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Dottie Berger MacKinnon House

Dottie Berger MacKinnonís legacy is more than the bricks and mortar that built A Kidís Place, more than her advocacy for our most vulnerable children and more than the funds she has raised.  Dottieís legacy can be summarized by the smiles she puts on the faces of these children.  When Dottie was diagnosed with cancer, she and her husband Sandy decided to turn personal pain into a way to help others.  They launched the Dottie Berger MacKinnon Matching Gift Campaign, ďThe Gift that Keeps on GivingĒ.  Through the support of family and friends, more than $1 Million was raised to match a gift from her husband Sandy MacKinnon. 

On May 30, 2011, a mere twenty-four weeks after the campaign was launched, the mortgage on A Kidís Place was symbolically burned. When asked about the campaign, Sandy responded "It shows how much people care as well as how much regard they have for Dottie."  "This is a great community we live in."  As a result of the success of the campaign and the affect it has on the future of A Kidís Place, the Board of Directors for Kids Charity of Tampa Bay honored Dottie with naming one of the five houses at A Kidís Place the Dottie Berger MacKinnon House.  For the children who live there, it is simply the ďDottieĒ house. The entry sign at A Kidís Place was also enhanced to include the name of our Founder and Visionary, Dottie Berger MacKinnon.  Thank you Dottie and Sandy for your continued commitment to our children.

"Imagine if everyone in the world just helped one person, what a better world it would be."


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Make a monetary DONATION; your generous dollars help us fulfill our mission.

HOST a drive with your company or social group for items most needed .

ORGANIZE a charitable fundraiser from start to finish to benefit A Kid's Place.

We are able to accomplish many things that would be difficult without the help of our VOLUNTEERS. 

My Philosophy - Dottie Berger MacKinnon

"Our kids have had a rough time before they came to us, and chances are they will have a rough time after they leave -  maybe for a long time.  Somewhere down the road they are going to remember that there was a period in their lives when life was good, when people cared, and there were loving people in this world who made them feel special - because they are.  That's A Kid's Place.  We all do our little part to make these children feel loved."

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