JW & Lori Invite Young Philanthropist to Meet Hunter Hayes

August 13, 2014

WKLB-FM’s JW, Lori Bateman, Kylee McCumber and WKLB-FM’s Lori at the Hunter Hayes concert in May.

WKLB-FM’s JW, Lori Bateman, Kylee McCumber and WKLB-FM’s Lori at the Hunter Hayes concert in May.

 

WKLB-FM’s JW and Lori made one girl’s dream come true in May.

After hearing about her community service work, JW and Lori spoke with Leominster, MA, middle school student Kylee McCumber on the air to talk about a charity project she started.

In addition to her studies, Kylee found time to launch Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz, packing and distributing weekend food kits for children who are in need.

The Kare Kits, comprising nonperishable food, were designed to feed elementary school students in the Massachusetts city who do not have enough food to last them over the weekend.

To honor the enterprising young woman’s efforts, Kylee and her grandmother, Lori Bateman, were also invited to see Hunter Hayes in concert, where they met up with JW and Lori.

Hayes, who is one of Kylee’s favorite singers, has been raising awareness about childhood hunger on his We’re Not Invisible tour.

The country star stopped to speak with Kylee backstage about her Kare Kits program, posing for a picture along the way. That night, she also met Danielle Bradbery, winner of The Voice season 4, and country duo Dan + Shay.

“Kylee hasn’t stopped grinning and has been sharing stories with family and friends nonstop!” her grandmother said a few days after the concert.

But Kylee is not done yet: She’s already looking to extend her burgeoning Kare Kits program into the summer.