Welcome to Kleb's Kids

A Little Information

Kleb's Kids was started in December 1990 by Mike Kleban and became a ministry of Oak Grove United Methodist Church Charlotte, NC in 2000.

The main mission of Kleb's Kids is "To put a smile on the face of children in need on Christmas morning".  We know for a fact that most children we support would wake up Christmas morning to find out that Santa, for some reason, didn't stop by their house.  We verify this by working with the schools and social workers to carefully select our families.

What can a child expect to get from Kleb's Kids?  Since the children are used to getting clothes handed down to them, we make sure to buy them brand new clothes.  We buy 2-3 outfits, under clothing, socks, coats, shoes and a couple of toys.  We don't buy electronic games, cell phones, iPods, etc.  Each child will also receive a stocking filled with candy and cookies.  Every child also receives a $25 gift certificate to a grocery store.

The Saturday before Christmas, all the children and families are invited to a Christmas party where they enjoy refreshments and their gifts given to them by Santa.  As they receives their gifts Santa tells each one of them they are special to him and since he is real busy on Christmas Eve he wanted to go ahead and give them their gifts now, but they can't open them until Christmas morning.

The base of our ministry consists of five people: Michelle Williams, Sue Bethea, Joni Lineberger, Ted Borkenski, and Mike Kleban.  We are five people, with the help of many friends and family, who enjoy helping these families in need each and every year during Christmas.

We receive our children from the following schools in Charlotte, NC:

  • Ranson Middle
  • Statesville Road Elementary
  • Winding Springs Elementary

We also receive children from the community food pantry at Harrisburg United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, NC.

Christmas in July

The Harrisburg Cruisers have teamed up with Kleb's Kids again for a Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive. The event will be held Friday, July 11th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Hardee's/Red Burrito in Harrisburg, NC. They are accepting donations of cash and new and unwrapped toys. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Check out www.harrisburgcruisers.org for more information as we get closer to the event.

2nd Annual Classic Car Cruise-In and Toy Drive

Thanks to the Harrisburg Cruisers (http://www.harrisburgcruisers.org), Harrisburg Hardee's and the support of the Harrisburg Community and surrounding areas. We were able to raise over $1600 in donations and collect between $1000 and $1500 in toys yesterday! I know there will be many children waking up Christmas morning with smiles on their faces because of this great effort. Please check out the photos in the 2nd Annual Toy Drive gallery or on Facebook.

Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive

Join us for the Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive benefiting Kleb's Kids. This Saturday, December 7th. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hardee's of Harrisburg 4280 Highway 49 North Harrisburg, NC Come and check out some awesome muscle cars or bring your own. Visit http://www.harrisburgcruisers.org/index.html for more information. Bring a toy and receive a free small coffee or small drink.

Anna Beth Davis BBQ & Cruise In

At Kleb's Kid's we do more than just gifts for children at Christmas, we participate in events and charities around the year. Please help us in supporting Anna Beth Davis. Anna Beth is 5 year old girl from Kannapolis who suffers from Lissencephaly, which causes seizures and developmental delays. We are raising funds to help Anna get a special service dog that can detect seizures up to 30 minutes before they occur. Saturday, April 20th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Bank of North Carolina in Harrisburg BBQ plate $8.00 at the event and $7.00 in advance Click on the link below for more information.

Anna Beth Davis BBQ & Cruise In

At Kleb's Kid's we do more than just gifts for children at Christmas, we participate in events and charities around the year. Please help us in supporting Anna Beth Davis. Anna Beth is 5 year old girl from Kannapolis who suffers from Lissencephaly, which causes seizures and developmental delays. We are raising funds to help Anna get a special service dog that can detect seizures up to 30 minutes before they occur. Saturday, April 20th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Bank of North Carolina in Harrisburg BBQ plate $8.00 at the event and $7.00 in advance Click on the link below for more information.

Christmas 2012

Because of about 100 friends, acquaintances and business who donated over $18,000 dollars in cash, clothes and toys, 56 families consisting of 152 boys and girls who would have woken up without anything under their Christmas trees were able to wake up with smiles on there faces.

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