The 17th annual
By Kids For Kids musical benefit concert took place on Saturday, February 24 and raised $1076.00 for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, created by Paul Newman for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Students and faculty showcased their many talents through more than twenty different acts with performers ranging from pre-kindergarten through ninth grade.

Co-advisor of the Community Service program Sheryl Knapp said “the concert was a success and a great way to embody our motto, life through service, with such music in our hearts and gifts for others. To our amazing group of student musicians and our faculty groups that performed, your enthusiasm and efforts were noticed and appreciated.”
Many thanks to the Community Service students who helped organize the event, the music teachers and art department, the parents, administration, faculty, and staff who assisted throughout the evening, and those who contributed to or helped out at the bake sale, which enabled the school raise funds for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

Justin Farrands, a coordinator at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, recently expressed his gratitude for the many years of service provided by IMS. He shares, “Over the last 13 years IMS has raised over $27,000 for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. To put that number into perspective, your amazing community has sent 11 seriously ill children to a week-long session at Camp.”

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, located in Ashford, CT, was founded by Paul Newman in 1988 and named for the secret hiding place of outlaws in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. All proceeds raised at By Kids for Kids musical benefit concert go toward sending a sick child with cancer to camp for one week.