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Young San Diegan Receives Community Heroes Award for Helping Homeless

Together with Frank Motors Group, 101.5 KGB is proud to announce our first Community Heroes recipient, Kenan Pala. Kenan's work in the community began as a child and continues now in his teen years with the non-profit organization he launched called Kids4Community.

Kenan shared how his non-profit originated:

Kids4Community was launched from an encounter I had roaming through the diverse San Diego geography. On a beach run, my father and I came across a sick baby seal and noticed there was a growing crowd of concerned people helping the seal (notifying park rangers, calling animal shelters, etc.). Then, on the car ride back home, we drove past a sick homeless man who, like the seal, was in desperate need of help. Yet, people just walked and drove by the man, treating him as if he were invisible. This stark contrast motivated me to take action and raise awareness for the homeless crisis in San Diego – from this, Kids4Community was born. The organization combines homelessness and youth activism, as I feel strongly that someone's age should not restrict them from charity work. With Kids4Community, we assemble care packages, organize fundraisers, and host dinner servings all geared towards helping fight homelessness and encourage kids to volunteer (none of our events have age restrictions).

As a recipient of the Community Heroes program, Kenan is awarded $500 from the Frank Motors Group, which he has opted to give to another deserving non-profit, the Lucky Dick Foundation.

Frank Motors presents the “Community Heroes” program which highlights the positive changes individuals are making in our community.

CLICK HERE to nominate a local community hero. Each quarter we will select one winner, who will receive $500 from Frank Motors to enjoy or donate to their charity of choice.


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