Known to friends and colleagues as a philanthropic guru, Cat Ross provided the club with an update on her Kenya focused charity called K.I.D.S. The Kenya Initiative for Development and Sustainability organization is responsible for several projects to better the lives of Kenyans.

Cat provided an update on the 5 programs that KIDS will support in Kenya and that the organization is in the process of completing their application to get registered as a charity in order to issue tax receipts. KIDS has also formed a board of directors with our own Geoff Archambault sitting as Chair. 

In addition, KIDS has also implemented an Education component to  the organization in which they will educate youth here in our own community about the lives of their counterparts in Kenya and the lifestyle they live, issues, developments, etc.  KIDS also takes that component to Kenya each year to educate the youth in Kenya about our lives here in Canada and the work we do to help support them.

"Building children's futures globally while inspiring children locally" sums up the mission statement for KIDS. Find out more about KIDS projects and how you can help at :kidsinitiative.ca