Helping Kids Play. Learn. Create. Grow. Bloom.
The mission of Kiki’s Garden is to raise funds for scholarships, enrichment programs and initiatives that support the growth and well-being of youth in our community, providing them the opportunity to develop their potential, pursue their dreams and create joy for themselves and their communities.
We envision a world where all children, especially those from disadvantage or difficult circumstances are given opportunities for joyful self expression and personal growth. Every child is a seed of unlimited potential deserving of the chance to explore, discover and connect to themselves and their world. When we make a difference in a child’s life, we cultivate the garden of human potential and create a better world one smile at a time.
How We Help
You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children.
Your gift will help equip children in need with necessary resources, training and education while offering the promise of a brighter future. You can make a difference today by signing up.
Krista Weller Burns
Our Krista (Kiki), a most wonderful daughter, sister, wife and friend inspired us to create Kiki’s Garden when she asked to be remembered for how she lived and not for the immense challenge that finally stole her life. Her gift to us amidst all the pain and sorrow at her passing was our awakening to the infinite power of love and we were compelled to create a legacy to honor her passion for life and her belief that she could help create a better world.
In her short but abundant life, Krista generously planted and cultivated seeds of love. She lived with grace, intelligence and passion. She was bold and sassy, yet genuine, kind and forgiving. She loved life and all manner of people. While she pursued her own passions, she also expended her energy for the benefit of others inspiring and encouraging them to follow their dreams and never give up.
To those who loved her, she was like a big, bold, beautiful sunflower abundant with seeds of potential to give and share. Kiki’s Garden will be her living memorial spreading sunshine to help kids…
Seeding Good Deeds News
- Kiki’s Garden Awarded: Hero AwardHomeSmart's Jeff and Evelyn Weller are congratulated by Dean deTonnancourt after receiving the REALTOR® Hero award at the recent Kent Washington Association of REALTORS (KWAOR) event.
- Imaginorium Summer InitiativeWe loved our visit to The Imaginorium Summer Camp! Kiki's Garden is thrilled to have provided camp scholarships to 6 happy campers so they could attend this imaginative and well run summer creative experience. Congratulations to Ian and Star, two of the scholarship recipients pictured here… All the kids were so well behaved and respectful … Read more
- 2019 Aspire Higher ScholarsWe would like to congratulate the following 2019 Aspire Higher Scholars! Eight scholarships were awarded to Rhode Island graduating seniors this year. We wish them a life full of many successes as they move on to their next chapter. This years applicants came from a variety or high schools from around the state. Alyssa … Read more
Sunflowers for Scholars Fundraiser
In memory of our beautiful Krista, our labor of love is growing sunflowers, her favorite flower. The Sunflowers for Scholars Fundraiser takes place from July through Labor Day at the Kiki’s Garden Farm. All proceeds raised go directly towards supporting our Aspire Higher Scholarships, and youth enrichment programs.