Community House to Host Fun for Kids Day
Fundraiser in Dedham benefits Children's Hospital Boston.
The Dedham Community House will offer children face painting, tattoos, pony rides and a moon bounce next month at the third annual Fun for Kids Day.
The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Event founder Mark Consentino said Fun for Kids Day has grown substantially in a short period of time.
"It's come a long way in three years," Consentino said. "Hopefully it'll double in size in the next five."
Consentino noted he started the event in his backyard, but held the festivities at the Dedham Community House last year. At least 60 people attended last year's event.
"There's so much going on for the kids to allow them to have fun all day," Consentino said.
But Consentino emphasized plenty of effort has been involved in getting the event off the ground.
"It's a lot of work," Consentino said, "but every year it's getting a little bit easier."
This year's event will feature prizes ranging from pencils to an iPod, with more prizes to be added in the future.
Consentino said all proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital Boston, and has started a 4C's for Kids Fund, a nonprofit organization, to help the hospital.
He said the event provides a fun experience for families while supporting a great cause.
At least 15 sponsors have shown their support for the event, including Dedham's Dance Explosion, Dedham Parent Time, Papa Gino's, BJ's and Dedham Savings. Consentino said he has spent the past few months trying to raise money for the event.
"Our long-term goal is for the event to be free for everyone in Dedham," Consentino said.
Consentino said he hopes to double the funds from last year's Fun for Kids Day, and would like to raise $4,000 with the third annual event.
Companies interested in becoming an event sponsor can contact Mark Consentino at 781-724-9319 or by emailing Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org