Team Kids urges volunteerism on King service day! (via OC Register)
OC Register NEWS MICHAEL GOULDING, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
IRVINE – Since she was 4 years old, Brianna Kaufman knew she wanted to give back to her community. It came from the time when Kaufman would accompany her grandmother, an avid volunteer, to Heritage Pointe, a senior living home in Mission Viejo, and help her paint some of the residents’ nails “to pamper them.”
“Obviously, I couldn’t paint their nails, but I would help my grandmother by picking a color or passing nail polish to her,” Kaufman said. “I just remember walking out and seeing the smile on their faces and although I was young, I felt like I did a huge service and in my own way gave back,” she said.
When she was in sixth grade, Kaufman learned about a nonprofit called Team Kids and has since become a member of its youth council, which helps create, plan and host events for good causes.
On Sunday, Kaufman, 18 and a senior at University High School in Irvine, and the rest of Team Kids hosted its ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event at the Great Park in Irvine to promote volunteerism.