The Kennek Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to bringing about hope, resilience and inspiration in the lives of those most vulnerable going through tough times.
In a Multi-State Effort, Kids Help Police Officers Help Other Kids with “Trouble”
In November, K-9 Officer Kent Yee of the Quincy, MA Police Department was present for the delivery of 13 Trouble plush dogs to the Quincy PD.
These donations were made possible thanks to fundraising done by Caleb and Kaitlyn Anderson, twin nine-year-olds from Indiana, who were introduced to Trouble at the 2019 Dream Ride in Connecticut. There, they were inspired by Virginia Master K-9 Trainer Tom Hendrickson’s presentation about Trouble. So inspired, in fact, that the twins fundraised and donated 13 plush Trouble Dogs to Officer Hendrickson’s Hampton, VA Police Department, as well!
In Quincy, the twins met Officer Yee through their multiple trips to Boston Children’s Hospital, which continue as Caleb battles a rare immune disorder.
Recently, Officer Yee took a plush Trouble Dog to help comfort a four-year-old girl who is spending time in Boston Children’s Hospital’s intensive care unit.
Following Officer Yee’s delivery of Trouble, the girl’s grandmother wrote the following note to The Kennek Foundation:
Kent Yee, who is a Quincy police officer, brought “Trouble” and the book to my granddaughter (4 yrs old) who is in the ICU at Children’s Hospital suffering from pneumonia and bad flu. Today I was there and read the book to her. She loved the puppy and the book. She especially liked the character “Hope.” God bless your work, because these kids get the message!
Donation from NH Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities Funds Distribution of Plush Trouble Dogs to First Responders in New Hampshire
Concord, NH Police Get Gift of Trouble
New Hampshire TV station WMUR9 reported on the donation of Trouble dogs made to the Concord police, courtesy of The Kennek Foundation and Speedway Children’s Charities NH. See the televised report here.
K9 “Buckshot” and Trouble the Dog Provide Comfort in a Time of Need
Certified therapy dog, Buckshot, and his handler, Tom Hendrickson, of the Hampton, VA Police Department are on the streets helping children going through tough times. Hours after a plush Trouble the Dog was delivered to this beautiful little girl, she had to visit the hospital due to a respiratory issue. Trouble was there to help her through.