas For Homeless Youth/Families In Need Of Temporary Shelter & Assistance, During The Current, Dangerously Cold Weather Conditions In Central Texas!

Those Requiring Assistance For Temporary Shelter Are Encouraged To Call 888 685 8464 For Location Information. OVERNIGHT Shelter Resource Information Also Available.
(Hot Drinks & Snacks Available)

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids
888 685 8464


Foundation, Born Out Of Tragedy Remembers Sandy Hook

December 14, 2022

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Announces 26 Mile Memorial Walk To Honor The 26 Victims Of The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting During 10 Year Memorial.

Wednesday 12am @ Cracker Barrel In Temple, Texas

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, A 501c3 Nonprofit Organization, Born Out Of The Uvalde, Texas School Shooting At Robb Elementary School, Announced Monday Morning That It's Founder & National Director, Daniel "Bodhi" Chapin, Along With Local Student Ambassadors & The Invited Public; Will Hold A 26 Mile Memorial Walk In Memory Of The 20 Students & 6 Adults Killed At Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut December 14th 2012.

Chapin, Whose Foundation Honored May 2022 Uvalde School Shooting Victims, With The, "Walk For Uvalde," Fundraiser For Victims Of The School Shooting At Robb Elementary; Stated That The Walk Will Be An Addition To Its Current Foundation's Plans To Honor Sandy Hook With A 26 Hour Online Memorial.

Public/All Ages Are Invited To Join The Walk & May Follow Its Progress Via The Foundations Facebook Page LIVE BEGINNING MIDNIGHT December 14th.

Additional Information Can Be Obtained Or Those Interested In Joining The Walk Memorial Can Do So By Calling 888 685 8464 or via email:

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids
888 685 8464


Uvalde Foundation For Kids Responds To Chicago HS Shooting

December 2022

The Work Of The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Continues This Week In Chicago.

Our STOPNOW Volunteer Patrol Team Has Been On The Ground At Benito Juarez High School & Will Continue To Provide Support Services To The School Community. 

Our 24 Hour Crisis Support Phone Line For Students & Adults 888 685 8464, Have Added Support Team Members Available During This Difficult Time. To Present, We Have Responded To Over 100 Calls & Will Continue Our Efforts In Chicago & Wherever Our Students Face Violence...


The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Offers Support & Resources To Newport News School Shooting 

January 6, 2022

The Uvalde Foundation for Kids began after 19 students and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, in May 2022. The organization has continued on to work to end school violence across the country and supports students and families who are impacted by such events.

Here's the full statement following the school shooting today at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia from the foundation:

"The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Is Disheartened To Hear Of The Recent School Shooting In Newport News. Our Foundation Will Utilize To The Fullest Extent, Available Resources To Provide Needed Crisis Support For Students & The School Community including our 24 hour crisis support line and emergency aide funding.

Today's Incident Highlights, yet again, The Need To Prioritize In This Nation, The Protection Of Our Schools, Our Students & The Communities Who Care For Them.

Yet again, In Another School In This Nation; Students Are Facing Fear - Instead Of Joy; Lessons In Violence - Instead Of Peace. Until those lessons change, our work continues..."

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