Welcome to Every Kid Counts

For over 24 years Every Kid Counts (EKC) has been dedicated to helping children by bringing hearts together to help provide programs that help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders through educational, athletic and philanthropic programs. EKC encourages you to explore our site to learn more about our wonderful charity, and we are excited to meet you at our next event.

Current Campaigns

2018 EKC Winter Celebrity Golf Tournament

Past Contributors

Current Programs

Primary Function:   Partnership with Creighton Elementary School District and their 9 Schools
  • Books to Bike Literacy Program
  • Character Counts Graduation Scholarship Program
  • Stuff the Pack Back to School Drive
  • Holiday Toy Drive for Needy Families

Additional Support Programs
  • Camp Sunrise Cancer Camp
  • Holiday Toy Drive and Presentation for Military and Needy Families 
  • Support for Fallen First Responders
  • Leadership Through Baseball




EKC Season of Giving

Christmas Toy Drive

Thank you to all who helped us make a differences in the lives of a couple of thousands

of Kids in Arizona and Southern California.


Thank You to all those who supported this event.

Projects Completed

2017 Stuff the Pack Program
Back to School Drive
Completed August 11, 2017

Every Kid Counts Children’s Charity and its many volunteers and partners have completed our 2017 Back to School Drive Campaign. Over 1300 Back packs were collected and stuffed by our fantastic volunteer team from the Creighton Elementary School District and the McClure Family. This year EKC expanded is outreach not only to support several hundred of students throughout CESD, we provided 300 stuffed back packs to kids at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and over 100 Packs to Holdeman Elementary School in Tempe and several back packs to Maricopa  Elementary school. A special thanks goes out to EKC’s Vice president Renee McClure for managing this year’s campaign and to board member David Kessler for braving the heat to picking up and delivering the packs and supplies collected by our partner and many friends at Chase Bank and Level 3 Communications. In addition, thank you to Larry H Miller Foundation  for their special grant and from funds raised through several RPM Racing Entertainment event circuit that helped support some of the costs of this event and the to many donors who supported this year’s campaign.

2016 – Another Successful Year!

In 2016, we collected twice as many school supplies than the past year and collected and delivered over 7500 toys which was more than 2000 toys than the 2015 campaign. In addition, we once again provided 9 academic scholarships and we continued to have great success with our “Books to Bikes” Literacy/Child Obesity Prevention Program. In the four years that this program has been in place, the children have read over 80,000 books and we have presented over 800 bikes, helmets and locks to these deserving children throughout Arizona. Sadly we said goodbye to two outstanding contributors to EKC; Mark Gefroh, President of Crown Press and Past Chairman and Honorary Board Member and Robert C Perelka, co director of our Tucson chapter. Both pasted away at the end of December.

Special Thank You To Our Partners & Sponsors