FlyKickz CareBags "FKCAREBAGS" started from a simple idea by Dez collecting hotel toiletries throughout her travels in hopes of distributing them to those in need. An unwavering commitment to this idea that one day she would create bags filled with hygiene products and lunches continued to grow. On August 13, 2018 the idea for the 1st FKCarebags was born.
The difficult part about this process was Dez willingness to step out of her comfort zone and ask for help. FlyKickz has always been a one woman show but this wasn't a journey Dez wanted to experience alone. Through growth and evolving she learned to accept that needing help doesn't make you weak, in fact quite the opposite. It makes you strong, smart, resourceful, and realistic; being prideful is a weakness. Asking for help when you know you're in over your head is STRENGTH.
In 2018, FKCareBags first year was a success, over 500 items were collected to assemble 50 Carebags that were distributed throughout the Downtown Trenton area and nearby homeless shelters.
In 2019, FKCarebags grew from 500 items collected to an astounding 1,500. In addition, 50 lunches were prepared for those in need and distributed throughout the Downtown Trenton Area.
In 2020, in the height of the Pandemic after months filled with many ups, downs, transitions and uncertainties. Dez decided the 2020 FlyKickz Carebags would focus on collecting art & craft supplies for the children in her hometown Trenton. These children were facing the challenges of being away from their friends, no longer in a traditional classroom and in need of creating more ways to creatively express themselves. In less than 15 days with the help of the FlyKickz creative tribe over $1,600 in monetary contributions were raised to help purchase over 1,300 art & craft supplies which were successfully and safely hand delivered to over 40 children.
As of 2021 FlyKickz has successfully completed the 5th FKCarebags supplying numerous children with art supplies and their first FlyKickz canvas. Although, FKCarebags may vary from hygiene products, lunches and even art supplies for children the goal remains the same, “to give back to those within the community and to make a difference one person at a time.”