"Be a part of something bigger than yourself."

The Kevin Garcia Foundation is inspired by a truly remarkable person, Kevin Garcia. Kevin did not have money, power, or fame. But he did have a great influence through his ability to touch each and every person. Kevin gave his all to help family, friends, and strangers. Whether he helped with hurricane preparations, comforting someone mourning a painful loss, spreading laughter through his stories, or even helping a little boy make sandcastles, Kevin truly cared about every person he met. He was humble, kind, understanding, generous and loving, all the things we strive to be.

Kevin was 17 years old when he passed away December 9, 2008. Rather than receiving flowers at his funeral we collected toys as a truer commemoration of his spirit. Since that initial toy drive we have expanded our reach by hosting annual toy drives, sponsoring children with life-threatening medical conditions, and establishing the Kevin Garcia Scholarship. The truest testament to Kevin’s legendary love is the foundation’s continued support by those that knew him and those who have come to learn who he was.