Kimmy Latsch - Directed by Tania Backus

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Patti Latsch says ... on Sunday, May 20 at 7:32 AM

Thank you to everyone who has voted and commented. All of the finalists deserve recognition. We appreciate the great things you've had to say about Kimmy and Homeless Backpacks! We are so proud of Kimmy!

Jesse H says ... on Friday, May 18 at 12:26 PM

If this contest is based on whether or not a person is sincerely helping their community, then Kimmy & Homeless Backpacks should win. This video shows a small piece of a story of a kind and thoughtful person helping those less fortunate.

Kelly says ... on Friday, May 18 at 12:16 PM

Kimmy is a true community champion! It is evident in the video that she is a sincere person and really cares about helping people. Please vote for her.

Bill Dodge says ... on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 AM

I hope Kimmy wins this competition. I saw a homeless person downtown today (how do you really know?) and thought immediately of Kimmy and the impact of what she is doing NOW would have on this person. And think of all the other great ideas she has!

Tammy says ... on Wednesday, May 16 at 8:50 AM

What A great honor to have you in our school. Way to go Kimmy.

Valerie says ... on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:57 AM

Kimmy is an amazing person! She understands and knows how to help teens because she is one. Homeless Backpacks helped people in my town. Its hard to believe, but there are starving kids right here in Washington. Let's help Kimmy feed them.

David says ... on Monday, May 14 at 3:51 PM

Kimmy was incredible during the video shoot and we are certainly proud to be supporting her!

Floyd Driver says ... on Friday, May 11 at 7:51 AM

I have to agree with what others have already posted here. An excellent program and an incredible young lady. Kimmy is a wonderful asset to the community.

Debbie says ... on Thursday, May 10 at 2:38 PM

Kimmy is such a pleasure to be around and always with a helping hand. She is a hard worker and puts all her energy into helping others. Honored to know her.

Laurie says ... on Wednesday, May 9 at 8:23 AM

Kimmie has helped so many teens(our future care givers). She deserves the best for her self as well.

Tammy says ... on Wednesday, May 9 at 8:14 AM

I have seen first hand what A differance that you have made in the lives of these people. If we could all do things like you have done the world would be A better place. THANK YOU for the compassion that you give.

Angie H says ... on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:57 AM

I love the way you involve our community. Way to represent!

Bill Dodge says ... on Monday, May 7 at 9:33 PM

Don't want to seem repetitive but can't help but be compelled by Kimmy's energy. All the videos are good. But there is something Sue K. her school librarian said about Kimmy's Fairness, Responsiblity, Respect, Empathy and Dignity. That's who she is.

Sue K says ... on Monday, May 7 at 3:46 PM

I was the librarian at Kimmy's elementary school. Even then she exhibited all the principles of our school code.. Fairness, Responsiblity, Respect, Empathy and Dignity. Way to go Kimmy!

Steve Dobosz says ... on Monday, May 7 at 1:20 PM

It is said that knowing what is right is easy, but doing what is right takes much more. Kimmy is one who knows what is right and is following with doing what is right. Well done.

Roger says ... on Monday, May 7 at 9:36 AM

Please help homeless and at risk teens but voting for Kimmy Latsch of Homeless Backpacks. She is a true community champion! Her compassion for others is inspiring!

Jasmel Sangha says ... on Sunday, May 6 at 6:02 PM

I learned of Kimmys passion for homeless kids couple of years ago. As her neighbor I am so proud of her work. This program has the ability to go national.

Gina Hale says ... on Friday, May 4 at 9:39 PM

The world is truly a better place because of Kimmy. She is caring, gracious, and wise in ways beyond her years. Thank you, Kimmy.

Tania Backus says ... on Friday, May 4 at 4:43 PM

Kimmy is such an honest, hardworking young leader. Her community is certainly lucky to have such a sincere champion. Help by voting for this video to raise money for her charity, Homeless Backpacks, and feed a hungry teenager!

Debbie Hathaway says ... on Friday, May 4 at 12:06 PM

I had the priviledge of being Kimmy's music teacher for several years and she is an outstanding student. She has maturity beyond her years and compassion for others. Kimmy, I'm so proud of the work you are doing and what a fine person you are.

Claire N says ... on Friday, May 4 at 11:49 AM

This is such a wonderful program! I am so impressed with the work that Kimmy and the organization is doing. Keep up the great work It is so inspiring to see a young person getting involved and making a difference in the community.

Bill Dodge says ... on Friday, May 4 at 7:48 AM

After having the chance to watch all contestants' videos, and they are all very good, I now have a point of reference for not only Kimmy's current impact but also the potential for her continuing to make a significant difference in the world.

Samantha Jensen says ... on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 PM

Love this video! So inspirational. Should definitely win!

EDP says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 10:14 PM

Nice job! Very Nice video

Grace says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 10:10 PM

This is an inspiring program and I can't wait to see what they continue to do in the future.

Monica Jordan says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:34 PM

Kimmy, you never cease to amaze! Not only is Homeless Backpacks truly blessed to have you on their side, but so are the students we serve. Thank you sooooo much!

Ann says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:01 PM

Homeless backpacks is a wonderful program, they are lucky to have Kimmy too! I see the flyer on the wall everytime I go in my children's middle school and know they are right at the heart of the at risk kids in our community.

Janet says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:24 PM

What a great community leader Kimmy is! This program is fantastic!

Diane T. says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 12:41 PM

Way to go Kimmy! What a great heart for a teenager! Surely you will win!

Terryl says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 12:40 PM

What a wonderful video, Kimmy! Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to help assure that in our community and those around us that All Kids Win!

Cathy C. says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 10:28 AM

Kimmy is an extraordinary young woman who gives selflessly to our community. Thanks, Kimmy.

Joseph Beaulieu says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:25 AM

This young lady is making a huge difference in the lives of homeless teens, not only in Thurston Co but in Grays Harbor and Mason Counties as well. Homeless teens is bigger than most people think and Kimmy is doing an outstanding job in attacking it

Laurel Ackerman says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:04 AM

REally well done, Bravo! This one should win for sure!

Bill Dodge says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:22 AM

This video captures the scope of the challenge and the amazing commitment of young people like Kimmy who are engaged in the solution. She is a natural leader and has the energy and compassion to really make a difference in the world!

Kaye says ... on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:50 PM

Wow!! If we could all have as much compassion and empathy for our fellow man as this young lady, surely world peace would be well within our reach.

Maroo-Chan says ... on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:42 PM

What an inspiring video. I'm certainly proud to have Ms. Latsch in my community!

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