Kadiedra — amazing role-model, student and inspiration


Kadiedra’s journey through foster care was a challenging one. From being separated from her siblings, to enduring additional abuse at the hands of those set to protect her, Kadiedra has fought hard for her education and hopes her story will encourage others to move forward and find their voice.

Kadiedra, or Dee-Dee as she likes to be called, came into foster care when she was just five years old.  One of her earliest memories was taking a long car ride on a rainy dark night to an unfamiliar building – the Polinsky Children’s Center, providing the safety and security she needed. Though she had escaped neglect at the hands of her mother and abuse at the hands of her grandmother, foster care came with a different kind of fear and sadness. After four placement changes and separation from her brothers and sister, a friend of the family stepped up to foster her and her three siblings.

Throughout her struggles, Dee-Dee held fast to her goal of pursuing higher education. She has had to deal with the death of a special person, the one who she referred to as her mom, and has narrowly avoided homelessness, but Dee-Dee has always found a way to continue in school and balance it all.

Currently, Dee-Dee is caring for her younger brother who, because of her support, is successfully graduating from high school and enrolling in college, all while continuing on her own educational journey in hopes of combining her love of animals with her interest in business.

Kadiedra is an amazing role-model, student, and an inspiration to so many.  Promises2Kids is thrilled to share her story of resilience, bravery, and persistence.

By |June 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kadiedra — amazing role-model, student and inspiration

Foster Youth Holiday Shopping Days

DECEMBER 5, 9, 11 & 12, 2015

2015 Holiday Shopping Days for Foster Youth 10 Years & Older

Once again this holiday season Promises2Kids will be hosting Our Annual Holiday Shopping Event! We are pleased to announce our holiday shopping partners:  Walmart and Costco

Shopping will take place on 4 separate days:

Saturday, December 5th — 8am-11am 
Costco – Mission Valley
2345 Fenton Pkwy. San Diego, CA 92108
Light breakfast and refreshments will be served

Wednesday, December 9th —  4pm- 7pm 
Costco – San Marcos
725 Center Dr.  San Marcos, CA 92069
Hotdog dinner and refreshments will be served

Friday, December 11th 4pm-7pm
4840 Shawline St, San Diego, CA 92111
Dinner and refreshments will be served

Saturday, December 12th 8am-11am
4840 Shawline St, San Diego, CA 92111
Light breakfast and refreshments will be served

  • Promises2Kids will have a check in table at the store entrance. Youth will check in by providing their last name and date of birth.
  • No pre-registration is required. Please do not RSVP.
  • Youth not on the list must provide recent placement documentation or a letter from their social worker or they will NOT be permitted to shop.
  • Youth MUST be present in order to participate.
  • This opportunity is for youth to purchase items/ something special this holiday season. Therefore, youth WILL NOT be permitted to purchase the following items – gift cards, toiletries, basic need items or groceries/laundry/cleaning items, alcohol or tobacco.
  • No returns will be possible.

Please contact your County Social Worker/Regional Manager with questions on youth eligibility or to see if your youth is on the list. Registration list is provided to Promises2Kids by […]

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Vintage Chanel Trunk Show

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Jewelry Trunk Show General Reception
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Featuring hundreds of vintage Chanel jewelry items

Private VIP Shopping & Reception
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Select Chanel clothing, handbags and jewelry with first shopping opportunity
Personal stylist
Opportunity to win a $1000 Neiman Marcus shopping spree
Tickets $75

Hosted at the home of Jonathan and Wendy Segal
The Cresta
6005 Avenida Cresta, La Jolla 92037

Click here to make your reservation today
For more information contact 858-278-4400

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Shop Jimbo’s through May 18th


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Dream On Auction Preview


Special Opportunity Drawing:
John Matty Co. Earrings

Rancho Santa Fe’s jeweler John Matty Co. has specially designed and generously donated to Promises2Kids a pair of gorgeous Natural Fancy Green Diamond and Moonstone Drop earrings set in 18k gold and valued at $12,500.  Tickets $100 each or 6 for $500, 12 for $1,000.

The winner will be drawn on June 9th; you do not need to be present to win.


IslandsofLoretoMexico Luxury Vacation for Two

Enjoy the beauty of Baja in the perfect location – 5 nights in a deluxe ocean view suite at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Villa Group Resort's new shining-star resort epitomizes luxury. Includes a fishing trip or island tour and round-trip airfare on Alaskan Airlines from Los Angeles for two.  *See website for more details.

IMG_1970Diamond and Gold Tennis Bracelet from CJ Charles Jewelers

This beautiful tennis bracelet can be all yours and will make you the envy of your friends!  Made from gold and diamonds, this CJ Charles Jewelers bracelet is the epitome of luxury.



Out of This World: Skylab

Own a genuine fragment of Skylab, America’s first and only space station. From a custom limited edition of only 600, an approximately 1” x 4” fragment of Skylab is encased within a stunning 16” x 20” museum quality black lacquer frame, accented with silver corners. Includes the official Skylab first day cover issued in 1974, a letter from NASA […]

By |May 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dream On Auction Preview

Thursday Club Juniors Gala 2014

Friday April 25th

Check out the amazing on-line auction items available for the upcoming Thursday Club Gala benefiting Promises2Kids’ Camp Connect.

The Thursday Club was founded in 1921 to promote social, educational, cultural and civic activities throughout San Diego County. Each year, the Thursday Club Juniors proudly support their heritage of philanthropy by planning a gala event. By supporting the Thursday Club Juniors Gala, you will support Camp Connect and ensure that brothers and sisters living apart in foster care have the opportunity to reunite with their sibling(s) in a fun and safe environment that facilitates familial bonding. Since their founding, the Thursday Club has raised nearly 2 million dollars to support local charities. Funds raised by the Thursday Club Juniors have helped to transform local charities, enabling them to better serve our community and help where it is needed most.

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