Welcome to Every Kid Counts

For 22 years Every Kid Counts (EKC) has been dedicated to helping children by bringing hearts together to help provide programs that help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders through educational, athletic and philanthropic programs. EKC encourages you to explore our site to learn more about our wonderful charity, and we are excited to meet you at our next event.

Projects Completed

Stuff the Pack Program
Back to School Drive
Completed August 16, 2015
We have just completed our Back to School Drive with CESD. It was a big success. Over 86 boxes totally filled with supplies and 786 Back packs were collected, stuffed by Quicken Loans many volunteers and passed out to the kids this past Monday and Tuesday. A special thanks to Mickie and Carolyn for coordinating the drive and volunteers. Brian Chambers and George James for helping Rob Perelka drop off the boxes and  pick up the supplies and to our partners Chase Bank, Level 3 Communication and BMO Harris Bank for collecting the supplies.


PennMutual comes up big for EKC! On April 3, 2014 Penn Mutual Hosted over 30 kids representing all nine Creighton Elementary Schools and presented bikes to each one of them. On April 5th, Penn Mutual presented a check for $25,000 to Charity President Rob Perelka, Chairman of the Board George James and Books to Bikes Program Coordinator Carolyn Benson from CESD. “We are extremely grateful” said charity president Rob Perelka. “To see the kids’ faces light up when they were told that they can choose their bikes was an awesome site.”

Over the past year and a half, PennMutals contribution went a long way to fund several hundred bikes, two Stuff the Pack Programs, several Character Counts Scholarships and two Season of giving Campaigns. Thank you to all the producers  and management team at Penn Mutual for their generous contribution that made a huge difference in the lives of thousands of kids throughout Arizona and Southern California.

Upcoming Fundraisers

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Aces & Bases

The 10th Annual

Charity Poker Tournament

and Casino Night

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016

4PM, Registration & Happy Hour

5:00PM Charity Poker Tournament Begins

7:00PM Casino Opens


Every Kid Counts Children’s Charity

Sponsorship Opportunities are available:

For Sponsorship Contact Rob at 480-248-6753




A Successful 2015 

In 2015, we collected twice as many school supplies than the past year and collected and delivered over 5500 toys which was more than 1500 toys than the 2014 campaign. In addition, we provided 9 academic scholarships and we continued to have great success with our “Books to Bikes” Literacy/Child Obesity Prevention Program. In the three years that this program has been in place, the children have read over 60,000 books and we have presented over 700 bikes, helmets and locks to these deserving children throughout Arizona.

Current Programs

Primary Function:   Partnership with Creighton Elementary School District and their 9 Schools
  • Books to Bike Literacy Program
  • Character Counts Graduation Scholarship Program
  • Stuff the Pack Back to School Drive
  • Holiday Toy Drive for Needy Families

Additional Support Programs
  • Camp Sunrise Cancer Camp
  • Holiday Toy Drive and Presentation for Military and Needy Families 
  • Support for Fallen First Responders
  • Leadership Through Baseball



Special Thank You To Our Partners & Sponsors