Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July Post

Hi All,
Hope your summer is off to a great start. Over the past couple of months we have had a number of people and programs raise funds for K.I.D.S. in a variety of ways. We are grateful to all those that have participated and continue to support us in bringing healthcare, clean water, education and family support to children and families in need in Cambodia. Here are a few highlights of how some friends of K.I.D.S. have been fundraising to relieve poverty and bring hope and opportunity to others. A big Thank You to them all!!

Healthy Role Models (HRM), Nanaimo
Sarah Gilks and her team of women strive for both personal health and fitness as well as giving back to local and global communities. In the spring HRM held a Beer and Burger to support K.I.D.S early childhood development program in the N.E. of Cambodia. The Women's Development Centre trains women to learn the art of silk weaving and earn a decent living wage for their families while K.I.D.S make sure their children are well cared for and get a head start on nutrition, education and hygiene. Thanks to Sarah and all the participants for raising $10,113.00 and assisting in bringing 60 children education, healthcare and hope for a brighter future.
Sumalee's Fundraising
One of our youngest supporters continues to use every opportunity to help her "friends" in Cambodia. Recently Sumalee turned six and as usual turned her birthday party into a fundraiser for bikes for kids to go to school. At her Dracula themed party she raised $273.00. Since she was four she has raised approximately $1,500.00 for the kids in Cambodia. Needless to say she has foregone a lot of presents, served a lot of lemonade and gone through a lot of glue-sticks and glitter making Christmas cards to sell!

Cedrick's Cafe in Crofton, BC 
Cedrick's Coffee House is a lovely little coffee house where all the proceeds go to KIDS. Cedrick's is located on one of Crofton's main streets in a beautifully renovated "Log Cabin" on Joan Ave.  Owned by Judith and Gerry Fewster and run by Jane Douglas Bailey this unique cafe offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, great food and is a place where a cup of coffee can change a child's life. Thanks to Judith, Gerry and Jane for all their generous work and please drop by if your out that way.


All the best to all of you,
Enjoy your summer, we will keep you posted,
Adrianne and Rick