Gina Wilkins is the Founder and CEO of Kind Mouse Productions Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2012 assisting local families in transition and their chronically hungry children. In 2012, Gina was a self-employed certified architectural draftsman. With the decline in the economy she saw many of her friends and peers fall into financial despair. These hardworking career people were too prideful to ask for help and eventually lost their homes and businesses. Gina, wanting to help her proud friends, saw a need to assist these displaced families and to also feed the hungry children of her neighborhood.
Since that time, Gina is proud to say the Kind Mouse has fed over 350,000 chronically hungry little tummies since it’s birth and has served over 250 families experiencing job loss.
A brainchild of Gina’s is The Kind Mouse Outreach Programs – Mice In Training and Mice Interns. “KMKids Feeding Kids” where chidren from ages 5 through 18 learn leadership, how to operate a nonprofit and run two boards. These students are the next generation of the Kind Mouse.
Gina is a 7 year member of Angels Against Abuse, a 9 year member of The Rainmakers Business Networking Group, a 2 year member of The St Pete Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and a 1 year member of Woman’s Service League and St. Anthony’s Auxiliary. She has recently joined Boley Angels and Queen of Hearts . She was a 4 year member of BNI and a 7 year member of Northeast Exchange Club where she served 2 years on the board. Gina also represented Kind Mouse as a Junior League St. Petersburg Advisory Board Member.
Last year Gina was honored and chosen as A Princess for The Queen of Hearts Court. And in 2019 Gina became a Lightning Community Hero.
Gina is extremely grateful to the community for their support with The Kind Mouse. As she likes to say, “It takes a large litter to run THIS Mouse.” She knows without the love and support of her family, friends and community, The Kind Mouse would not be as strong as it is today.
Gina and Stan have been married 25 years. Stan is a freelance photojournalist. They have 3 children, Alex, Hillary and Carl.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will enjoy our progress and wish to join our Mouse Family!
It has been an exciting 7 years for The Kind Mouse. From a dream starting in a back bedroom of my home, to now filling thousands of little tummies and serving so many! With the help of many, many wonderful volunteers, we have started outreach programs, shot awareness videos, appeared in numerous local TV spots, received print media attention, and earned various awards and recognition. Yes, we have been blessed!
I am most proud of our Kids Feeding Kids Programs. Local students are feeding children in their own backyards; some in their own schools. Through our Mice In Training and Mice Intern programs we are grooming our future leaders. These amazing kids, ages 5 – 18, are learning the ins and outs of running a nonprofit as well as the value of service.
Many wonderful people have come through our doors – volunteers, clients, donors and sponsors. Our community has embraced this little Mouse of ours and has made her what she is today.
I look forward to many more years of our working together in the fight against local child hunger. Thank you for joining us in our efforts.
It takes a large litter to run THIS Mouse.
Gina – aka Mama Mouse