Since 1967 kids have raised money, and then decide for themselves what organizations they want to donate the money to.
This year, 20 Kool Aid Kids raised $1,707 and that money was topped up so they could give $1,000 to the Northport Elementary School breakfast program and $1,000 to the SMILE program, which is the Cumberland Early Intervention Program.
Money was raised through several activities, including a bottle drive, a movie night, brush clean up, beverage sales, a three-point shootout and an auction of painted lanterns.
Northport Elementary has 38 students in Grades primary to 6, and Northport Elementary principal Angela Trenholm said students and staff are very grateful for the donation.
“It’s overwhelming to receive support from these kids,” said Trenholm.