Driven by Passion: The Damiano Center’s Kid’s Kitchen Gets an Extreme Makeover

Leadership Duluth class members Dana Kazel, Kelly Blindauer, Scottie Gardonio, Troy Hendrickson, Dale Hoff, Jeffrey Kazel, Kate Kucinski, Kelly Lussier, Elizabeth Socha and Emily Wartman have been working very hard on giving the Damiano Center’s Kid’s Kitchen an extreme makeover. The Kid’s Kitchen offers nutritional meals in a safe and supervised environment for 400-500 children in poverty who come to the Damiano Center every year. The team has secured donations, raised funds, recruited outside volunteers to accomplish their goal of reinventing the space with a bright  new coat of paint, cabinets and new furnishings. In May the team will host a carnival themed party to unveil the beautiful  space to many excited children who utilize the area regularly. This team formed after touring the space last fall and learned about the important work it does to help at risk youth in the Duluth community. Driven by their joined passion to support area youth in need they worked together to create an enormous impact for the facility and the families that utilize their services.

Kelly Blindauer

Jeff Kazel

Dana Kazel

Scottie Gardonio

Troy Hendrickson

Kate Kucinski

Kelly Lussier

Libby Socha

Emily Wartman

Dale Hoff