Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s ‘Kidz Kare’ focuses on helping others

Participants in the recent Kidz Kare project.

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center recently held its first Kidz Kare community service project and invited local families to meet at the center to help create care packages for Thrive Animal Rescue, a local non-profit organization that focuses on placing foster dogs in loving homes. Representatives from Thrive introduced several adoptable dogs to the group and explained the process for adoption. Children delighted in rolling up their sleeves and forming fresh dough into doggie-themed treats that were baked and donated to Thrive along with collars, leashes and other pet supplies.

Kidz Kare, conceived by a group of Community Center families, will meet monthly and focus each month on a different need. In December, Kidz Kare will collect a variety of supplies from books, clothing and toys to donate to the Cortez Hill Family Center of San Diego, an organization that provides shelter for homeless families.

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is a local non-profit organization that strives to enhance the spirit and benefits of community life in Rancho Santa Fe through programs, events and services of enrichment, recreation and outreach for all ages.

For more information on becoming involved in the center’s Kids Kare projects, please call the Community Center at 858-756-2461 or visit