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.

Annual Harrisburg Cruisers Toy Drive

Join The Harrisburg Cruisers as they host their annual Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive. The event will take place this Saturday, November 19 from 10:00AM until 3:00PM at the Hardee's in Harrisburg, NC off of Hwy 49. Come enjoy classic cars and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to families in need. All toys and cash donations will benefit Kleb's Kids. Visit http://www.harrisburgcruisers.org for more information. http://klebskids.com/

6th Annual Kleb's Kids BBQ Benefit

Join us Saturday July 30th from 6:00 PM until... for great food and great music to benefit Kleb's Kids. Barbecue and sides will be served. Live music provided by Wayward Reason, check out http://www.waywardreason.com for a preview. We are asking for a donation of $15 per adult. Please bring a lawn chair and your beverage of choice. RSVP mkleban@carolina.rr.com Visit http://www.klebskids.com for more information on the charity.

Annual Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive 2015

Join The Harrisburg Cruisers as they host their annual Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive. The event will take place this Saturday, November 21 from 10:00AM until 3:00PM at the Hardee's in Harrisburg, NC off of Hwy 49. Come enjoy classic cars and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to families in need. All toys and cash donations will benefit Kleb's Kids. Visit http://www.harrisburgcruisers.org for more information. http://klebskids.com/

Kleb’s Kids 5th annual benefit BBQ was a success

I would just like to thank everyone that showed up for Kleb’s Kids 5th annual benefit BBQ. I would also like to thank the people that could not attend but sent donations anyway. God looked down upon us with great weather for the evening, delicious food, a great band, and He had everyone reach deep down into their pockets for their donations of over $5,000. $3,200 was donated towards the Medical Clinic in Nicaragua to pay for medicine, repair the roof and add a tile floor.

5th Annual Kleb's Kids BBQ Benefit

Join us Saturday July 25th from 6:00 PM until... for great food and great music to benefit Kleb's Kids. Barbecue and sides will be served. Live music provided by Wayward Reason, check out http://www.waywardreason.com for a preview. We are asking for a donation of $15 per adult. Please bring a lawn chair and your beverage of choice. RSVP mkleban@carolina.rr.com Visit http://www.klebskids.com for more information on the charity.

I am thankful for...

I am thankful for the Harrisburg Cruisers and the Hardees Red Burrito of Harrisburg. Last Saturday they held a toy drive to benefit Kleb's Kids which raised $802.00 dollars cash along with over 200 toys, 112 stuff animals, 1 complete doll house, 16 watches and 3 bicycles. Back in July these same great people had a Christmas in July toy drive and brought in $790.00 dollars cash along with 69 toys. Because of the amount of toys donated, we will be able to spend most of the money on clothes for these children in need. So far this year we have the names of 149 boys and girls.

Annual Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive

Join The Harrisburg Cruisers as they host their annual Classic Car Cruise-In & Toy Drive. The event will take place this Saturday, November 22 from 1:00PM until 5:00PM at the Hardee's in Harrisburg, NC off of Hwy 49. Come enjoy classic cars and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to families in need. All toys and cash donations will benefit Kleb's Kids. Visit http://www.harrisburgcruisers.org for more information.

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