Union High Student's Gift-Giving Cause Bigger Than Ever

Friday, October 25th 2013, 5:30 pm
By: News On 6

Gifts don't have to be expensive or elaborate to make a world of difference. Sometimes all they have to be are some heartfelt words.

That's the message of Kenzie's Cause, a program where kids make handcrafted letters with words of hope and appreciation to soldiers far from home, someone stuck in the hospital or anyone else in need.

It was started by Union High Sophomore Kenzie Chabino.

Last year, Governor Mary Fallin declared October 25, "Oklahoma Gift of Giving Day," in honor of Kenzie's Cause.

10/25/2012 Related Story: Governor Declares OK Gift Of Giving Day In Honor Of Union High Freshman

The Oklahoma PTA teamed up with Kenzie to help get her message out, and Friday, the kids at Kendall-Whittier Elementary in Tulsa and Wiley Post in Putnam City helped.

"I never thought it would do this. When I was 9 years old, I looked around and thought, 'Oh, maybe I get a hundred cards from kids, and I get to take those out. I never thought I would have 400,000, and we're expected to hit a million," Kenzie said.

Click here to learn more about Kenzie's Cause