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Wish List 2010

Thanks to your amazing support, 100% of the wishes have been fulfilled!

During the holiday season you supported us when you did your holiday shopping, and we wanted to say thanks!

In the month of December, Macy’s in Neshaminy Mall set up a Holiday Charity Gift Wrap Station benefitting The Kisses for Kyle Foundation!

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Parents Express Article

Mother keeps son’s memory alive by helping families facing childhood cancer

The loss of a child is devastating. It’s something no parent should ever have to go through. But for Sharon Snyder, president of the Kisses for Kyle Foundation, keeping her son’s memory alive by helping other families has been cathartic.

This year, the Kisses for Kyle Foundation is celebrating its 10th year of supporting families in the Delaware Valley with children battling cancer. Kyle Samuel Snyder lost a valiant battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia on October 15, 1998 at the age of 2 years and 7 months. His mother, Sharon, created the Kisses for Kyle Foundation in April 2001 to help work through her pain and support other families who were dealing with similar situations.

To view the entire article, written by Mindy Toran, please click here.

Kisses for Kyle Wins Scarecrow Contest

Peddler’s Village has announced that The Kisses for Kyle Foundation has won the Grand Prize in the Peddler’s Village Online Scarecrow Competition. Sharon Snyder, founder of Kisses for Kyle, accepted the grand prize of an overnight stay at The Golden Plough Inn, presented to her by General Manager Matt Knol. The public voted online throughout September and October in this photo contest run by Bucks County bloggers Tina Paparone and Angela Giovine of

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Makefield Women’s Association distributes Harvest Day Proceeds

Funds raised at Harvest Day in 2009 were turned into scholarships and charitable donations by the MWA. Pictured are, back row, Kevin Campbell (Yardley Makefield Fire Company), Melissa Mantz (Bucks County Housing Group), Donna Byrne (A Woman’s Place), and Bill Burns (director of the Lower Bucks Red Cross Homeless Shelter); front row, Jeanne Zylber (Yardley Makefield Free Library), Sharon Snyder (Kisses For Kyle) and Jennifer Ketler (MWA president).

Months after Yardley Harvest Day, members of the Makefield Women’s Association get together for the most important meeting of the year.

That’s when they distribute proceeds from the event to beneficiaries and scholars. The presentation took place April 7 at the historic Elm Lowne farmhouse in Lower Makefield Township.

Jennifer Ketler, MWA president, presented the checks to the 2010 beneficiaries. “This is one of the best meetings we have every year, because we work very hard to raise this money, and we are very proud to give it back to our community,” she said.

To view the full article by Petra Chesner Schlatter, click here.

Chutzpah Magazine: The Altruists by Leslie Feldman

Our area is fortunate to have some of the most generous people in the country—people who are able to endow hospitals, schools and museums, who work to preserve our culture and our history and give those less fortunate access to a better, brighter future. In this issue of Chutzpah, we are adding to the rolls of these philanthropists the following 22 people whose amazing initiatives, compassion and dedication deserve recognition.

Sharon Snyder
Sharon Snyder has a very personal connection to Kisses For Kyle (, of which she is founder and president. Her first son Kyle was diagnosed with leukemia just three weeks shy of his second birthday. After a very courageous eight-month battle, Kyle lost his young life. The family had a memorial fund in Kyle’s name shortly after he passed away, but after a few years of raising funds for other organizations, Sharon realized she needed to find a loving and healthy way to honor her child every day. She began the organization, the Kisses for Kyle Foundation, in 2001 as a means to keep Kyle present in this world and help other local families going through what her family once did. A main goal for the Foundation is to help alleviate massive financial burdens put on families due to the hardship and diagnosis of childhood cancer. Another mission is to put a smile on the faces of local children with cancer and their families by providing services such as hosting celebratory and birthday parties, inviting families to special events, providing sporting event and other tickets and having a gift giving program to provide items requested by the children it helps. To date, the Kisses for Kyle Foundation has raised over $400,000.