Posted by Barbara Beagle on Oct 24, 2019
It’s bad enough to be a child in a hospital, but a lot worse to be a child in a hospital at Christmas.  Enter then 7-year-old (in 2016) Zachary Darner, whose baby brother spent Christmas in the hospital. He said, “I really want to give kids something that will make them feel good at the hospital.”  What is that?  Toys, of course! 
 
 
Since 2016, thanks to Zachary’s tireless recruiting and fund raising efforts, thousands of toys have been delivered to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Harrison Hospital.  What better to name his nonprofit than Kidzz Helping Kidzz!  To see Zachary’s story, click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej2w08UmibQ&feature=player_embedded.
 
Silverdale Rotary has been helping Zachary bring smiles to hospitalized children at Christmas since 2017, and on October 24, Rotarian Kim Peterson (pictured above with Zachary) presented $500 in Duck Bucks and a bag of toys to Zachary for the 2019 Christmas campaign. Thanks to the generous sponsors of our annual Silverdale Rotary Duck Race, and the people far and wide who purchase Duck Tickets, we are able to support Kidzz Helping Kidzz year after year! 
 
To see Zachary’s entire presentation at Rotary, click on https://www.facebook.com/SilverdaleRotaryClub/videos/1002235690122746, and start the video at 3:09.
 
To see a video of the 2018 Christmas deliveries to the hospitals, click on https://www.kidzzhelpingkidzz.org/news and scroll down to Changemaker 2018.